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Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, book 1)

By Gail Carriger

Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate, book 1)

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Tags: paranormal, steampunk, urban fantasy, vampire, victorian

Started reading:
2010-05-30 20:43:51
Finished reading:
2010-06-01 12:55:58

Review

Rating: 4

Perhaps a bit too precious and a bit too Mary Sue, the action in this book still moves along well and is well-plotted despite the characters. There’s also a little too much of everything but the kitchen sink with the steampunk setting and the paranormal alternate history in the Victorian era. I find I prefer the more gothic aspects of books like Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula. It could also be that the main focus is on werewolves with the vampire denizens of London being somewhat buffonish (as opposed to the far scarier ones in Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series) and the ghosts only relevant in passing.

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