So I sat in Yo Sushi borrowing WiFi so I could download this ASAP. I finished Soulless and immediately needed to hear what happened next.
We pick up essentially a month after they left off and Alexia is happy, working for the Queen and in a position of great power and influence with the Werewolves and Vampires. Book 2 of the Parasol Protectorate is funny, free flowing and introduces another set of wonderful characters.
Madam Genevieve LeFoux, a French inventorwith the penchant for wearing Men’s clothes and relationships with women. Needless to say, I love her. She’s a wonderful character with lots of depth, with a Ghost for an Aunt and an adoptive son. She saves lives, makes beautiful hats and knows her way round a parasol.
Sidheag Maccon, the Lady Kingair, the closest thing to a pack Alpha in human form. She os bold, head strong and the only living relative of Lord Maccon, the only other woman to Alexia that can get her way over him. The pack Beta is an arse much like the Woolsey Gamma but they all work. The relationships, the story and the fateful attempts on many lives.
Why you might ask are we headed up North to the Kingair pack? Well not only have they lost an Alpha but also their ability to change. All supernaturals are essentially mortal. First London, now the highlands. Lord Maccon suddenly has to worry about shaving, grey hairs and adjusting to day light hours. Everyone thinks our favourite preternatural is to blame… is she?
Her travels up North with dearest Ivy, her annoying sister Felicity and Tunstall (the ginger haired Ladies man claviger) are fearsome, funny and most wonderful. Books 3, 4 and 5 have all been downloaded and I’m ready.