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Black Powder War - Naomi Novik
Black Powder War
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“A splendid series.” –Anne McCaffrey “Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about.”... show more
“A splendid series.” –Anne McCaffrey “Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about.” –David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington series After their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’ s Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching. Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, faced with shattering betrayal in an unexpected place, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad must launch a daring offensive. But what chance do they have against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Empire of Ivory.
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B000JMKVEO
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Temeraire (#3)
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Traditional Fantasy
Traditional Fantasy rated it
3.0 End of the series for me
I loved that this story started right after the previous one ended. Temeraire and his crew are still in China, but both weather and a problem with the ship are preventing their return to England, when they get an urgent missive to transport some eggs. A dragon can fly distances over land, but there ...
Book Haunt
Book Haunt rated it
4.0 Black Powder War (Temeraire #3) by Naomi Novik
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.5 Review: Black Powder War (Temeraire Book 3 of 9)
Black Powder War is the third book in the Temeraire series. I enjoyed this one at about the same level as the previous two books. I was particularly happy when the story didn’t quite go in the direction I had expected it to based on the end of the last book, as described in more detail in the below...
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans
Grimlock ♥ Inhumans rated it
4.5 Broke with Fandom Wednesday to finish this!
Given, I only had like fifteen pages and finished early in the day. Still, if it hadn't been Temeraire, it's doubtful I would have done even that much non-fandom reading. (And, no, I don't quite consider this fandom because it has books only; I feel fangirl-y about this, but Fandom Wednesday is ...
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover
Dang Rover: Cover to Cover rated it
4.0 #BlackPowderWar: I'm not bored yet!
Not stopping now, happily moving on to book 4! The Value of a Star: Ratings Explained
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