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Book 1 in  Series

Introducing the Custard Protocol series, in which Prudence travels to India for 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 exciting next generation spin-off series from the Parasol Protectorate books, but it is not necessary to have read those first.

The hardcover editions of the Custard Protocol series are no longer in print. However, Gail occasionally has excess stock which she offers to her newsletter subscribers only




Prudence was a New York Times and USA Today bestseller, an Amazon Best Book Pick in Romance and Sci-Fi/Fantasy categories, and Library Reads pick.

Praise for Prudence

“Carriger maintains a droll, tongue-in-cheek tone, and her protagonists are as concerned with witty banter and fashionable hats as they are with fighting for their lives. Series fans will enjoy this mischievous romp, which revisits old favorites while raising a new crop of charming characters.”

Publishers Weekly

“Blending steampunk and urban fantasy in a colorful alternate Victorian England, Carriger presents a grand cast of characters on a harrowing adventure that stretches from England to India...filled with lavish fashions, supernatural high society, and witty dialogue, this story is a fine introduction to a fabulous new series.”


“The author’s humor and affection for her outlandish characters is always appealing. A fun launch.”

Library Journal

“Readers who delighted in Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate will be entranced by the familiar cast and trademark wit of the new Custard Protocol series… Behind the delightful whimsy and snarky observations, there is a great deal of heart and soul.”

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