By Naomi Novik
“A new author is hovering at the wings of a dragon.”
–The long island Times
“Enthralling reading–it’s like Jane Austen taking part in Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon’s Christopher Paolini.”
–Time, on His Majesty’s Dragon
Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose brilliant fleet of scuffling with dragons and their human captains valiantly protect England’s shorelines opposed to the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. a deadly disease of unknown starting place and no identified treatment is decimating the noble dragons’ ranks– forcing the hopelessly bothered into quarantine. Now in basic terms Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons stay uninfected–and stand because the in simple terms technique of an airborne safeguard opposed to France’s ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte’s dragons are already harrowing Britain’s ships at sea. just one recourse is still: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, needs to take to the air to Africa, whose seashores might carry the therapy to the mysterious and lethal contagion. in this undertaking there isn't any time to waste, and no telling what lies in shop past the horizon or for these left in the back of to attend, wish, and carry the line.
“A gripping experience jam-packed with wealthy aspect and the most unlikely ask yourself of gilded fantasy.”
–Entertainment Weekly, on His Majesty’s Dragon
“A exciting delusion . . . All hail Naomi Novik.”
–The Washington submit e-book global, on His Majesty’s Dragon
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