Victorian romance mixes seamlessly with elegant prose and biting
wit—and werewolves—in Gail Carriger’s delightful debut novel. Soulless introduces
Alexia Tarabotti, a parasol-wielding Londoner getting dangerously close to
spinster status. But there are more important things than finding a husband…
Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations.
First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian
and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards
of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse, apparently, for Alexia accidentally
kills the vampire—and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous,
and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing,
everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is
actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to
negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally,
who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
Soulless is a comedy of
manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and
tea-drinking. Download and start listening now!