Whilst having tea with Alexia and Lord Maccon, where we were discussing Soulless by that "little strumpet" Gail Carriger (review here), I managed to nibble on Lord Akeldama's ear a bit. I thought it was only fair after all the nibbling he has done to others over the centuries with him being a Vampire and all. Lord Akeldama is probably the most colorful character in Soulless with his flowery yet sometimes incendiary dialogue. Read my discussion with Alexia and Lord Maccon here.
LORD AKELDAMA: Well, my darling pumpkin seedling, it's not like me to gossip behind someone's back, but I will say this. She's such an adorably practical little thing, who wouldn't like her? All that common sense and assertive attitude is quite refreshing in a female of this day and age. Also, my little sprouted potato, it's been so very long since I have had any genuine social interaction with a preternatural, I find it enchanting. One might even be tempted to say: revitalizing. As to the location of our first meeting, I'm afraid I must demur and simply point out that that is not, entirely, the right question to ask.
MH: Do you think Alexia and Lord Maccon are a good pairing?
LORD AKELDAMA: Darling, I refuse to commit myself to the very idea of pairing, one wouldn't want to limit oneself like that, now would one? Thusly I feel entirely incapably of judging the matter. That said, they do seem to enjoy barking at one another, which, I'm under the impression, is the practice amongst werewolves.
MH: How do you view the Victorian era versus the other epoch’s you’ve lived through?
LORD AKELDAMA: Ah, sugar bell, I do find this era a little staid in the matter of color and shoe adornments, and of course I simply cannot and will not approve of the muttonchops. Not even slightly. But I shall admit that I do find some of the new brass accessories unexpectedly intriguing.
MH: Thank you for your patronage. I hope to read a bit more about your life with Gail Carriger's Changeless, Book the Second next year.
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