His Majesty's Dragon /Throne of Jade/ Black Powder War
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Set during the Napoleonic Wars, Temeraire introduces the valiant warriors who rise to Britain's defense atop the backs of fighting dragons.
His Majesty's Dragon: When Capt. Will Laurence bonds with the noble dragon Temeraire, the pair must undergo a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle until they soar into their baptism of fire.
Throne of Jade: China vows to reclaim a rare dragon that has fallen into British hands. Now Laurence and Temeraire must brave a long, perilous voyage to the court of the Emperor, where dark dangers await.
Black Powder War: As Laurence and Temeraire escort dragon eggs from Istanbul to England, the Chinese dragon Lien—who blames Temeraire for her master's death—joins Napoleon in revenge.
Hardcover Book : 848 pages
Publisher: Del Rey ( May 30, 2006 )
Item #: 12-127983
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 1.36inches
Product Weight: 29.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
An excellent alternative history incorporation of dragons!
Reviewer: Kimberly M
NAOMI NOVIK HAS HIT THE DRAGON ON ITS PERVERBIAL HEAD HERE.
ORIGINAL AND CAPTIVATING CHARACTERS, A STORYLINE UNLIKE OTHERS, AND FLAVOR FOR ALL.
BUY THIS OMNIBUS AND ENJOY IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THIS BOOK WILL STAY IN YOUR LIBRARY FOR LIFE.
Reviewer: John M
Didnt really think anyone could come close to McAffrey when writing about dragons but this one comes close. Not really sure the Temeraire trilogy compares with Pern just because they arent the same at all. But for a book written with dragons at the heart and a dragon co-character, this book is way better than I expected - 4 out of 5 stars for me. Highly recommended
Reviewer: John B
I received this 3-in-1 book last week and read it cover to cover in 3 days (even going to work) - I could not put it down. Excellent writing and premise!
I am a big fan of books that feature Dragons -- What I appreciate most in this one is that her dragons are not really like any others! They SPEAK (not communicate telepathically) and learn languages in the shell prior to hatching! Some are smart enough to pick up more languages in adult hood - -they are big enough to be the equivalent of a naval SHIP -- and carry multiple passengers and equipment (with good harnessing) -- Many creative, new ideas in here. (not to take away from any other authors mind you!).
The Napoleanic era makes it even more believable -- The trip to China was fascinating --
I will have to read these several more times while waiting on the edge of my seat for the upcoming books in the series!
Thanks for an excellent read - a new one in my favorites!
Reviewer: Judith J
This is truely one of the best written, most engaging fantasy works I have seen in years. It is a real pleasure to read, gets and keeps you involved with all the characters. As soon as I finished it I went looking for more books by her and was astounded that this is her first! Buy it, read it, enjoy!!!
Reviewer: Melissa C