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Soulless

Soulless

A delightful illustrated edition of Soulless, the first novel in the New York Times bestselling Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. Featuring illustrations by Jensine Eckwall.

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.

Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire — and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.

With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
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Julia Verlanger Award, 2013

Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy / Fiction / Fantasy / Gaslamp

On Sale: September 18th 2018

Price: $20 / $26 (CDN)

Page Count: 416

ISBN-13: 9780316438957

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"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 is a character-driven romp with great world building and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse."—i09.com
"Light-hearted and fast-paced, Soulless will please fans of fantasy, historical fantasy and paranormal romance alike."—The Miami Herald
"Laugh out loud funny and refreshingly different, Soulless kept me turning pages well into the night. I enjoyed every minute of this wonderfully unexpected twist on paranormals...Wickedly funny."—Angie Fox, New York Times bestselling author of The Accidental Demon Slayer
"In this spectacular debut novel, Carriger has created a fascinating alternate Victorian London in which there are all sorts of supernatural creatures. Alexia is a smart and capable heroine armed with a parasol and an attitude. Moving at a healthy clip, this is a real page-turner."—RT Book Reviews
"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, author of The Magicians
"Deliciously, vampiricly satiric, a tremendously clever, sexy read."—Karen Marie Moning, New York Times bestselling author
"I was enchanted from start to finish."—sfrevu.com