This series made me laugh out loud more than a few times if only for the very odd Victorian England names. The author, Gail Carriger, does a fantastic job of having a heroine that is able to work with all the men around her to better her world and save it in multiple small and large ways. All while getting her own life under control and learning who she is. The author described the world as what would Victorian England have been like if Vampires and Werewolves existed and were part of society. Very interesting viewpoint and I love how she has balanced the powers of the world. Even to describing what kind of people can become those powerful creatures. She even discusses the consequences of long life and immortality. It is a major plot point of more than one part of the story.
The books in the Parasol Protectorate are Soulless, Changless. Blameless, and Heartless :
I don’t want to spoil any of the story for anyone but this is worth the time to read and are fairly quick reads. I even got my husband to read some of her young adult books of the same world Finishing School. The author is still writing more short stories and other novels set in the same world so well worth reading.
For more information check out the author’s website www.gailcarriger.com