Heartless by Gail CarrigerHeartless by Gail Carriger


byGail Carriger

Paperback | April 21, 2016

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Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines, Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant.

Will Alexia manage to determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria before it is too late? Is it the vampires again or is there a traitor lurking about in wolf's clothing? And what, exactly, has taken up residence in Lord Akeldama's second best closet?
HEARTLESS is the fourth book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
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New York Timesbestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in ...
Title:HeartlessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:OrbitLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316402044

ISBN - 13:9780316402040


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good This wasn't my favourite in the series.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Crap. The worst of the series, but, glutton for literary punishment that I am, I have to see how the series ends.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second favourite int eh series Second only to the first book in this series, #4 is the next best by far. With things finally settled in her personal life, Alexia's adventures in this book are the result of someone else's doing. Great tie in to those who have read the Finishing School series!
Date published: 2017-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Alexia continues to delight . . . and get into trouble! Book 4 in the Parasol Protectorate series does not disappoint. Dry British humour, paranormal hijinx, and any number of utterly ridiculous situtions combine for a highly entertaining, great read. As she is eight months pregnant, one might think that Alexia, Lady Maccon, the Queen's muhjah, and the co-alpha of the Woolsey werewolf pack, might consider laying low and staying out of trouble. One might think it, but one would, of course, be quite mistaken! With the many unknowns associated with the child Alexia is carrying, nobody - including, if truth be told, Alexia herself, who is NOT enjoying the many indignities she discovers come along with pregnancy - seems to want the baby to manage to be born. The vampires in particular seem determined to do away with the baby, and by association, Alexia too. Alexia and husband, Lord Conall Maccon, come up with a rather ingenious - if one does say so oneself! - solution to the problem [you'll have to read the book for details]. That solution does come with some inconveniences of its own, however. Add to that the dire warnings of an unknown ghost that someone is trying to kill the Queen, and the responsibilities heaped upon Alexia are simply beyond the beyond! The book manages to keep things funny and irreverantly clever, despite some rather dark happenings. The writing style the author has is a very deft hand combining action with intelligent and funny verbal repartee is very engaging and something a little different from the traditional paranormal fiction. I especially like how the various supernatural groups manage to interact without being irritating or predictable. Gail Carriger's characters are delightful, smart-mouthed and extremely witty. I love all of them and can't wait for book five - Timeless, which comes out in March 2012.
Date published: 2011-12-28

Editorial Reviews

"Carriger's writing remains crisp and witty, and the affectionate banter between Lord and Lady Maccon will please series fans."-Publisher's Weekly on Heartless