This timeline is an approximate timeline for the events of the Carriger-verse. If you are looking for a list of the books in chronological order, see this page.

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  • Pharaoh Hatshepsut, also known as Matakara, is born.[1]

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  • June 10/11 - Alexander is struck by fever and is recorded as having died. This is the most likely date for his metamorphosis into a Vampire.[4]

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  • King Henry absorbs supernaturals legally into the British Empire.

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  • August 7th - Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed, the most likely human identity of Countess Nadasdy, is born.[5]

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  • The Napoleonic Wars begin.
  • Sometime between this year and 1815, the following events occur:
    • Channing Channing, living in Paris as a sculptor, is approached by vampires offering him immortality. Channing refuses and is kidnapped by the vampire hive. Approximately one month later, he escapes.
    • Channing's wife, Odette, jumps into the Seine with their daughter, Isolde, killing them both.
    • Channing joins the Coldsteam Guards. He is mortally wounded in battle and is metamorphosed into a werewolf. He operates as a loner for a time before joining the Woolsey Pack. During his loner period, Channing returns to the vampire hive that kidnapped him and kills the vampire queen.
    • With their queen dead, the Paris vampires swarm and kill hundreds of mortals, resulting in France officially banning vampires from its lands.

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  • Prince Albert dies of typhoid.

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  • The events of Soulless occur. No specific month but the ladies are swanning around Hyde Park during the Season so it has to be sometime between late spring and late summer. Probably more towards the latter half of the year.[7]

1874 Edit

  • The events of Changeless. Winter, probably January or February, because it follows relatively quickly on the heels of Soulless but the weather is atrocious.[8]
  • The events of Blameless take place the following spring after Changeless. These first three books formulate a pretty cohesive trilogy both temporally and plot wise. That is one of the reasons the mangas stick to these three books.[9]
  • The events of Heartless take place in July. Because of Alexia's condition this date is very firmly fixed. Also, the time and location hinge on one of the key events that occurs in this book. In the real world, the Pantechnicon burned as well.[10]

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  • The events of Timeless take place in April, 1876. There's a time jump between Heartless and Timeless, for reasons to do with Prudence.[11]

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  1. Wikipedia
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Wikipedia
  4. Wikipedia
  5. Wikipedia
  6. Timeless, chapter 13.
  7. Gail Carriger's blog.
  8. Gail Carriger's blog.
  9. Gail Carriger's blog.
  10. Gail Carriger's blog.
  11. Gail Carriger's blog.
  12. How to Marry A Werewolf (In 10 Easy Steps), Step 1: Make Yourself Readily Available.
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