A short tale of mummies, werewolves, and well preserved felines set in the world of the Parasol Protectorate.
Alessandro Tarabotti and his valet, Floote, are on a mission in Egypt when they encounter visiting tourists and things go all pie shaped. What is his real mission and will his Aunt Archangelica approve of his treatment of her cat?
My Thoughts :
I miss the Parasol Protectorate and when I saw this short story on Kindle I didn't even think twice about hitting the 'Buy Now' button. Gail Carriger created something amazingly unique and entertaining when she gifted us with this paranormal steampunk series. I would love to read more about Alexia but this prequel to the series is all about her father.
We hear so much about the man but never meet him in the series so it is nice to finally get acquainted with him after all this time. It may only be a short story but for anyone who has read and enjoyed the series this is a chance to see how Alexia became who she is because it is very obvious that this man is her father. Floote is always at hand in this story and he adds a certain flair to the story. I won't talk about the plot because it would give away too much about this novella. The title says it all really and anything else is a bonus.
If you read the series then you must read this. If you haven't started the series yet then make sure you read this one first and see if you like the style. I have to say that it is a suprisingly unusual but wonderful series and definitely one of my top reads ever. This novella makes me miss the series even more but maybe the author will offer us some more short stories about Alexia's father.