Hello my darling Gentle Reader!
By far one of my most frequently asked questions is:
In what order do the Parasolverse stories take place?
This is a really hard question answer because I am always adding new ones, and they often fit in around one another. So I can’t really do a perennial post here on the blog, which is, by it’s nature temporally, finite.
But Imma try!
The following list is current as of 2022.
If you want the MOST updated list of Gail’s Parasolverse books then you MUST VISIT THE WIKIA. Sorry but, frankly, that is what the wikia is for. Ya know?
|The Curious Case||1841 Spring|
|Etiquette & Espionage||1851 Fall- Winter|
|Curtsies & Conspiracies||1852 March|
|Waistcoats & Weaponry||1853 February|
|Manners & Mutiny||1853 December|
|Poison or Protect||1867 Spring|
|Defy or Defend||1869 Spring|
|Meat Cute||1872 Spring|
|Heartless||1874 July – August|
|Romancing the Inventor||1878 Summer|
|Romancing the Werewolf||1895 December|
|How to Marry a Werewolf||1896 April|
|Ambush or Adore||1848-1896|
|Dear Lord Akeldama||He is Eternal!|
|San Andreas Shifters||Post Supersaturation|
|Tinkered Stars||MUCH Later|
What About Reading Order?
Now reading order is a different matter and is hotly contested by my fans. As a completest I myself would read them in chronological order. However, most of the members of the Parasolverse Facebook Group contend they ought to be read in order written.
Which, as of now, is loosely…
- Parasol Protectorate
- Finishing School
- Delightfully Deadly
- Custard Protocol
- Supernatural Society
- Claw & Courtship
- San Andreas Shifters
- Tinkered Stars
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I’m a fan of reading in chronological order for the time (mostly because I find the little bits of the Parasol characters in Finishing School charming before a whole picture) but I really want to read them that way now just for two Soap and Sophonia.
That way you can question some things with and still get an answer later that really pays off.
I am wondering whether The Sumage Solution wouldn’t be in 2017 of the Parasolverse. Of course, it certainly isn’t Victorian.
You are more than welcome to wonder
I basically read them in the order they were released and have both kindle and audible version as these days cant read much due to eye issues so rely on audio versions. but agree the Parasol Protectorate should be read fist to enjoy, and fall in love with the whole series properly. . .
Thank you for all the wonderful books and days spent in a wonderful universe I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve relistened to the series
You are so very welcome, and thanks for stopping by the blog!