Waiting on Wednesday: Timeless by Gail Carriger

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Breaking the Spine and serves to showcase those books we’re not so patiently waiting to arrive!

I’m in a better mood today.  I feel like I have the framework of a game plan and am now moving towards something productive rather than waiting for something to happen.  I also don’t feel like my brain is leaking out of my nose, so you know, that’s helpful.

Back into the swing of things.  Today I am wishing I had the final book in my favorite steampunk-by-way-of-Jane-Austen series.  While I’ve enjoyed the exploits of Alexia, Ivy, and Connell, I’m really interested to see what else Gail Carriger has hidden under her tiny little hats.


Timeless (Parasol Protectorate #5)
Gail Carriger

Releases on March 1, 2012
400 pages 
Buy it on Amazon here

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 damper 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?

I just want to see this cast of characters dealing with a baby.  That’s going to be hysterical and I’m always up for a good gig or five.

Moving Alexia through mainland Europe added an interesting change of tone as well as scenery to Blameless, so I’ll be interested to see how moving the story to Egypt with all its ancient history and superstitions will work out.


See my mini reviews of the first three books in the seriesSoulless, Changeless, and Blameless – and my review of the fourth book Heartless  here.