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Timeless (Alexia Tarabotti Series Book 5) by Gail Carriger Review.

Hi ForeverBookers! Wow - I've just finished this series with the final book Timeless and it was REALLY good!

5 Stars!

It's set a few years after Heartless, book 4 finishes. Alexia and Conall's daughter, Prudence is a toddler now. Both Alexia and Conall, along with Prudence and Ivy, and her family, as well as Madame Lefoux go to Egypt to see Matakana, an ancient vampire and to see what the God Breaker Plague is doing to the supernaturals in Egypt. The majority of the book is set in Egypt with these characters, however we still get a few scenes with the likes of Lyall, Biffy, two of Lord Maccon's pack as well as Lord Akeldama and Lady Kingair in England

Spoilers below...

The reason that Alexia and Conall go to Egypt is to try and uncover the truth behind their friend and pack member's death. When they get there, they're taken to see Matakana. She lives a horrible life, however. She has to keep living for her people as they would die if she died. However, she doesn't want to keep living. Matakana is stuck in a chair like contraption because she's too old to still be alive. Alexia can see how unhappy Matakana is.

While this is going on in Egypt, we see Lyall and Biffy get closer in England. This book shows LGBT relationships, which is good. Biffy, it's discovered is of alpha quality, as he can take on the Anubis form, something only Alphas can do. He's young so it's rare but with training he will one day take over Lord Maccon's pack.

Back to Egypt, Ivy and Tunstall follow Alexia and Conall because Ivy is a part of the Parasol Protectorate, the secret band of protectors against the evil/wrong. They go as part of their acting troop as Matakana wants to see their performance. Ivy is just as funny in this book as she has been in the previous books. She has more of a role to play in this book. I won't spoil why, exactly but she's necessary towards the end of the novel. Ivy's daughter, Primrose is taken instead of Alexia's daughter. Alexia, Conall, Ivy, Tunstall, Madame Lefoux as well as the minor characters in Egypt do everything to get her back. This leads to a big battle scene.

Instead of dirigibles, in Egypt the characters fly by hot air balloon. They do this when they're trying to find Primrose. They have to fly over the God Breaker Plague. Conall doesn't like this because werewolves don't like flying but Alexia can't cross through it on foot, otherwise she'll feel sick because of the preternatural mummies, so Conall doesn't mind. The English characters get shot at here. Do Conall, Alexia and Prudence make it through? You'll have to read to find out!

NOTE: there are other bits that I have left out of this review as well because it would be too long.

Well, I loved this book. It was funny and light hearted as well as being serious in some aspects. I laughed out loud in a couple of places. I liked how the author took relationships of the characters and kept them as some authors change up the relationships throughout series'. I like how these stayed the same throughout. It wrapped up nicely as well. Gail Carriger has a YA series that follows this one so I might pick that up at some point.

Stand by for my next review soon...

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