Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?
The Parasol Protectorate is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
This boxed set includes the whole series: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless.
It's hard to describe this series without giving away spoilers. I don't think I will do it justice. It's pretty much a steampunk with vampires and werewolves that is revolved around Alexia Tarabotti.
I started reading Soulless around mid December 2015, but I couldn't get pass the first two chapters; it didn't capture my attention. This year I was determined to start and finish this series. After getting pass the first three chapters or so, I began enjoying the book. Even though I did enjoy Soulless, it's my least favorite book in this series. How I feel about each as follow:
1. Timeless (5): In the beginning of the book I felt like this would be my third favorite book, by half way through it became number two. By the end it became my number one favorite in the series. There was a few plot twists that caught me by surprise.
2. Blameless (3): So much goodness from beginning to end. I read this in one sitting, it was so good.
3. Changeless (2): Until recently, as I was writing this, this was my least favorite. As I was going over what happened in the book, I realize I did like this book more, even though it had some boring parts.
4. Heartless (4): This was okay. I liked it a bit more than Soulless, only because of the ending and the few good parts that was scattered through it.
5. Soulless (1): Even though things happened it felt like nothing really happened at the same time. Yes I know it was basically setting up the world along with the players, doesn't mean I have to like it.
This is my first steampunk, so I don't know how to recommend this. It's a great series with a satisfying/cute ending. You will definitely fall in love with the characters, especially Lord A, even Lord Maccon.