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Publisher Comments:

“A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon.”

–The New York Times

“Enthralling reading–it’s like Jane Austen playing Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon’s Christopher Paolini.”

–Time, on His Majesty’s Dragon

Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England’s shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons’ ranks–forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected–and stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France’s ever bolder sorties.

Bonaparte’s dragons are already harrowing Britain’s ships at sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion. On this mission there is no time to waste, and no telling what lies in store beyond the horizon or for those left behind to wait, hope, and hold the line.

“A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.”

–Entertainment Weekly, on His Majesty’s Dragon

“A thrilling fantasy . . . All hail Naomi Novik.”

–The Washington Post Book World, on His Majesty’s Dragon

Synopsis:

Novik presents another thrilling airborne adventure in the Hugo Award-nominated, best selling Napoleonic War-era series, featuring the fighting dragon Temeraire and Captain Will Laurence.

Synopsis:

With an epidemic of unknown origin decimating the dragon ranks of His Majesty's Aerial Corps, only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain to protect England against the ravages of Napoleon's own airborne defenses, and Temeraire and his captain Will Laurence head for Africa to seek out a cure for the deadly contagion. Original.

About the Author

Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War, the first three 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. Her livejournal can be found at www.temeraire.org.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345502339
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - Historical
Author:
Novik, Naomi
Author:
Naomi Novik
Subject:
Fantasy - Historical
Subject:
Dragons
Subject:
Napoleonic wars, 1800-1815
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Historical
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070925
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
416

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Product details 416 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345502339 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Novik presents another thrilling airborne adventure in the Hugo Award-nominated, best selling Napoleonic War-era series, featuring the fighting dragon Temeraire and Captain Will Laurence.
"Synopsis" by , With an epidemic of unknown origin decimating the dragon ranks of His Majesty's Aerial Corps, only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain to protect England against the ravages of Napoleon's own airborne defenses, and Temeraire and his captain Will Laurence head for Africa to seek out a cure for the deadly contagion. Original.
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