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Soulless
Gail Carriger
Adult Fiction CARRIGE

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Summary: Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart? SOULLESS is the first book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.


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main characters Alexia Tarabotti
Female
Age: 25
Spinster
Stubborn; doesn't have a soul; attacked at a party by a vampire which she accidentally killed; determined to clear her name of being responsible for the disappearance of several vampires.

Conall Maccon
Male
Werewolf
Brash; loud; investigating the death of a vampire and the mysterious disappearance of several others.
Government official



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