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His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
His Majesty's Dragon

Garrett Fitzgerald, March 31, 2010

Since I was into Anne McCaffrey when I was younger, and into Patrick O'Brien more recently, there was no way I was going to pass this one up. :-) Novik puts a fair degree of science behind her dragons, rather than McCaffrey's they-fly-because-they think-they-can attitude. The characters have realistic conflicts with each other, and when they work them out (or don't), I never got a deus-ex-machina feeling about it.
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