PrudenceBook - 2015
When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama ("Rue" to her friends) is bequeathed an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female under similar circumstances would do -- she christens it the Spotted Custard and floats off to India.
Soon, she stumbles upon a plot involving local dissidents, a kidnapped brigadier's wife, and some awfully familiar Scottish werewolves. Faced with a dire crisis (and an embarrassing lack of bloomers), Rue must rely on her good breeding -- and her metanatural abilities -- to get to the bottom of it all. . .
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LPL_KimberlyL Jun 27, 2018
Gail Carriger's books are always winners, but I'm particularly fond of Prudence and her extraordinary abilities.
LPL_KimberlyL Jan 20, 2018
The Custard Protocol series takes place about 20 years after the end of The Parasol Protectorate series (the first novel being Soulless), and follows characters first introduced in the earlier series. Rue is an energetic, bubbly, and fun-loving protagonist with the ability to absorb supernatural ... Read More »
LPL_FisherA Apr 16, 2015
If you have ever thought one of the following things: that the definition of impropriety is a lioness entering a tea shop with a sign that says "No Pets Allowed," that it would be fun to fly to India in an airship, which has a flatulence problem, all to find the perfect cup of tea, and ... Read More »
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When Lady Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama receives a dirigible and a mission from her father, Lord Akeldama, she gathers a crew of friends to man her ship, and sets off for India. Ostensibly on the trail of some rare tea plants, she soon discovers that the situation in the British colony is more delicate and complicated than she ever could have guessed. Fortunately Rue is no ordinary girl, but a metanatural, able to borrow the supernatural abilities of others through touch, without acquiring any of their weaknesses. Along with her best friend, the Honourable Miss Primrose Tunstell, and Prim’s brother, Professor Percival Tunstell, and a charming Frenchman by the name of Mr. Quesnel Lefoux, Rue sets out to normalize supernatural relations in India.
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