Announcing the Next Custard Protocol Books!

I’m delighted to announce that I have sold the third and fourth Custard Protocol books to Orbit. The third book has a working title of Competence and I will be writing it for most of this year, 2017.

Orbit intends to publish it in Summer 2018. So you have some time to get all caught up on the Custard Protocol series.

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What will it be about?

Since I haven’t yet written it, I don’t have a description or anything for you just yet. Mostly I’m trying to get ahead of the rumor mill with this announcement. However, rest assured that Rue and her crazy crew are up to good, but in the worst possible way. This book will be told from Primrose’s perspective and will follow events shortly after those chronicled in Imprudence. 

In line with that, I’ll be releasing Romancing the Werewolf in winter of THIS YEAR (2017). This story takes place during a cold London Christmas season, December 1895, directly after events in Imprudence (but not featuring those characters). It finally ties up one very popular thread I left dangling in Timeless. Hopefully, it will tide you all over while you’re waiting for Competence.

I’m hoping this announcement makes you all happy. I look forward to telling you all about how life is changing aboard the Spotted Custard, new creatures, new friendships, new adventures, new silliness, and old heartbreak.

Feel free to ask questions if you dare. I may not be able to answer them right away but I always like to know what you’re curious about as it can dictate future blog posts.

The Publishers Weekly Deal Announcement

NYT bestseller Gail Carriger’s Books 3 & 4 in the Custard Protocol Series, chronicling the continuing adventures of a woman’s crack-pot dirigible team, following them as they explore the crumbling supernatural remnants of the British Empire, to Lindsey Hall at Orbit, in a good deal, for publication in 2018, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (NA).

{Gail’s monthly read along for Feb is Black Dog Blues by Rhys Ford.}


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16 Responses

  1. PaigeTurner said:

    I can’t wait to hear what Primrose has to say about all of these shenanigans! And her “friendships”.

    1. Gail Carriger said:

      Oh she’s a hoot. Definitely full of her own opinions about EVERYTHING.

  2. Andrew Stackhouse said:

    I’m so excited the new book will be from Primrose’s perspective!!! I can’t wait to see her and Sekhmet’s relationship evolve and develop. I hope we also hear more from Percy. I feel like he still had more to tell and confess to Rue in the last book.

    1. Gail Carriger said:

      It’s going well so far. Percy is… interesting. He’s the second POV character and he’s rather a pip when I’m in his brain. Easily distracted by academic inquiry and no particualrly self-aware.

  3. Sue Kesby said:

    Oh thank you thank you for Romancing the Werewolf – I have been looking forward to their story since you said you were going to write it! They are two of my favourite characters, and so deserve to be happy.

    1. Gail Carriger said:

      I’m so so happy with how it turned out. It does really need to sit a bit though, and then have a nice firm edit pass. But I think you will like it.

  4. Dana Clemmons said:

    Yay! Can’t wait to be aboard the Spotted Custard again!

    And as we all know, Rue’s greatest challenge is that other virtue, Patience.

    1. Gail Carriger said:

      Too true. It’s been fun, so far, writing her from Primrose’s perspective.

  5. Elisabeth said:

    Finally! Finally! Finally! My daughter and I love all three series from start to finish, and this is our go to series to relisten to. Alexandra has probably listened to all of the books 6+ times. Thank you so much for the update and such lovely, wonderful, well-formed and humorous characters! You are one of our favorites!

  6. Ashley said:

    Ohhh now I’m even more excited! I’m nearly done with Prudence right now and I just finished Romancing the Inventor last night! Thank you for all of the books in this wonderful world, it’s a treat to dive in every time 🙂

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