By Naomi Novik
“Naomi Novik has performed for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for technology fiction: built another truth in which dragons are actual in a saga that's impressively unique, absolutely built, and peopled with characters you care about.”
–David Weber, writer of the consideration Harrington series
After their fateful experience in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’ s Aerial Corps and his amazing dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by way of a mysterious envoy bearing pressing new orders from Britain. 3 beneficial dragon eggs were bought from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire needs to detour to Istanbul to escort the dear shipment again to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne domestic prior to hatching.
but catastrophe threatens the challenge at each turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the chinese language dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s dying and vows to best friend herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, confronted with shattering betrayal in an unforeseen position, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad needs to release a bold offensive. yet what likelihood do they have opposed to the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?
BONUS: This variation comprises an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Empire of Ivory.
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Black Powder War: A Novel of Temeraire by Naomi Novik