From New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger comes the delightful sequel to Imprudence. ACCIDENTALLY ABANDONED!All alone in Singapore, proper Miss Primrose Tunstell must steal helium to save her dirigible, in a scheme involving a lovesick werecat and a fake fish tail.When she uncovers rumors of a new kind of vampire, Prim and the Spotted Custard crew head to foreign climes only to be thwarted by airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena.Forced into extreme subterfuge (and some rather ridiculous outfits) Prim must also answer three of life's most challenging questions:
Can the perfect book club give a man back his soul?Will her brother ever stop wearing his idiotic velvet fez?And can the amount of lard in Christmas pudding save an entire species?
"Carriger excels at wry humor and clever phrasing, and her ensemble cast is thoroughly charming and satisfyingly diverse." ~ Publishers Weekly This is basically A Discovery of Witches meet Emma Donoghue. The Custard Protocol series is perfect for fans of Becca Andre or Genevieve Cogman full of found family, steampunk adventure, and funny victorian canoodling. If you want more lesbian romance from Gail Carriger try Romancing the Inventor.Delicate Sensibilities? This paranormal adventure contains women pleasing women and ladies who are also lionesses and know what they want and pursue it, sometimes in exquisitely deadly detail. (The tassels are going down.)
The Custard Protocol Series
Prudence Imprudence Competence Reticence
Also by Gail Carriger set in the Parasolverse
The Finishing School series (start with Etiquette & Espionage)The Delightfully Deadly novellasThe Parasol Protectorate series (start with Soulless)The Supernatural Society novellasThe Claw & Courtship novellas
As G L Carriger
The San Andreas Shifter series (start with The Sumage Solution)The 5th Gender
In this charming, laugh-out-loud steampunk escapade, set in an 1895 populated by a variety of supernatural creatures, the crew of the Spotted Custard return for a third adventure (after Imprudence). The focus shifts to the British airship's purser, Miss Primrose Tunstall, a straitlaced, proper young woman who finds her perceptions of self and propriety increasingly challenged by Tasherit, an immortal werelioness who persistently, and often nakedly, flirts with her. But romance, however unconventional, takes a backseat to adventure. Primrose and Tasherit must engineer a helium heist to save their ship, and then the Custard is dispatched to Peru to investigate rumors of a new breed of vampires. While there's a healthy dose of action in the form of airship pirates and other hazards of the open sky, the emphasis is on the character-driven, romantic comedy of manners at its heart. Carriger excels at wry humor and clever phrasing, and her ensemble cast is thoroughly charming and satisfyingly diverse. There's a genuine sense of whimsy and fun running throughout this story, making it a treat for fans of the series.