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April 2010 Selection: His Majesty's Dragon
By: Naomi Novik
Copyright: 2006


About the Book:

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature.

Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.

Related Web sites:

Temeraire: The Official Web Site of Naomi Novik

Dragons! Lipgloss! Death -- Naomi Novik's Blog

The Temeraire series - Wikipedia page

The Temeraire Wiki

If You Like His Majesty's Dragon, Try:

Throne of Jade
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Black Powder War
By: Naomi Novik. 2006.

Empire of Ivory
By: Naomi Novik. 2007.

Victory of Eagles
By: Naomi Novik. 2008.

His Majesty's Dragon Reader Comments:

Spectacular combination of traditional high seas naval adventure (ala Horatio Hornblower) and fantasy. I really enjoyed this first volume, but the series becomes even richer with subsequent entries. I can't wait for the 6th, due out this summer!

-- Janelle M.
patron of Eiseley Branch Library.
Customer Review Score - 8


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