Please Write Us A Story About Lord Akeldama, Miss Gail! (Occasional FAQ)

Write Goldenrod’s backstory for the love of Oolong!!!

Look Gentle Reader,

Lord Akeldama is best in very small doses.

Writing him for any length of time, IMPOSSIBLE. Can you imagine spending the space of one short story in that man’s head, let alone an entire book?

via antique royals tumblr

Plus most of his charm is to do with his mystery, if I tell you too much about him you’ll find him less interesting.

Although someone once said I should write about him from the perspective of his cat, which seems too silly even for me. (I know right? Who knew those words would ever come from my fingers?) But it is a possibility. Maybe some day when I am very drunk and I feel like the cat has something to say. The cat has to come alive as a voice in my head and have a specific scene or story to tell before this will happen. I’m not saying it’s impossible, just very very improbable. (10 points to anyone who gets that reference.)

Here’s what I can tell you…

There is a big, MASSIVE, reveal about Lord Akeldama’s past and his reasons for doing what he does in Reticence. So if you aren’t caught up on the Custard Protocol I recommend you do so before the last one comes out because otherwise the chatter will drive you mad.

Mad I tell you!

If what you love about Lord Akeldama is his flirty irreverence and general all knowing superiority than you should check out bot Max and Mana in the San Andreas Shifter series. And I and promise you that you will love Tristol, my alien character in the 5th Gender.

Hush now and let me write,

Miss Gail

Other People’s Opinions

Why Comic Relief Characters Often Don’t Make Good Main Characters

OUT NOV 4, 2018!

The Omega Objection San Andreas Shifters

Amazon | Kobo | B&N | iBooks
Direct from Gail

Can a gentle giant with a trampled heart
show a man who’s been running all his life that
sometimes there are monsters worth running towards?


  • The 5th Gender (a tinkered stars sci-fi under the G. L. Carriger brand). No links as yet, wait for it…
  • Secret Project Ommm, coming October 2019 to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Soulless.
  • Need to know more about what Gail is writing right now? That’s in the Chirrup.


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

More Than Just Representation: 5 Queer Reads

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

“I get very worried about this idea of art. Having been an English literary graduate, I’ve been trying to avoid the idea of doing art ever since. I think the idea of art kills creativity.”

~ Douglas Adams

Book News:

Fan Art Lord Akeldama & baby Rue

Quote of the Day:

“… and that’s how I snuck an incredibly tasteful orgy into my young adult novel.”

~ Overheard in Borderlands Books, from their awesome occasional blog 

Questions about Gail’s Parasolverse? Wiki that sheez!

Tags: ,

Posted by Gail Carriger

4 Responses

  1. Jami said:

    I have to agree, I like Lord A better as a semi-mystery in small doses. That being said, I personally would love to see a small story, not even necessarily a novela-length one – where he just randomly tries to pull a Pygmalion thing and picks up some random person, man or woman, and tries to be all Henry Higgins to their Eliza Doolittle. Especially if he makes the “mistake” of picking up an obnoxious American on vacation.

    I mean, he must get bored enough sometimes to see if he can make a silk purse out of sow’s ear.

  2. bella said:

    *rubs hands with glee* Well if i wasnt looking forward to reticence before…..

    as for the akeldama problem , the only legitimate solution is to set the novella entirely inside an alternate universe where everyone is a cat, cant give away the secrets if the internal monologue is meow.

  3. Sharon Redgrave said:

    I am shocked (shocked, I tell you!) that no one suggested George Blagdon ( Louis XIV in Versailles) for Lord A. So alarmingly charming….and dangerous. *sigh*

© 2019 Gail Carriger | Disclaimer & Privacy Policy | Site built by Todd Jackson