Tuesday, September 22, 2020

2 Bloggers 1 Series - Timeless


Stormi and I did it.  We finished another series!   I'm just going to warn you that there will probably be some spoilers here.  There are just some things that I need to mention.  I will try to warn you though.  So read on for my thoughts and then make sure you visit Stormi @ Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My!

And stay tuned because in October we'll be starting another thrilling series we both have been wanting to knock of our lists!

TITLE: Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5)
AUTHOR: Gail Carriger
PUBLISHING DATE: March 1, 2012


Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon, has settled into domestic bliss. Of course, being Alexia, such bliss involves integrating werewolves into London High society, living in a vampire's second best closet, and coping with a precocious toddler who is prone to turning supernatural willy-nilly. Even Ivy Tunstell's acting troupe's latest play, disastrous to say the least, cannot put a dampener on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle. 
Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

MY THOUGHTS: I read this early on in the month so I'm hoping I can put together an coherent review.  In our final book, Alexia and Lor Maccon are headed to Egypt.  They are trying to uncover the secret about the God-Breaker Plague and hopefully keep it from spreading more.  All of our favorite characters are present such as Ivy, Lord Akeldama, Professor Lyall, Biffy, Floote and Lefoux.  All of them play very importantly into either the main plot of the book or some side plots and it was nice to get once last visit with many of them.

Without giving much more away, I will just say that this book was full of the normal shenanigans and lots of chaos and action. Once again Alexia finds herself in quite a few predicaments which are usually good for a chuckle or two.  Overall I was pleased with how the series wrapped up and will admit I am quite interested in starting the companion series eventually.  I will say a few things happened at the end which had me shaking my head but as crazy as some parts of this series have been, I shouldn't have really been surprised.  While none of the books earned a 5/5 in my opinion, I think think the Parasol Protectorate series is a great one for all lovers of steampunk and urban fantasy.



  1. I definitely want to try this series some day. Congrats on finishing it!

  2. This is a fun, and crazy, series. :)

  3. I plan to read this series. Someday. Thanks for sharing.

    Anne - Books of My Heart

  4. I should make a stronger effort to read this last book - I think I have a problem when it comes to completing series.
    Lynn :D

  5. I'm glad you liked it! Hey another series off your list, well done!