Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her... show more
Alexia Tarabotti, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. Even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1st 2010
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
Series: Parasol Protectorate (#2)
Real quick: I enjoyed this more than the first in the series on all levels. I was using this as brain bleach and I ended up with a good solid, fun read.
This review was originally posted on Bookish Things & MoreI think this one may be one of my favorite in the series. We get to visit Scotland, and see a family face from the Finishing School series. We also see how Alexia interacts with her sister. And let’s just say for the record that I don’t li...
The combination of Victorian manners and the more "radical" attitudes of characters like Alexia and Lord Akeldama make for a perfect mix of humor and adventure in The Parasol Protectorate series. This second installment is just as entertaining as the first and has wit for days. A plague of humanizat...
It's the first book I've finished in 2016 and I'm quite happy this was it (that is, as long as the second book I finish is Blameless). Look what you've done, Gail Carriger, I am in quite a state. "Ivy waved the wet handkerchief, as much as to say, words cannot possibly articulate my profound di...
2nd book in the Parasol Protectorate series and it was even more fun than the first one! We meet a bunch of new friends and learn more about Conall's background and indeed more about the workings of a werewolf pack. Rollicking. :) That's how I would describe this tale. I find myself laughing...