Soulless The manga

Gail Carriger

Book - 2012

"Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. With unexpected vampires appe...aring and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London's high society? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?"--Amazon.com (viewed February 23, 2012).

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MANGA/Carriger/Soulless
vol. 1: 1 / 1 copies available
vol. 2: 1 / 1 copies available
vol. 3: 1 / 1 copies available
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Series
Carriger, Gail. Parasol protectorate.
Subjects
Genres
Fantasy comics
Graphic novels
Published
New York, NY : Yen Press 2012-
Edition
1st Yen Press edition
Language
English
Item Description
Title and author statement from colophon.
Physical Description
volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Audience
OT, older teen.
ISBN
9780316182010
031618201X
9780316182065
0316182060
9780316182034
0316182036
Main Author
Gail Carriger (author)
Other Authors
Rem (-), JuYoun Lee
Review by Booklist Reviews

The first book in Gail Carriger's best-selling Parasol Protectorate series has now become a manga drawn by artist Rem, best known for the manga adaptation of Ellen Schreiber's YA series Vampire Kisses. While both series feature the paranormal, this is decidedly more spicy and designed with an older teen or adult audience in mind. Readers are introduced to the feisty Miss Alexia Tarabotti, who at 26 is considered a "spinster" in that jolly and enlightened age known as Victorian England. To add to her troubles, Miss Tarabotti was born without a soul. This gives her the ability to nullify any skills possessed by paranormals such as vampires, werewolves, or ghosts. While Miss Tarabotti's special talent repels most beings, human or otherwise, it has attracted the attention of a very curious and possibly dangerous few. This first volume is a fun, saucy romp that will appeal to fans of paranormal romance, bodice rippers, steampunk, and shojo manga. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations. First, she has no soul. Second, she's a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette. Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire -- and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate. 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? Or will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?"--Amazon.com, viewed February 23, 2012.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The life of a spinster in Victorian London isn't an easy one on the best of days, but such a life becomes infinitely more complicated when said spinster is "soulless" - a preternatural bridging the gap between the natural and supernatural worlds. Miss Alexia Tarabotti has this unique distinction, and when she is assailed at a formal gathering by a rove vampire, an encounter that results in the death of the half-starved creature, her circumstances become exponentially more complicated indeed! Now caught up in an intrigue with life or death stakes, Alexia must rely on all her talents to outmatch the forces conspiring against her, but it may be the man who has caught her eye - Lord Conall Maccon - and their budding flirtation that truly drives her to her wit's end!

Review by Publisher Summary 3

The life of a spinster in Victorian London isn't an easy one on the best of days, but such a life becomes infinitely more complicated when said spinster is "soulless" - a preternatural bridging the gap between the natural and supernatural worlds. Miss Alexia Tarabotti has this unique distinction, and when she is assailed at a formal gathering by a rove vampire, an encounter that results in the death of the half-starved creature, her circumstances become exponentially more complicated indeed! Now caught up in an intrigue with life or death stakes, Alexia must rely on all her talents to outmatch the forces conspiring against her, but it may be the man who has caught her eye - Lord Conall Maccon - and their budding flirtation that truly drives her to her wit's end!