Alexia Maccon, the Lady Woolsey, awakens in the wee hours of the mid-afternoon to find her husband, who should be decently asleep like any normal werewolf, yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears; leaving her to deal with a regiment of supernatural soldiers encamped on her doorstep, a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria.
But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, the latest fashions, and an arsenal of biting civility. So even when her investigations take her to Scotland, the backwater of ugly waistcoats, she is prepared: upending werewolf pack dynamics as only the soulless can. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.
CHANGELESS is the second book of the Parasol Protectorate series: a comedy of manners set in Victorian London, full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.
What a fantastic book two. As you know, I’ve been in a book two book rut but this book blew everything else I’ve been reading out of the water. It was nice to have a consistent love interest with little trauma in that part (at least at the beginning). It was amazing to have all the smart banter and thoughts from Alexia. All in all, it was just amazing.
The introduction of Madame Lefoux, another smart and witty female, added a lot to the story. She’s a lesbian in a waistcoat that challenges Alexia to think about things from another perspective. Ivy and Alexia’s sister always made me laugh and Conall was a great mate. As you can tell I really love the characters in this book.
I’ll finish up with a “Holy Hell!” That ending…