Published: February 2nd 2016 (first published March 17th 2015)
Length: 400 pages
My Rating: 5 stars
Introducing the Custard Protocol series, in which Alexia Maccon’s daughter Prudence travels to India on behalf of Queen, country…and the perfect pot of tea.
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…
This is the sequel to the Parasol Protectorate series. Featuring the previous protagonist’s daughter, this is a book for fans of steampunk and paranormal characters.
Ms Carriger writes witty, intelligent characters in a unique setting. It is a rollercoaster ride of emotions. It ends on a cliff hanger which is a pet peeve of mine but the second book is available.
*Blurb and cover image via Goodreads.