Published by Hatchette Book Group Pages: 389
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Also by this author: Curtsies & Conspiracies, Etiquette and Espionage, Waistcoats & Weaponry, Manners & Mutiny, Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Prudence, Imprudence, Competence, Reticence
Alexia Maccon, 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. So 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.
CHANGELESS is the second book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
This was a reread for me and the only thing I could remember from the last time was the ending…lol. It was still enjoyable! Check out what Barb at Booker T’s Farm thought after you look at my review.
Here is what I thought
This is a fun quirky series with some fun characters and some that you would like to dump over the side of the dirigible. 🙂
Some strange things are happening as a lot of supernaturals all of a sudden are going human. It’s not good to be a preturnatual and Alexia is curious about what is going on. Not only has her husband ran off to Scotland without telling her much but left his pack on her front lawn which doesn’t bode well with her.
She gets a message from an unique character that sends her off to Scotland in search of Lord Maccon on her way there she is almost killed by someone pushing her over the dirigible. Then when she gets to Scotland she find Maccon with his old pack and some are not happy but since they can’t change he is trying to help. She finds out that he actually has a great great granddaughter who is the pack leader and human. Alexia doesn’t have time to think much on that as someone is still trying to kill her and steal a mummy!
Yeah, this was a lot of fun. I love Alexia she is so quirky and fun. Some of the other characters like her friend Ivy and her sister Felicity I wanted to smack a few times, they make me roll my eyes…lol. So does some of Maccon’s people. I must stay that the thing I remembered about this one is that Lord Maccon really ticks me off in the end and I am not sure how Alexia will be able to forgive him. I guess I will find out as I haven’t read the other books in this series but it will take lots of gravoling!
If you like quirky, steampunk type paranormal reads then you should try this series.