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Review: The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t by Gail Carriger

The Curious Case
The Curious Case of the Werewolf That Wasn’t by Gail Carriger
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Synopsis
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?

In this short story, New York Times Bestselling Author Gail Carriger uses her comedic voice to delve into the history of one of her most beloved characters. If you have ever wondered about Alexia’s father, this will give you a glimpse into his adventures and character.

What I thought

This is a prequel novella to all of the books in the Parasolverse.  This story is about Alessandro Tarabotti. Yes, the one and only Alessandro, Alexia father, previous master of Floote, and the lover of…. well that is a spoiler for other book so I won’t go there.   Alessandro is referenced and not much is ever said about him.  So I was super excited to read this 36-page novella which tells of one of this trips to Egypt.

My only complaint is that I wanted more.  Alessandro is mentioned so much and yet we don’t really know anything about him.  But then again the characters in the book with the exception of Floote and the lover he is a mystery to all even his daughter.

All in all, if you enjoy these books totally pick up this novella you will not be disappointed.  Starting August 1 I will be reading all of the Parasolverse books in order.  If you want to join me please see my post about the read-along and let me know.

My Rating: /5

5 Stars

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