Book 5 of The Parasol Protectorate
By Gail Carriger
From the delightful, tea-sodden, steampunk-fuelled imagination of Gail Carriger comes the further adventures of Alexia Tarabotti and her parasol
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 willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a dampener on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.
Until, that is, 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?
***Also available as a manga adaptation***
Ms Carriger began writing in order to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small-town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning.
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01 Mar 2012
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Readers will undoubtedly be content with how this charming series wraps up — SCIFI NOW
Steampunk inventions take a backseat to the witty and affectionate depictions of the characters and their relationships . . . series readers will fall for Prudence and be happy with how it all wraps up. — PUBLISHERS WEEKLY