Changeless (Parasol Protectorate Series #2)

Changeless (Parasol Protectorate Series #2) - I am going to say right up front, that when it comes to Gail Carriger, we have officially become fan poodles so do not expect an unbiased review. Changeless marks the return of the indefatigable Lady Maccon, formerly known to us Miss. Alexia Tarabotti. Just as with Soulless, the first book in the Parasol Protectorate series Alexia continues to be a protagonist that is simply beyond compare. She is bright, funny, daring, logical, sarcastic but must importantly, strikingly independent, despite her marriage to Lord Maccon. These traits are rare in a female protagonist and LJ Smith, Charlaine Harris, and Cassandra Clare, really need to read this series and take notes. Yes, this is how it's done. This is how you make a character who is strong and intelligent. Who is independent but doesn’t make awful decisions. Who holds her own without being unreasonable, violent or a spoiled child throwing a tantrum. Not a whiff of Spunky Agency or Keille Independence In short, I don’t think we’ve come across a better female protagonist in this genre.When Lady Macon awakes in the morning to find her husband yelling, she assumes instantly that it is time argument and instantly argues back half asleep, with no idea what is going on. "Wasn't me, she immediately said, without having the barest hint of an idea as to what her husband was carrying on about. Of course, it usually was her, but it would not do to fess up right away, regardless of whatever it was that had his britches in a bunch this time." On several occasions various people turn to Lord Maccon from sort of relief from Lord Macons biting tongue but none are to be found because Lady Maccon is simply determined to have her say. Lady Macon further is not afraid to involve herself in action whenever necessary. When the pack returns and takes up residence in the forecourt, Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings no less, has the misfortune to assume Lady Maccon is the hired help and become openly suggestive and condescending towards her. He quickly learns of his mistake when he is hit squarely over the head with her beloved parasol, Lady Maccon's weapon of choice. It is virtually impossible to read the exchange without laughing out loud. Fortunately for us, this is not the last we see of Lady Maccon and her infamous parasol.Read More