Parasol Protectorate series


I’m a huge fan of Gail Carriger’s steampunk novels and was sad when her Parasol Protectorate series ended in 2012 with Timeless. Well, I’m sad no longer! Prudence picks up several decades after the previous series ended and stars Alexia Maccon’s daughter, Prudence. It took just minutes to ...

Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1

Not that I’m trying to render myself useless here, but in some ways a review like this has very little predictive value. What, exactly, can I tell you about the manga version of a hit steampunk series? It depends, right? It depends whether you like manga, or have been exposed to it. It depends whe ...


I’ll sum it up in a nutshell. If you haven’t read Ms. Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate, then allow me to shoo you to book one, Soulless, because you’re missing out. If you think the series has jumped the shark, then this book probably won’t change your mind. And if you follow the series, ...


In this latest entry in the Parasol Protectorate series, the action picks up shortly after Changeless ended. I didn’t find this one quite as sparkling as Soulless, in which we were first introduced to the author’s clever Victorian steampunk world and to her marvelous heroine, but I did enjoy thi ...


Narrated by Emily Gray Having read Soulless in print, I was quite excited to see it in audio format. Heroine Alexia is quite a witty, entertaining character who plays perfectly against Lord Maccon, an alpha werewolf. The narration is simply superb. It’s my first experience listening to Emily Gr ...


The Parasol Protectorate? How cool is that for a series title? Soulless, author Gail Carriger’s impressive debut and the first entry in that delightfully titled series, is almost equal parts comedy of manners, alternate reality, steampunk, paranormal, and romance. And, just to get it out of the ...