My rating: 4 of 5 stars
-Book Description: 4
-Simile Use: 4 (minimal usage)
-Description: 4 (well balanced)
-Show And Tell Balance: 4
This is the final installment in the Parasol Protectorate series and I have to say the covers have become progressively more hideous over time, in my opinon. This is by far my least favorite cover of the series. While the covers are less than stellar the content within is charmingly witty as always. Carriger has a way of pulling you into her mad-Victorian world and making you fall in love with it and all of the characters within. My favorite part of the whole series is how well-fleshed out all of the characters are. In Heartless we were able to see that Ivy isn’t as dull as all that, and perhaps, the ways she acts is that– a well planned act that allows her to blend in and observe in a way that she otherwise couldn’t. In this final installment we meet the now two year old Prudence and the happy family. The werewolves are not so happy though, because a Beta from Kingair has gone missing and Lyall’s secret is suddenly exposed. In Timeless we get to see Lyall and Biffy’s history and developing relationship, which I must applaude. I thought it was very well-done and interesting to see how they can be the future of the pack. I loved seeing Egpyt through Alexia’s eyes, but I began to really ponder on the idea of her being soulless. For me she is soulful, because she truly does care–even if it’s entirely practical– for her friends and family. What’s more, Conall and her love is deep and respectful. They so perfectly balance one another that I’ve found I’ve fallen in love with every werewolf Carriger has written. First it was Naill from the Finishing School series and now I must say I love Conall, Biffy and Lyall. Vampires are eh. While I find ‘Dama’ as Prudence calls him funny, he’s also slightly irritating. And that’s truly the magic of these novels, though there are many characters, you feel the depth in each one. I cannot wait to see what adventures Prudence finds herself on in the spin off series.