Competence (Custard Protocol Series #3)

Competence (Custard Protocol Series #3)

by Gail Carriger


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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?

Custard Protocol

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316433853
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Series: Custard Protocol Series , #3
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 91,004
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger writes to cope with being raised in obscurity by an expatriate Brit and an incurable curmudgeon. She escaped small town life and inadvertently acquired several degrees in Higher Learning. Ms. Carriger then traveled the historic cities of Europe, subsisting entirely on biscuits secreted in her handbag. She resides in the Colonies, surrounded by fantastic shoes, where she insists on tea imported from London.

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Competence 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Easily my favorite book from Gail so far. The adventure, love, and loyalty are unmeasurable. Fun and funny.
gaele More than 1 year ago
AudioBook Review: Stars: Overall 3 Narration: 4 Story: 3 Perhaps the series I had the hardest time to connect with, the crew is aboard the Spotted Custard and this is really more an exploration of the world of steampunk and the influences of sexuality and identity that are brought to bear on the characters, while allowing us to find Prim’s story and what concerns her, even as the action moments were not the highlight in this story. A bit less engaging and developed than earlier books, here the crew is headed to Peru and it feels as if Prim’s heart is more interested in her own appearance and Percy’s growth. Yes, there were new elements included, and a “Spanish Inquisition- like’ series of moments that while amusing, often failed to pack the punch and intrigue that I’ve found in earlier works. Sure, getting to know Prim and Percy was interesting, and I’d have to say that no one manages to explore sensitive issues of self-identity, choice, acceptance and diversity into a story with quite the same flair. Getting this inside look on the ‘questions’ that characters struggle with, they are young adults (barely) as well, adds a level of depth that was, quite frankly, missing from the world-building in this story. More focused on romance and the ‘outward’ bearing and less on the layered adventures and introduction of new characters. I truly felt as if there was much in this story that happened off-page or was never quite elucidated to the level of earlier titles. Moira Quirk provided the narration for this book and series, and as always, she’s presenting the story, characters and tone with flair and distinction, each character was unique and distinct, and easy to understand. She’s clearly familiar with the story, and manages to keep interest in dialogue by adjusting the pacing, the retorts, and allowing listeners moments to ‘catch’ the more important pieces where information comes in with a suggestion of important, and grasping those details helps in understanding both the concepts and the action in the story. I received an AudioBook copy of the title from Hachette Audio for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another fun, well-written book from Gail Carriger
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent continuation in the series. It was hard to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gail Carriger is one of my favorite authors of all time, and this is probably the best series I've ever read! The story always follows in delightfully unexpected ways. The characters are always relatable in their complexity, and are diverse without a feeling of being shoehorned. I will continue to read and recommend every book in this series and those to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
liked it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this third book of the series we see how the characters have grown over the course of their adventures and exploring a whole new area. I loved it
Alyssiana More than 1 year ago
This is number 3 in the Custard Protocol series and by far my favorite, though plan on having a dictionary at hand. I had to look up 3 or 4 words that were new to me. There were several storylines contained in the book, so I don't quite know where to start without spoilers. I'll just say it was delightful. If you have read the first two (which I highly recommend) you'll know Primrose. This is primarily her story, but so much happens with the all the characters, they really share the book. Highly recommend this author. =)