Desperately Wanting Wednesday (1) February 29, 2012Posted by thehypermonkey in Book talk.
Tags: book talk, gail carriger, timeless
(Desperately Wanting Wednesday is a feature hosted by Parajunkee)
This week’s Desperately Wanting Wednesday is all about the series the Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger. It’s a Victorian Steampunk Paranormal series about a heroine who happens to be soulless. You can get the first three books in an omnibus.
I’m desperately wanting the fifth book in the series, Timeless. I’ve been waiting for this book since I finished the fourth book for over four months ago.
There’s a lot to admire in Alexia Tarabotti. She’s not a fainting, simpering, “let’s pretend to be strong but go weak at the knees at the first sight of a handsome man” heroine of the Victorian ages. She’s truly got spunk.
The supporting cast is equally entertaining. From Lord Maccon, the indomitable alpha wereworlf, to Lord Akeldama, the enigmatic and humorous vampire, this series has it all. Humor, adventure, and romance.
Fast forward two years from the last book in the series and Alexia now has a toddler in tow. With her actress friend Ivy Tunstell, she travels by steamer to Egypt.
I look forward to finding out what sorts of mayhem Alexia and her family get into once she arrives. For trouble always arises when Alexia is around!