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Temeraire (Temeraire #1)

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Temeraire (Temeraire #1) by Naomi Novik
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"Amazing First Book"
5 stars"

This is the first book in the series, and it is fantastic, incorporating history into fantasy. Naiomi Novik writes superbly and you'll be drwan in from the start.

"Captivating plot, intriguing characters"
5 stars"

This is such a great series and in this first book you really get a good foundation for the story to unfold. The developing relationship between Temaraire and Laurence is beautifully told with the reader really being able to get a deep sense of the feelings coming into play. Just an amazingly creative story beautifully interwoven with historical events – highly recommended.

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Naomi Novik's stunning series of novels follow the global adventures of Captain William Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire as they are thrown together to fight for Britain during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars. Captain Will Laurence has been at sea since he was just twelve years old; finding a warmer berth in Nelson's navy than any he enjoyed as the youngest, least important son of Lord Allendale. Rising on merit to captain his own vessel, Laurence has earned himself a beautiful fiancee, society's esteem and a golden future.

But the war is not going well. It seems Britain can only wait as Napoleon plans to overrun her shores. After a skirmish with a French ship, Laurence finds himself in charge of a rare cargo: a dragon egg bound for the Emperor himself. Dragons are much prized: properly trained, they can mount a fearsome attack from the skies. One of Laurence's men must take the beast in hand and join the aviators' cause, thus relinquishing all hope of a normal life. But when the newly-hatched dragon ignores the young midshipman Laurence chose as its keeper and decides to imprint itself on the horrified captain instead, Laurence's world falls apart. Gone is his golden future: gone his social standing, and soon his beautiful fiancee, as he is consigned to be the constant companion and trainer of the fighting dragon Temeraire!

Reviews for the Temeraire series

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

“Enthralling reading-it’s like Jane Austen playing Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon’s Christopher Paolini.”-Time

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

“So realistic that it drowns disbelief . . . first-class in every respect.”-Booklist (starred review)

“A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.”- Entertainment Weekly

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

“A thrilling fantasy . . . All hail Naomi Novik.”-The Washington Post Book World

Author Biography

Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, and Empire of Ivory, the first four volumes of the Temeraire series, recently optioned by Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era, Novik studied English literature at Brown University, then did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Novik lives in New York City with her husband and six computers.
Release date NZ
August 6th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
HarperCollins
Pages
352
Dimensions
130x200x26
ISBN-13
9780007258710
Product ID
1692097

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