Temeraire : Throne of Jade

by Naomi Novik

Part of the The Temeraire Series Series

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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

Temeraire : Throne of Jade Synopsis

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.

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ISBN: 9780007258727
Publication date: 06/08/2007
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780007219124
Publication date: 07/08/2006
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007258727
Publication date: 6th August 2007
Author: Naomi Novik
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Fantasy, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Fantasy,

About Naomi Novik

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 ...

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