Gail Carriger, |
The Parasol Protectorate Series #3: Blameless
On her own, Alexia finds herself facing down epic scandal, betrayal and assassins wielding homicidal ladybugs. Needless to say, she responds by gathering loyal companions and traveling across Europe to find answers, be it from scientists, murderous vampires or even the Holy Templars.
An involving, quick read, Blameless amps up the action and world-building. The supernatural machinations behind this plot lead to more twists and consequences for the Maccons' set. From devious schemes and werewolf drunkenness on the home front to the strange and sinister philosophies of Europe, author Gail Carriger puts her characters through the wringer. The expansion of French and Italian culture continues to expand this fascinating paranormal world with Alexia's spirited tourism and unexpected transports to lead the way.
The middle book, Blameless proves the least light-hearted, but brings a passion and a flawed reality to these characters that enhances them through the rest of the series. Like tea, a sip of the unsweetened stuff will make the properly served version taste even better.
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8 November 2014
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