Soulless: The Manga Vol. 1, Paperback Book

Soulless: The Manga Vol. 1 Paperback

Illustrated by Rem

Part of the Parasol Protectorate series

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


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?Soulless is a comedy of manners set in Victorian London: full of werewolves, vampires, dirigibles, and tea-drinking.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fantasy
  • ISBN: 9780356501819

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They illustrations were really lovely, for the most part aligned with what I envisioned the characters to be when reading the book. As much as I enjoy manga, after reading the book I can't help but miss all the little story lines they took out. I so wanted to seen more of Ivys hats ! and they didn't mention the Floote dynamic either. And a lot of the backstory information was left out, especially with her family. But as usual I loved the Alexia-Conall dynamic, and Prof. Lyall was lovely as usual. I hope they incorporate more of the steampunk that is so apparent in the texts in the mangas to come, especially when we get to meet the multifaceted Madame Lefoux (im sorry but thats a horriby cliched french name). I know that not everyone cares for the series, but it is nice cozy bit of fun, all be it not of the highest calibre.

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