Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review - Timeless by Gail Carriger

Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)

Series: Parasol Protectorate #5 (Final) 
Genre: Historical Paranormal Fiction
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Published - March 2012
Paperback - 328 pgs

Rating: 5/5 

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?

This is the final book in the series. Please see my review of Soulless for an introduction to the Parasol Protectorate Series.

Starting the last book in this series was very mixed for me. I have loved this series so much and read it very very quickly. I already miss these characters and am anxious to read even more by Carriger. She has rocketed to the top of my list of slump breaking authors. I've already ordered more of her books to have on hand for this (and because I love her books).

In the final book in this series Carriger wraps everything up beautifully. While there are loose ends, I could see where Carriger was laying the foundation for more stories in this world vs where she was wrapping this series up. My questions were answered. Each character completed their arch and the story felt complete. It was extremely well done and I was so pleased with how the pieces fell into place. The action and adventure never stop in this book though so be prepared for a whirlwind.

My emotions were all over the place and I think I'm still recovering from the aftermath. The series has stuck with me and I miss the characters so much. I'm looking forward to many more adventures with some of these immortal characters and anxious to see how some of the events from this novel play out in the future. 

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