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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.

Until, that is, she receives a summons from Alexandria that cannot be ignored. With husband, child, and Tunstells in tow, Alexia boards a steamer to cross the Mediterranean. But Egypt may hold more mysteries than even the indomitable Lady Maccon can handle. What does the vampire Queen of the Alexandria Hive really want from her? Why is the God-Breaker Plague suddenly expanding? And how has Ivy Tunstell suddenly become the most popular actress in all the British Empire?

©2012 Gail Carriger (P)2012 Hachette

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Great story

loved every minute of it! It is a great ending to the series. can't wait to try another of the authors series.

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  • Patrick R.
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  • 04-08-17

Enjoyable. Engaging action and humor.

I especially enjoyed Prudence and her 2 year old voice. The resolution was a satisfying climax.

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Excellent Conclusion

I love this series. Have read it several times and have now listened to it too. Its a fun paranormal adventure mystery with a bit of romance sprinkled in. A strong character driven story. I highly recommend it. The narration was very good. My only critic is, some of the voices are a bit too silly/dramatic, at times, but overall very good.

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Wonderful Ending to Series

Loved the entire series. Hoping for more re adult Prudence and the retirement of Alexia and Connal.

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Delightfully wicked and heartwarming

I can't get enough of Gail Carriger's novels. The Parasol Protectorate is my current favorite and Emily Gray's performance brings it all to life perfectly. This is my second time through the series and I find it just as delightful as the first.

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I didn't want it to end!

This series was so much fun! I couldn't put it down. Alexia is such a strong female character and her husband is simply dreamy. The love and respect they share is so rare and beautiful to experience. They both know how lucky they are to have found each other. But this book is definitely not all about romance! It is full of action, intrigue, and, of course, proper etiquette and delicious tea. I truly enjoyed the humor too. The narrator, Emily Gray, is also phenomenal! I was hooked to this series! I hope you enjoy it too.

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love it

I love all of these the actresses range is good and I wasn't confused by her accents for the characters.

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Fabulous to the last

I love this series. It is fabulous down to the last book. It could have gone on forever and I would have loved it. Don't worry though, a booked called Prudence is out now and should be great fun.

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loved it!

absolutely loved it. the narrator was spot on with how I imagined that it would sound.

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Excellent End to an Excellent Series

By far my favorite series with supernatural incorporations. Simple, witty, and very attention-grabbing. I recommend 100%. This book ends well and wraps up all ends very nicely.