His Majesty's Dragon
Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an... show more
Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.
When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.
Publish date: 28-03-2006
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
Series: Temeraire (#1)
Very enjoyable start to this series. I loved the relationship between Temeraire and Laurence. It was interesting to see how Novik weaves the idea of dragons and the Napoleonic Wars together. The battles were well written. The descriptions of the dragons and English society were also well done. I...
Until early last year when I read and loved Uprooted, also written by Novik, I’d only been mildly interested in reading this series. The synopsis didn’t sound all that interesting to me, and I’d seen mixed reviews for it on my feed. Even after enjoying Uprooted so much, I wasn’t sure if that would...
This has to be the best dragon book since Pern. It starts out on an English navy ship in the time of the Napoleonic wars, only when they capture a French ship, they discover a dragon egg. We get a good feeling of naval protocol from the main character, Captain Laurence, but it becomes an alternative...
His Majesty’s Dragon is the first book in the Temeraire series by author, Naomi Novik. Will Laurence is the successful naval captain of Britain’s HMS Reliance. Laurence comes from well-to-do family, he’s patriotic to the core and he’s got his sights set on getting home to propose marriage. Littl...
The problem with this book is how compulsively readable it is; I have so much angst about not having book three yet - and I'm only a couple pages into book two. I suspect I'll have book two read today and then I'll need, need, book three. And I was talking to someone earlier, who doesn't like fa...
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