Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5) by Gail Carriger

Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)

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 dampener on Alexia's enjoyment of her new London lifestyle.Until, that i...


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TitleTimeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)
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Release DateMar 1st, 2012
PublisherOrbit
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Romance, Urban Fantasy, Fiction
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Reviews Timeless (Parasol Protectorate, #5)

  • Katie(babs)
    2011-05-02
    The last book in this very hilarious series was somewhat of a let down. There's many moments of Gail's trademark humor that made these books wonderful reads. Something was lacking. I found the plot dull and the scene with Buffy back in London a big bore. But I do love Alexia and Conall's interactions and their daughter Prudence is adorable. Without Prudence, this would have been DOA.I may grade it higher when I had more time to digest what I read...
  • Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
    2012-09-06
    3.5 starsOh, I should have listened to this entire series on audio! It’s a completely different experience. With her great accents and excellent characterization, Emily Gray breathed life into a series that very much needed it in its last installment. She’s done such an amazing job that I’ll purposely seek out other audiobooks narrated by her, regardless of the genre, and enjoy them while driving to work and back. Of all the narrators I’v...
  • Gloria Mundi
    2012-04-08
    So, another series is over and, I'm afraid to say, for me the ending was just meh. Unfortunately, this appears to be the fate of so many series these days. The Soookie Stackhouse, Georgina Kincaid and Dante Valentine books all immediately spring to mind. Like the first two of these three, the main problem with the Parasol Protectorate series, I think, is that there just was not enough plot for the five books and the series went on for longer than...
  • Ashley
    2015-03-30
    Gonna keep this short because I feel like I've already said most of what I want to say about this series in the previous four reviews I've written for it. It's fluffy. It's fun. It's got benevolent supernatural creatures in it who faff around being supernatural and adorable. It's got puns. It's got dirigibles. It's got smoochies. And this one has pyramids and mummies in it. If you liked the first four books, you will probably like this one, too, ...
  • Lisa Kay
    2011-12-16
    Alexandria, EgyptI found this Victorian dress on Pinterest, pinned from “Old Rags” website.Its practical nature would surely appeal to Alexia Tarabotti, Lady Maccon.[image error]★★★★ (This is a review of the audiobook.) Ah! My little kumquats, I do so love this series. Sorry to see this fifth and final book in the Parasol Protectorate. Emily Gray does an excellent job with all the various paranormal – and soulless – voices, but s...
  • colleen the convivial curmudgeon
    2010-11-09
    4.5This is a really fun book, in a fun series, and I almost want to give it 5 stars, but I can't help but feeling just a small sense of dissatisfaction which is keeping me from jumping it with a full 5.The book starts off very strong. It picks up about 2 years after the end of the last book, and Prudence as a child had me laughing out loud on the train more than once, and Ivy, who's a big part of this story, left me chuckling and shaking my head ...
  • ᑭIᑭEᖇ⒤ᗩᗰ
    2016-11-27
    Bravo Gail Carriger!!! For a perfect ending to a perfect series. I will now say goodbye to my favorite all-knowing, perfectly coiffed rove vampire(dama) and his merry band of drones, a certain studious beta, one dandy werewolf, a robust alpha whose cravat will always be messy, many fabulously gaudy hats, homicidal mechanical ladybugs, a most ingenious french inventor, the ever loyal but duplicitous butler, and most especially, her eminence, leade...
  • Ashley *Hufflepuff Kitten*
    2016-11-26
    Floote and Lyall are the standouts of this series. I loved them both so much. I highly enjoyed this book, particularly the jaunt to Egypt and meeting Matakara. And I really admire Gail for her ability to tie everything up so well in the end and give everyone a solid happy ending, which is something I find very difficult to do.
  • MadameMelli
    2017-05-19
    Das letzte Abenteuer um Alexia Tarabotti hat mir nochmal richtig gut gefallen! Die meisten Fragen wurden beantwortet, Prudences Verhalten war genial und ich freue mich schon, ihre Abenteuer nachzulesen!Die Entwicklungen Alphas und Betas betreffend waren für mich oft überraschend und Gail Carriger hat es nochmal geschafft, mich an einigen Stellen mit offenem Mund weiterzulesen. Auch konnte sie die Emotionen ziemlich gut darstellen und trotzdem ...
  • Lauren Stoolfire
    2018-09-13
    I don't think I could have asked for a better finale. Now I need to read The Custard Protocol series and finish up with the Finishing School novels.
  • Suzanne
    2017-06-23
    I'm really glad I read this series - the manners mixed with all the paranormal stuff are quite amusing, and I've enjoyed it. This was a good ending too!
  • Dani
    2012-03-09
    "Dandelion fluff upon a spoon" - a term used to describe a floating dirigible owned by a rather dandy of a Victorian vampire in this 5th/latest book of the steampunk "Parasol Protectorate" series. And it pretty well applies to the book series as a whole. These books are some of the most entertaining fluff I've ever read/listened to... and I just LOVE them. I bought the first audio book because it was on sale for $5, and I struck gold. Love Love L...
  • Bookworm Erica
    2017-11-01
    Reread Oct 2017.... what a great book. I'm sad it ended again but with the novellas coming out I can live book wise thru those. Esp the new lyall/biffy novella Nov 5th....glad I'm up to date again on their romanceReread 2019....bittersweet the end. I know conal and Alexia show up in the custard books but not as main characters :(
  • Beanbag Love
    2018-04-22
    I had the hardest time getting into this one. It may have just been that I wasn't quite in the mood and I had the stress of it being a library loan so reading it started to feel like work. I'm also not a big fan of "travel" stories and this one has the crew going all the way to Egypt. So I went into it with some trepidation.However, as travel stories go, this one went pretty well. It had its ups and downs, but at about the halfway mark, it really...
  • Simon Brading
    2018-06-07
    Best of the lot, extremely readable, but still lacking something
  • Melissa Chung
    2016-07-09
    5 million stars!Oh this whole series was so good. Yes there were times when you were thinking when are you going to get to the mystery part. I don't care if Alexia is obsessed with tea. But that also is what makes the book so good. Let's see, I need to write a review without spoilers, but also reflect on the book. Whenever you are unsure where to start, from the beginning is always best.Alexia Tarabotti is a preternatural. This means she lacks so...
  • Kaitlin
    2015-04-29
    This is the 5th and final book in the Parasole Protectorate series and I have to say it was once again a whole lot of fun! I actually started reading this immediately after finishing up the 4th one because I loved the 4th one so much and just couldn't resist continuing, but I found that the 4th one was my favourite, and whilst this one is still wonderful, if wasn't quite as wonderful.In this story we once more follow our main character of Alexia ...
  • Mehsi
    2017-08-23
    *sighs*The last book in the Parasol Protectorate. Boy, I will be missing this series a whole lot, the characters, the world (though thankfully Gail Carriger is still writing books in this world). I hope that we will still see Lord and Lady Maccon in other books, or Biffy and Lyall. This book has a time skip of two years. Prudence is now a precocious little toddler, and just when everyone thinks it is time for some peace and quiet, Sidheag pops up...
  • Penny Watson
    2012-03-12
    Timeless by Gail CarrigerIn this final installment of the Parasol Protectorate Series, Gail Carriger serves her readers the perfect cup of tea. Brewed just the correct amount of minutes, served at exactly the right temperature, splashed with the perfect amount of cream, and displayed in the most exquisite china tea set. (And possibly accompanied by a delicious and flaky bon-bon). I have been enamored with this series for a variety of reasons. It ...
  • K.
    2012-02-01
    24/7/2016This was utterly delightful, even on reread. I loved the history in the story, the intriguing looks at Egypt and its history with the paranormal (we're told briefly that Ancient Egypt was controlled by werewolves, and Rome by vampires). It's especially fun after reading Prudence and seeing how the next generation turn out. Biffy's story is particularly delightful, and I have high hopes for a novella focusing on him sometimes in the futur...
  • Bonnie
    2012-02-20
    My rating: 4.5 of 5 starsMuch thanks to Orbit for providing me a copy of this for review.Timeless, the fifth and last installment in the Parasol Protectorate. And the final adieu to Alexia, Conall, Ivy, and all the other colorful characters we’ve grown to know and love. This was actually my favorite installment out of the entire series surprisingly enough. Usually I don’t care for when a series that I’m quite fond of ends; however, it was d...
  • Minli
    2012-03-25
    A solid conclusion to the Parasol Protectorate, but still not up to the calibre of the first novel. I have to say, I groaned when I saw where this was set at first (Egypt) because I'm super conscious of imperialist tourism--so many "steampunk" adventure novels set in Egypt or Turkey seem to be just that.But Carriger makes it work because she focuses on further developing characters we know and already love. Frankly, I adored getting Biffy and Pro...
  • Nikki
    2010-09-16
    If you’re enjoying the series, then this is basically more of the same sort of tone and plot, relationships, etc. There are a couple of nice developments — Biffy and Lyall’s relationship is particularly nice, and if you’re a fan of happily ever afters, then Conall and Alexia have a solution to something that was a problem, mostly unspoken, from the beginning. It ties up a lot of plot threads, including stuff about the God Breaker plague, ...
  • Maria V. Snyder
    2012-01-15
    I'm listening to this one now. Love it! This is my favorite audio book series - the reader is fantastic and this is a fun series that hasn't gotten old.Finished the other day and I really loved how it ended. I enjoyed this series from start to finish and that's so rare - I can only think of a handful of series I've stuck with through the end. This last book was a little thin on plot and conflicts, but it entertained and I adore the characters and...
  • Robyn
    2015-08-22
    Not the strongest installment of the series, and yet, I very much enjoyed it. So many happenings! So much is explained! (I read the first chapter of Prudence and rapidly realised I needed to read this one first, so that one went on the back burner.) It wraps up the series while also allowing for more adventures, which I appreciated.
  • Ashley Owens
    2017-09-11
    I will be doing a full series review of the Parasol Protectorate books on my channel soon! My favorite thing about this book, besides all of the flirting, was definitely Prudence's tendency to say "No" at the weirdest of times. Had me laughing out loud.Needless to say I will be moving on to read Gail's other 2 series in the nearish future.
  • Shara
    2012-02-24
    The premise: ganked from BN.com: 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...
  • Serena.. Sery-ously?
    2016-03-08
    Correva l'anno 2011...Lorsignori, con una media di un libro all'anno sono riuscita a finire una saga! Gioia e giubilo! Grazie, grazie.E CHE SAGA!Sono passati quattro giorni e sento già una tristezza incommensurabile per la fine delle avventure di Alexia Tarabotti.. Sì, ho altre due saghe della Carriger (e in una spero che Lord e Lady Maccon siano abbastanza presenti).. Ma non sarà la stessa cosa!!! Ero un po' titubante nell'affrontare questo u...
  • Algernon (Darth Anyan)
    2012-04-06
    [5/10] this series has overstayed its welcome for me. it was all right in the beginning, mostly harmless fun with vampires, werewolves ans steampunk gadgets. Timeless feels sadly like fanfic compared with Soulless, the humorous bits forced and the plot very thin, with a bit of conflict in the last 50 pages, and an ocean of trivial pursuits until then.I'm not very good at writing a synopsis, but Miss Tarrabotti is this time pursuing a mysterious p...