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Product Details

  • Series: The Parasol Protectorate (Manga) (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Yen Press (March 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031618201X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316182010
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Soulless is a character-driven romp with great worldbuilding and delicious rapier wit that recalls Austen and P.G. Wodehouse." - io9.com"Deliciously, vampiricly satiric, a tremendously clever, sexy read." --- Karen Marie Moning, New York Times bestselling author""Soulless" has all the delicate charm of a Victorian parasol, and all the wicked force of a Victorian parasol secretly weighted with brass shot and expertly wielded. Ravishing." --- Lev Grossman, author of "The Magicians" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless, and Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. A manga adaptation released in Spring 2012 and a young adult series set in the same universe -- the Finishing School series -- launched in Spring 2013. Gail is soon to begin writing a new adult series, The Parasol Protectorate Abroad (2015).

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New York Times Bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She survived her early years by reading most of her local library and memorizing Greek battles. Eventually, she escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. In pursuit of further finishing, Ms. Carriger traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She now resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

The Parasol Protectorate books are: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless & Timeless. Soulless won the ALA's Alex Award. There are manga versions of the first three books all called Soulless (Vol. 1 & Vol. 2 & Vol. 3). All the books were NYT bestsellers. Her young adult Finishing School series includes Etiquette & Espionage (debuted at #9 on NYT) and Curtsies & Conspiracies (NYT #5). The third in the series, Waistcoats & Weaponry is due out Nov. 4, 2014. With the final volume, Manners & Mutiny in 2015.

Gail recently announced the Custard Protocol series, which begins with Prudence, coming in March of 2015.

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The art, story, and characters flow really well, I liked the romance and romance.
J. G. Smith
`Soulless' is the Yen Press manga adaptation of the first book in Gail Carriger's `Parasol Protectorate / Alexia Tarabotti' steampunk paranormal series.
Dee18
The art style is well suited to the story and the characters are well designed and detailed.
Anne Brunsgaard

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Krystal Lawrence on February 15, 2012
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I own the entire series of the Parasol Protectorate. I love the books, so when I found out they made it into a manga...my mind was blown! I immediately pre-orderd the book and received it MUCH earlier than I thought and at a MUCH cheaper price. Thank you amazon.

But okay, the reason why this is 4stars and not 5stars is because, however great the art is, the story I feel would confuse and speed by way too quickly for readers who have not read the book. The plot of course is the same, but some of my favorite scenes have been taken out to fit it into the lovely book you have just passed by.

If you have read the book and love anime/manga, prepare to be excited and maybe slightly disappointed. If you have not read the book, prepare to feel slightly confused in some parts and feel rushed.

Overall, I liked it, because I expected it to not be the same, but...that still doesn't mean I wish it were a little better with adding more detail to everything.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 15, 2012
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The Soulless Manga is the first in the Soulless Series, more commonly known as the Parasol Protectorate when in novel form. Volume 1 of the manga encompasses the entire first novel of the series, aptly titled 'Soulless'. Alexia Tarabotti has no soul. Unlike in many paranormal series, this does not mean she is mean or cruel, just that when she touches a paranormal, they become human again. A high amount of soul is required to become a werewolf, ghost, or vampire, and every person has varying amounts of it. Alexia's unique abilities cause her to often cross paths with Lord Conall Maccon, head of BUR - the paranormal law enforcement. As with any good story, shenanigans ensue... Filled with a hilarious cast, the Soulless manga is a delightful addition to many. With touches of mystery, humor, romance, and fantasy it's hard to not find something to like.

It was with much eagerness that I awaited the arrival of the Soulless Manga, and I was not disappointed in the least. As a fan of the books, I was relieved to see as much of the novel contained into the manga as possible. Many of my favorite moments are included, and some of the scenes I had expected to be glossed over are included in all their hilarious glory.

A note: The manga is categorized as an 'Older Teen' read, and I would take this seriously, as there are several scenes with (wonderfully done) partial nudity. These means a head, carefully placed piece of hair, or pottery is covering up the 'naughty bits'.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Melow on February 19, 2012
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I read a lot of manga and most lose their flavor after a while, but I honestly found my self more than pleasantly surprised by this one. I haven't read the novel it was based on but I would never have known it. It was full of action and always seemed to have something going on and personally i liked that. I will admit it has some naughty moments but for a shojo manga it was tame. I plan on reading the novel for comparison and would love to see more of this series in the future and will gladly pass it on to my friends well worth the read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Talia on November 8, 2012
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I have long been a fan of graphic novels and, to a lesser degree, manga. So when I heard that Soulless would be produced as a manga, I was intrigued.

After getting my hands on a copy, I can say I'm impressed, both by how well the text translated over to manga and by the art. To say REM's work is incredible is an understatement. The expressiveness of the characters, the Victorian setting and costumes, the backgrounds - absolutely breathtaking. Condensing the book into a manga couldn't have been easy, but the volume easily tells the story without leaving out anything vitally important.

Manga wouldn't be manga with sexual overtones, but I think REM kept it extremely tasteful and in line with Carriger's books.

I definitely recommend this to any manga or Parasol Protectorate fan. It's top notch!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Fantasys Ink on May 21, 2012
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Setting:
(4/5) As a steampunk, it's set in an alternate Victorian England were vampires and werewolves live alongside humans in society. I loved this setting because I love books and manga set in the Victorian Era. The characters' habits, gestures and speech is executed extremely well so the setting doesn't seem flimsy but rather is a strong base of the world. The world and the supernaturals weren't explained much but you had to pick it up which did get a tad bit confusing but since it's based off the book, I suppose there wasn't much room for that as it was based off an entire novel.

Story:
(4/5) As I mentioned above, a few times I felt that the book was skimming over bits so you have to pay close attention. It was a bit awkward how they transferred the novel into manga form. But besides this (which wasn't enough to ruin it for me) the story was pretty good: there has been cases of rogue starved vampires and supernatural disappearances and Alexi is thrown into this mess and into a conspiracy against supernaturals. The sub plot with Alexi and Lord Maccon's romance was also very amusing mainly because they both were such great characters.

Artwork:
(5/5) The artwork was well-done, very detailed especially the characters and the clothes and not to mention the characters' gestures and facial expressions. Although made and released in the U.S., you can tell it has was heavily influenced by Japanese manga and it's definitely not what I'd call a graphic novel. Which is why it's refereed to as Soulless: The Manga and not Soulless: The Graphic Novel.
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