Book 1 of The Parasol Protectorate
Delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P. G. Wodehouse * i09.com * Soulless has all the delicate charm of a Victorian parasol and all the wicked force of a Victorian parasol secretly weighted with brass shot and expertly wielded. Ravishing * Lev Grossman, author of THE MAGICIANS * Carriger debuts brilliantly with a blend of Victorian romance, screwball comedy of manners and alternate history . . . This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY * Soulless is a potent cocktail of genres - fantasy, horror, steampunk, romance and comedy. It's light-hearted, escapist fodder . . . One is amused * SciFiNow * Funny, action-packed, sometimes raunchy, unashamedly fashion-conscious steampunk adventures * Trudi Canavan (SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author) *
Ms. Carriger began writing in order to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning.