Gail Carriger Parasolverse All Books In-World Chronological Order & Dates! (Occasional FAQ)

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 perineal post here on the blog, which is, by it’s nature temporally, finite.

But Imma try!

Gail Carriger All Books Reading Order 2019

The following list is current as of the end of 2019.

Short stories are not pictured. Curious Case comes at the very beginning. Meat Cute comes before Soulless.

Which is to say any releases with a 2019 or later date will not appear, unless I am very good about updating this post.

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?

Parasolverse Books

Chronological Order

With Dates!

The Curious Case Spring 1841
Etiquette & Espionage Fall- Winter 1851
Curtsies & Conspiracies March 1852
Waistcoats & Weaponry February 1853
Manners & Mutiny December 1853
Poison or Protect Spring 1867
Defy or Defend Spring 1869
Meat Cute Spring1872
Soulless 1873
Changeless Winter 1873
Blameless Spring 1874
Heartless July – August 1874
Timeless April 1876
Romancing the Inventor Summer 1878
Prudence September 1895
Imprudence October 1895
Romancing the Werewolf December 1895
Competence Spring 1896
How to Marry a Werewolf April 1896
Reticence Spring 1896
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…

  1. Parasol Protectorate
  2. Finishing School
  3. Delightfully Deadly
  4. Custard Protocol
  5. Supernatural Society
  6. Claw & Courtship


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5 Responses

  1. Roz said:

    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.

  2. Richard Alan Dengrove said:

    I am wondering whether The Sumage Solution wouldn’t be in 2017 of the Parasolverse. Of course, it certainly isn’t Victorian.

  3. Kelvin R. Saggers said:

    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

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