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Book 1
Author Gail Carriger
Release Date March 17, 2015
Series The Custard Protocol
Pages 480
Publisher Orbit


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When Prudence Alessandra Maccon Akeldama (Rue to her friends) is given an unexpected dirigible, she does what any sensible female would under similar circumstances - names it the Spotted Custard and floats to India in pursuit of the perfect cup of tea. But India has more than just tea on offer. Rue 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, what else is a young lady of good breeding to do but turn metanatural and find out everyone's secrets, even thousand-year-old fuzzy ones?


Prudence hit the New York Times Hardcover bestseller list at #19 on April 5, 2015.

Chapter Titles[]

  • Chapter One: The Sacred Snuff Box
  • Chapter Two: For Queen and Custard
  • Chapter Three: Rue's Problem with Redheads
  • Chapter Four: A Floating Custard
  • Chapter Five: The Maltese Tower
  • Chapter Six: A Lioness in a Teahouse
  • Chapter Seven: Honeysuckle Isinglass's Secrets Revealed
  • Chapter Eight: In Which Percy Encounters a Pepper
  • Chapter Nine: Rakshasas
  • Chapter Ten: Vanara
  • Chapter Eleven: The Shape of Things to Come
  • Chapter Twelve: Hijacking and Elephant Head
  • Chapter Thirteen: Monkey Hijinks
  • Chapter Fourteen: Ladybugs to the Rescue
  • Chapter Fifteen: Weremonkeys in Dressing-Gowns
  • Chapter Sixteen: In Which Tea Solves Everything


  • Prudence takes place roughly 20 years after the events in Timeless.


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