Synopses & Reviews
For Britain, conditions are grim: Napoleons resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleons prime objective is the occupation of London. Unfortunately, the dragon Temeraire has been removed from military service-and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleons forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britains scattered resistance forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before-for king and country, and for their own liberty.
The bestselling series starring the fighting dragon Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, reaches a peak of excitement with this fifth installment from award-winning author Novik.
About the Author
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majestys 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.