From the comedic mind of New York Times best-seller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless. Narrated by Emma Newman.
Alexia Tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, is unconscionably rude to her, and sits on a hedgehog.
Don't miss this charming novelette featuring the first encounter between the Parasolverse's most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon.
Look out for cheeky appearances from much beloved characters, not to mention the strategic application of a certain wicker chicken.
Alexia has been described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen!
A Note on Chronology
Set in the spring of 1872, this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series (featuring Alexia and Conall) and after those in Defy or Defend.
This is a quick listen at 9,000 words (about 15 printed pages) available in print only as part of the Fan Service omnibus. It is best heard if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger's gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind.
By Gail Carriger set in the Parasolverse
The Curious Case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t
The Finishing School series
The Delightfully Deadly novellas
The Parasol Protectorate series
The Supernatural Society novellas
The Custard Protocol series
The Claw & Courtship novellas
As G L Carriger
The San Andreas Shifter series
The 5th Gender
Meat Cute is very cute
This little story is adorable and everything I was hoping for from Alexia and Lord Maccon’s first meeting. More than I was hoping for, since we get a lovely little Sephronia/Soap snipped that I hadn’t dared hope for. All in all, I’m very grateful to Miss Gail for this release. <3