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Naomi Novik's triumphant debut, His Majesty's Dragon, introduced a dynamic new pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence, who serves Britain's peerless Aerial Corps in the thick of the raging Napoleonic Wars. Now, in the latest novel of this dazzling series, they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service — and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason.

For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon's prime objective: the occupation of London.

Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon's forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon's foothold on England's shores can become a stranglehold.

If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain's scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before — for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors?

Review:

"In the thrilling fifth installment (the first in hardcover, following 2007's Empire of Ivory) of the bestselling Temeraire series, Novik returns to familiar themes of love, duty and liberty against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. When Napoleon's forces attack England, Temeraire, believing Laurence dead, decides to lead other uncaptained dragons to battle. When the two reunite, Temeraire uses his commander status to gain a voice in war counsels, demanding freedom and pay for dragons. Though the battles are impressive and the politics unsubtle but intriguing, the pice de rsistance is the quiet moment when Laurence faces the mad king he betrayed. This accessible vision of an English Regency with an air force raises the stakes without straining credibility. Followers of Temeraire's travels will be richly rewarded by the satisfying conclusion of his return to home ground, but may wonder where Novik can go from here. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"These are beautifully written novels: not only fresh, original, and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart." Peter Jackson, Academy Award-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Review:

"Fans of military historicals...will likely enjoy the detailed points of military strategy and supply-line wrangling (it takes a lot of cows to feed an army of dragons), but fantasy readers will still find their sense of wonder....Recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

The acclaimed series, starring the fighting dragon Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, reaches a peak of excitement with this latest installment from award-winning author Novik.

About the Author

Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, and Empire of Ivory, the first four volumes of the Temeraire series, recently optioned by Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era, Novik studied English literature at Brown University, then did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Novik lives in New York City with her husband and six computers. Visit her online at www.temeraire.org.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345496881
Subtitle:
A Novel of Temeraire
Author:
Novik, Naomi
Publisher:
Del Rey
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Temeraire
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
July 2008
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.34x6.62x1.14 in. 1.27 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345496881 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the thrilling fifth installment (the first in hardcover, following 2007's Empire of Ivory) of the bestselling Temeraire series, Novik returns to familiar themes of love, duty and liberty against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. When Napoleon's forces attack England, Temeraire, believing Laurence dead, decides to lead other uncaptained dragons to battle. When the two reunite, Temeraire uses his commander status to gain a voice in war counsels, demanding freedom and pay for dragons. Though the battles are impressive and the politics unsubtle but intriguing, the pice de rsistance is the quiet moment when Laurence faces the mad king he betrayed. This accessible vision of an English Regency with an air force raises the stakes without straining credibility. Followers of Temeraire's travels will be richly rewarded by the satisfying conclusion of his return to home ground, but may wonder where Novik can go from here. (July)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "These are beautifully written novels: not only fresh, original, and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart."
"Review" by , "Fans of military historicals...will likely enjoy the detailed points of military strategy and supply-line wrangling (it takes a lot of cows to feed an army of dragons), but fantasy readers will still find their sense of wonder....Recommended."
"Synopsis" by , The acclaimed series, starring the fighting dragon Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, reaches a peak of excitement with this latest installment from award-winning author Novik.
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