Imprudence

by Gail Carriger | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0316212202 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 12/10/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Monday, December 10, 2018
I got this softcover at Annie's Book Stop. It's the second "Custard Protocol" book, which continues the adventures of the child of two major protagonists from Carriger's initial "Parasol Protectorate" series, that began with Soulless.

This book picks up with Rue as she faces her father's werewolf pack, all oddly drunk and misbehaving in a very unseemly manner - and with no trace of her father, who should be keeping them in order. The pack Beta, Biffy - an athletic dandy, once beloved drone to vampire Lord Akeldama (Rue's adopted father "Dama"), then turned reluctant werewolf in a last-ditch attempt to save his life - manages to gain control of the pack, and it becomes clear that Rue's father Lord Maccon is entering the "Alpha madness" stage, the descent into madness that overcomes all Alphas if they live long enough. This was foreshadowed in previous books, and the family has a plan in hand: to relocate Lord and Lady Maccon to the "God plague" region in Egypt where the supernatural folk become mortal. This should let Rue's father live out his days without succumbing to dangerous madness - but he no longer rules the pack and cannot return to England...

Meanwhile, Rue and the crew of her dirigibile "The Spotted Custard" have concernes of their own, not least Rue's tentative flirtation with Quesnel. And it turns out that the trip to Egypt involves much more danger - to everyone, and especially to Rue herself - than anticipated, with Egyptian were-cats and other supernaturals getting involved.

Lively and fun, with some loose-end-tying-up regarding characters from the previous series - though I had hoped to see Biffy reunited with his beloved Professor Lyall now that pack-leadership has changed, and that didn't happen in this novel. But Rue gets lots of entertaining scenes, and proves to be as badass as her parents and allies.

[There's a TV Tropes page on the series and spin-offs, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Journal Entry 2 by wingGoryDetailswing at Harvard Park and McCurdy Track in Harvard, Massachusetts USA on Sunday, August 04, 2019

Released 1 yr ago (8/4/2019 UTC) at Harvard Park and McCurdy Track in Harvard, Massachusetts USA

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I left this book, bagged against the elements, on the information board near the track and playground; hope someone enjoys it!

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*** Released for the 2019 One-Word Title release challenge. ***

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