Cover Love: The Parasol Protectorate Volume 2
As always, thanks to Carmel at Rabid Reads for hosting Cover Love!
Today’s cover comes from one of my all-time favourite authors: Gail Carriger. I’ve gushed about her books a whole lot online so I won’t do it again. Instead, I’ll refer you to these trusty links. I got lazy and didn’t write about Blameless but believe me, it was awesome:
- Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1)
- Changeless (Parasol Protectorate #2)
- Heartless (Parasol Protectorate #4) **
What I love about this cover is how it really captures the spirit of the series and how strong Alexia looks on the cover. I don’t always love omnibus covers but I think this one is delightful.
This volume contains the second half of the series: Heartless and Timeless (the fourth and fifth books). You can read on for the blurbs but beware — spoilers abound!
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 and Alexia barely has time to remember she just 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?
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 damper 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?