Alexia Tarabotti is a proper English miss—so long as you don't count her spinsterhood, half-Italian heritage, or weaponized parasol against her. Oh, and there's that little matter of her lacking a soul. But, honestly, isn't being soulless and thus able to nullify the powers of vampires and werewolves and other supernatural beings a good thing in a London chockful of them?
Her soulless state seems particularly handy when Alexia is accosted alone in a library by a vampire intent on her neck. She dispatches him with the help of her preternatural powers...and handy parasol. But not only has the fanged ruffian ruined her treacle tart, his untimely demise brings to the scene Lord Conall Maccon, werewolf Alpha and investigator for the Bureau of Unnatural Registry (and as handsome as he is vexing). The incident is followed by a veritable plague of unexplained new vampires and old ones suddenly disappearing across London society. And, unfortunately, Alexia herself becomes the chief suspect.
New York Times' bestselling author Gail Carriger's Soulless introduced a legion of readers to the delightfully romantic Victorian steampunk world of her acclaimed Parasol Protectorate series. Revisit the start of this acclaimed and singular series in this exclusive limited edition.
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Book Description Subterranean Press., Burton, MI:, 2016. 1st edition thus. HC in decorated cloth boards. 1st Printing. First book of The Parasol Protectorate. One of 750 numbered copies signed by Carriger. Illustrated endpapers by Wm. Michael Kaulta A fine copy w/o dust jacket, as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 29386