Competence

By Gail Carriger
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The Custard Protocol Series: Book 3

11.88 Hours 07/17/2018 unabridged
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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 airship, the Spotted Custard, 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 Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. 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?

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Summary

Summary

An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Science Fiction and Fantasy

A SyFy Wire Pick of the Month

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 airship, the Spotted Custard, 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 Custard crew embark on a mission to Peru. There, they encounter airship pirates and strange atmospheric phenomena, and are mistaken for representatives of the Spanish Inquisition. 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?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Playfully delightful…This whimsical story proves that Primrose is a fully capable heroine in her own right, separate from her best friend Rue (whose adventures made up the previous two books in the series). When Prim hears word of a new kind of vampire, she ventures off to Peru with the crew of the Spotted Custard. Naturally, hijinks ensue.” SyFy Wire
“Carriger’s characteristically droll, voice-driven writing alternates between Prim, who certainly lives up to her name, and her socially obtuse brother. High jinks and peril abound as the Custard navigates uncharted air currents and the characters bicker over everything from Thomas Aquinas to tasseled hats. Recommend this amusing romp to steampunk and LGBT+ readers looking for suspenseful and romantic fantasy.” Booklist
“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.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author who writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small-town California life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in higher learning. She then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the United States, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London. Her books are published in over a dozen different languages.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 11.88
Audience: Adult
Language: English