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Temeraire : Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik
  

Temeraire : Throne of Jade

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Everyone’s favourite dragon is back! Following on from the first book, Naomi Novik does a fantastic job of developing the relationship between Captain Laurence and Temeraire as they travel East as they are commanded to return the dragon to the Chinese. Definitely think Jonathan Strange meets Patrick O’Brian - I can’t wait for the next part!

Temeraire series:-
1. Temeraire
2. Throne of Jade
3. Black Powder War

If you like Naomi Novik you might also like to read books by Anne McCaffrey, Bernard Cornwell and Susanna Clarke.

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Synopsis

Temeraire : Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

Captain William Laurence of the British Air Corps and his dragon, Temeraire, begin their slow voyage to China, fearful that upon landing they will be forced to part by Imperial decree.

Temeraire is a Celestial dragon, the most highly-prized of all draconic breeds; famed for their intelligence, agility and most of all for the Divine Wind – their terrible roar capable of shattering the heavy timbers of war ships, shattering woodland and destroying other dragons mid-flight. Temeraire’s egg was captured and claimed by the British at sea, but he was meant to be the companion of the Emperor Napoleon and not captained by a mere officer in the British Air Corps.

The Chinese have demanded his return and the British cannot refuse them – they cannot afford to provoke the asian super-power into allying themselves with the French – even if it costs them the most powerful weapon in their arsenal and inflicts the most unimaginable pain upon Laurence and his dragon.

Reviews

`These are beautifully written novels, not only fresh, original and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart'Peter Jackson

'Novik won me over with her first novel. the combination of history, sympathetic characters, and an engaging style makes this series great, intelligent fun.'The Times

`Plenty of intrigue, swordplay, exotic locations, plausible invention. In short a treat'The Telegraph

`Novik has stirred the passions with a genre-busting historical fantasy of the first order'Sunday Sport


About the Author

An avid reader of fantasy literature since age six, Naomi Novik is also a history buff with a particular fascination with the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O'Brian and Jane Austen. She began writing as a guilty pleasure while studying for her Master's degree in Computer Science at Columbia. She found an opportunity to combine her passions by developing computer games, starting with a multi-player online science fiction game she created in college that has now been in continuous operation for almost a decade. She is also the founder and organizer of Vividcon, the annual convention for digital video enthusiasts who create music videos and other short films based on their favorite television shows and movies, and of the Commonverse, a project dedicated to applying the "open source" approach for software development to the writing of shared-universe fiction. She lives with her husband in New York City.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th August 2007

Author

Naomi Novik

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Fantasy
Historical Fiction
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Fantasy

ISBN

9780007258727

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