Orbit, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780316127189, 416pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2012
Until, that is, she receives a summons 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?
TIMELESS is the final book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
The Parasol Protectorate
For more from Gail Carriger, check out:
The Custard Protocol
Finishing School (YA)
"Etiquette & Espionage"
"Curtsies & Conspiracies"
"Waistcoats & Weaponry"
"Manners & Mutiny"
The Parasol Protectorate books are: "Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, " and "Timeless." "Soulless" won the ALA's Alex Award. A manga adaptation released in Spring 2012 and a young adult series set in the same universe -- the Finishing School series -- launched in Spring 2013. Gail is soon to begin writing a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (2015).
Praise for The Parasol Protectorate:
"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
"Spectacular debut novel...a real page-turner." --- Romantic Times
"Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse." --- io9.com
"A delightfully fun supernatural comedy of manners, with a refreshing romance thrown in - and a highly promising first novel." --- Locus
"Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history. . . . This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
"Soulless has all the delicate charm of a Victorian parasol, and all the wicked force of a Victorian parasol secretly weighted with brass shot and expertly wielded. Ravishing." --- Lev Grossman, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Magicians
"A tapestry that is simultaneously witty, charming, exhilarating and downright fun." --- fantasyliterature.com