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4.0000409530901 out of 54.0000409530901 out of 54.0000409530901 out of 54.0000409530901 out of 54.0000409530901 out of 5 4.00 (8,058 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Gail Carriger Narrator: Emily Gray Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Parasol Protectorate Series Release Date:
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Alexia Tarabotti—Lady Maccon—has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London high society, living in a vampire’s second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural mishaps. Even Ivy Tunstell’s acting troupe’s latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a damper on Alexia’s enjoyment of her new London lifestyle—that is, until she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored.

With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

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Quotes & Awards

  • Carriger's Parasol Protectorate series beautifully blends together alternate history, steampunk and paranormal romance into stories that are witty, engaging and fun. Kirkus on Timeless
  • The world of Timeless is a unique recipe of steampunk and fantasy spiced with light sprinkling of romance. Its setting is rich for characters to romp about in, but the unbridled playfulness of the language and dialogue shines brightest. Miami Herald on Timeless
  • A delightfully fun supernatural comedy of manners, with a refreshing romance thrown in - and a highly promising first novel. Locus on Soulless
  • “The world of Timeless is a unique recipe of steampunk and fantasy spiced with light sprinkling of romance. Its setting is rich for characters to romp about in, but the unbridled playfulness of the language and dialogue shines brightest.”

    Miami Herald

  • Readers will undoubtedly be content with how this charming series wraps up. SciFi Now on Timeless
  • Spectacular debut novel...a real page-turner. RT Book Reviews on Soulless
  • "Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse. io9.com on Soulless
  • Delivers what readers have come to expect: witty style paired with globe-spanning Victorian derring-do. RT Book Reviews on Timeless
  • “The fifth and final book in Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series delivers what readers have come to expect: witty style paired with globe-spanning Victorian derring-do. The book elevates itself above prior entries in the series by neatly knitting plot threads together and manages to contain a surprise or two.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of Alex Award, 2010
  • Locus Awards, 2010
  • Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2009

Listener Opinions

  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 by Jenny | 5/23/2016

    " As with all of the Parasol Protectorate series, Carriger meshes the timelessness of werewolves and vampires with Victorian values and steam punk oddities. The characters continue to progress through their relationships and trials and tribulations of being new parents, Alphas of a pack and forever suspects of the vampire hives. Alexia is a timeless character with her own take on the way things should be, while maintaining her Victorian values and proper etiquette. She is delightful, as is everyone that she comes in contact with. Special note that the narrator of these books is fabulaous, able to portray personality in each of the characters voices. Kudos! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mirva | 2/10/2014

    " Awesome... Egypt, Steampunk and Vampires... do you need anything more? :-D! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Stacy | 2/10/2014

    " Witty and amusing, as always...but Lady Maccon is starting to bore me a little. I'm relieved this author knew when to quit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth Chandler | 2/9/2014

    " A fine ending to a skillfully written, elegant series. I found the mystery engrossing (I didn't figure out most of the elements) and the characters and situations variously amusing and moving. "

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