Changeless

Changeless

eBook - 2010
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"Alexia Tarabotti , the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently alseep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. The 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 souless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband - if she feels like it."--back cover.
Publisher: New York : Orbit, [2010]
ISBN: 9780316088039
031608803X
Additional Contributors: Overdrive, Inc

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nidofito
Nov 15, 2016

Really enjoyed learning more about Conall and his family. Fun mystery with a surprising source.

cmlibrary_ecrites Aug 30, 2016

Alexia is back and she is as witty and adventurous as ever! The ending to this one will send you scrambling to pick up the next.

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eecrites
Aug 30, 2016

Two books in and I still cannot get enough of Alexia and the world she inhabits. Love it!

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puzumaki
May 14, 2015

This series has a fantastic world structure which makes a lot of sense (amount of soul = supernaturalness), and the characters are fun to read, almost parodying the Jane Austen lifestyle in quirkiness. I really enjoyed this installment, but the author got a bit too into the description of the aethographic machine. I can appreciate all the effort in making this very steampunk and trying to paint that picture; so I might be being nitpicky.

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Zidaryn
Apr 22, 2014

If you like the novels, check out the manga/comic. Keeps to the story and is real neat. I saw them in the book store, got interested, and now I'm working on reading all the novels. EPL has them. They're titled Souless.

bookfanatic1979 Jan 14, 2014

Very entertaining, until the last chapter. I was taken aback by The Big Announcement and its repercussions. So much so that I had a very hard time reconciling Lord Maccon’s reaction with what I know of his personality. He purports to love Alexia but…well…his response was not very gentlemanly.

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

Lovely, yet not at lively and spirited as the first. The book was fun and quirky, with a few upsets that leave me looking forward to the third book in the series.

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DeltaQueen50
Nov 13, 2012

The second in her Parasol Protectorate series, Changeless by Gail Carriger is a fun romp through alternative Victorian times with soulless Alexia Maccom and her very masculine, werewolf husband , Conall. Better known as Lord and Lady Woolsey, Alexia is now serving Queen Victoria as the third member of the Shadow Council, which advises the Queen on all policies involving the supernatural. Conall is both the alpha male of the Woolsey pack and also holds a very important position with the Bureau of Unnatural Registry.

Although still very much newly-weds, something has come up that requires their immediate attention. There appears to be a strange illness that causes both vampires and werewolves to lose their immortality and ghosts to disappear altogether. As this plague appears to shift locale and now appears to be heading to Scotland toward the home of his old pack, it isn’t long before Conall is on his way north. Packing her new parasol and assorted friends and relatives, Alexia follows.

Carriger continues her series in fine form, Changeless is a fun read, part fantasy, part romance, a little steam punk and always, a comedy of manners and morals. The author gives you an entertaining story played out by characters that are varied and interesting, spouting dialogue that is both engaging and humorous. Although Changeless had a very definite cliff-hanger ending, it was such an enjoyable read that I don’t mind the extra push to pick up the next book quickly.

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monkers1ze
Oct 30, 2011

I enjoyed every page of this book. The characters are charming, witty and funny.

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Albertasaurus
Jan 22, 2011

Excellent sequel to 'Soulless' - unlike the first book the ending requires you to read the next 'Blameless' - I love the characterizations - very strong female protagonist

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TeriCloth
Jan 24, 2012

I really like Gail Carriger's books, this one was good but a little slow moving at times.

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