Parasol Protectorate

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 926 ratings

A Carriger Quartet Summary

Four original, unabridged, full-cast productions of Gail Carriger's most beloved fantasy short stories:

"The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar": A mummified cat, a secret agent, and an aristocrat entangle Alessandro Tarraboti (father of Alexia Tarraboti from the Parasol Protectorate series) in a rollicking, wry adventure into the supernatural secrets of ancient Egypt.

"Marine Biology": Inconveniently a werewolf, unexpectedly alive, and secretly gay, marine biologist Alex finds himself forcibly shackled to a flirty merman on the hunt for some sinister selkies. An unconventional romance between impossible partners told with the kind of wit and comedy that made Gail a household name.

"Fairy Debt": Despite being a fairy, Cups can't grow wings due to a death promise to a local king. Entering service in his castle as the Least Jester, she must find a way to earn her wings while navigating the hazards of cupcakes, tea demons, and the occasional Earth dragons.

"My Sister's Song": Fantasy, history, and subversive strategy collide in this Roman-era tale of a warrior, Mithra, who must repel an entire legion alone and armed only with a very peculiar weapon. Her sticky solution to this impossible problem must be heard to be believed.

Featuring performances by fellow fantasy writers Philippa Ballantine, Chris Lester, and Tee Morris as well as an original soundtrack by composer Danny Schade.

©2001 Gail Carriger (P)2014 ArtisticWhispers Productions, Inc.
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  • Book 0.5

    • A Carriger Quartet

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: J. Daniel Sawyer, Merelan Jones, Dawn Phynix
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Four original, unabridged, full-cast productions of Gail Carriger's most beloved fantasy short stories: "The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn't, the Mummy That Was, and the Cat in the Jar": A mummified cat, a secret agent, and an aristocrat entangle Alessandro Tarraboti (father of Alexia Tarraboti from the Parasol Protectorate series) in a rollicking, wry adventure into the supernatural secrets of ancient Egypt.

    Regular price: £6.79

  • Book 1

    • Soulless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 248
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 251

    Firstly, Alexia Tarabotti has no soul. Secondly, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Thirdly, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This one is a keeper

    • By Cornelia on 28-08-14

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 2

    • Changeless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 181
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165

    Alexia Tarabotti, now Lady Maccon, awakens to find her werewolf husband yelling at the top of his lungs. Then he disappears - leaving her to deal with a plethora of exorcised ghosts, and an angry Queen Victoria. But Alexia is armed with her trusty parasol, so even when her investigations take her into the backwaters of Scotland, she is prepared. She might even find time to track down her wayward husband, if she feels like it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Changless? a collision of the changeless.

    • By Allan Hugman on 16-02-15

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 3

    • Blameless

    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 158
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156

    Quitting her husband's house and moving back in with her horrible family, Alexia Tarabotti becomes the scandal of the London season. After being dismissed by Queen Victoria from the Shadow Council and attacked by homicidal mechanical ladybugs, she flees England for Italy in search of the mysterious Templars. Only they can explain her increasingly inconvenient condition, but they may be worse than vampires – and they’re armed with pesto.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series just keeps getting better & better!

    • By siouxiebloo on 21-03-15

    Regular price: £20.89

  • Book 4

    • Heartless

    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    Lady Alexia Maccon, soulless, is at it again, only this time the trouble is not her fault. When a mad ghost threatens the queen, Alexia is on the case, following a trail that leads her deep into her husband's past. Top that off with a sister who has joined the suffragette movement (shocking!), Madame Lefoux's latest mechanical invention, and a plague of zombie porcupines and Alexia barely has time to remember she happens to be eight months pregnant. Can Alexia determine who is trying to kill Queen Victoria?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More stars for Heartless

    • By R. McGinlay on 24-10-11
    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fourth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
    • Release date: 01-07-11
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 147 ratings

    Regular price: £22.09

  • Book 5

    • Timeless

    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent series finale, can't wait to read more Carriger books!

    • By Lolah on 04-05-17
    • The Parasol Protectorate, the Fifth
    • By: Gail Carriger
    • Narrated by: Emily Gray
    • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
    • Release date: 01-03-12
    • 5 out of 5 stars 141 ratings

    Regular price: £26.79