Title: Blameless (Parasol Protectorate)
Author: Gail Carriger
Details: Mass Paperback, 355 pgs.
Published: Sept. 1st, 2010 by Orbit
isbn: 0316074152 (ISBN13: 9780316074155)
Reading Level: Adult
Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Lady Maccon becomes the scandal of the London season.
Queen Victoria dismisses her from the Shadow Council, and the only person who can explain anything, Lord Akeldama, unexpectedly leaves town. To top it all off, Alexia is attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, indicating, as only ladybugs can, the fact that all of London's vampires are now very much interested in seeing Alexia quite thoroughly dead.
While Lord Maccon elects to get progressively more inebriated and Professor Lyall desperately tries to hold the Woolsey werewolf pack together, Alexia flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they know enough about the preternatural to explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than the vampires -- and they're armed with pesto.
This is a great series of books full of interesting characters and gadgets abound. The last book, Changeless, had me all irritated at a certain werewolf and I was anxious to see where this one went. Well, it took Alexia on some excellent adventures across France and into Italy. And at the same time some dastardly events were happening in London that are sure to change the future of many characters.
For some reason it felt like not a lot happened in this book, but yet things were constantly going on, I didn't really feel like there were any slow parts, so I'm not sure how that all adds up. I was quite satisfied with all that came to pass though and I look forward to read about more of Lord and Lady Maccon's adventures in the future!
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