Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Soulless, an Alexia Tarabotti Novel by Gail Carriger
Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Gail Carriger calls Soulless an urban fantasy alternate history with a sprinkling of steampunk. I just call it fun. Soulless is set in the late 1800’s and combines the paranormal with historical romance. There are all the rules that you read in other historical romances with the addition of werewolves, vampires, ghosts and the preternaturals. All of these elements lead to a story with interesting twists in the behavior of the characters. Filled with great world building, an interesting plot and great characters Soulless is a good start to a new series.
Alexia Tarabotti is a strong female who has no soul. Lord Maccon is a werewolf who clashes constantly with Alexia. A new vampire tries to feed on Alexia she and Lord Maccon are thrown together to solve the mystery. The result is an entertaining page-turner filled with adventure and romance.
Orbit published Soulless by Gail Carriger in 2009.
I purchased Soulless at Borders.