Monday, November 14, 2016
After Reading: BLAMELESS by Gail Carriger
Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.
While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.
BLAMELESS is the third book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking. (Goodreads)
This week has certainly been an interesting one, and one made for lots of book reading to keep myself from being very frustrated :)
I adore this series, the wit, the banter, the great cast of characters, and of course some fun supernatural creatures thrown into the mix. I really felt for poor Alexia in this one, as she faces being completely tossed out for a perceived indiscretion that most certainly wasn't the truth. How she handles it is both wonderful and hilarious. And of course, attacking ladybugs? How Carriger came up with that idea just makes me giggle. Anyhow, another fun addition to this series, and one that brings in some other interesting insights from the world beyond England. How other countries have dealt with the supernatural set was fascinating to me, and really built up the world to a degree I enjoyed. Have you had a chance to check out this series?