Black Powder War
Publish date: 2006-01-01
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Edition language: English
Series: Temeraire (#3)
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 ...
Not stopping now, happily moving on to book 4! The Value of a Star: Ratings Explained
Black Powder War, the third in Novik's Temeraire series, sees Laurence, Temeraire et al get caught up in the Napoleonic Wars on the Continent as they fly an urgent mission from China to collect some eggs from the Government of Turkey. (Confused yet?) Perhaps it's because I read Throne of Jade only...
I love this series which could be described as a mix of McCaffrey's Pern (dragons!) and Horatio Hornblower daring do (Napoleonic wars). I gave this novel "only" four and a half stars only because it's slightly less amazing than the first two books. The first book marked it as unique among dragon fan...
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