League of Dragons (Temeraire)
With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other, combining the high-flying appeal of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring-do of Patrick O’Brian’s historical seafaring adventures. Now, with League of... show more
With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other, combining the high-flying appeal of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring-do of Patrick O’Brian’s historical seafaring adventures. Now, with League of Dragons, Novik brings the imaginative tour de force that has captivated millions to an unforgettable finish.
Napoleon’s invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force, and he’ll soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive. While the emperor regroups, the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for all—if internal struggles and petty squabbles don’t tear them apart.
Aware of his weakened position, Napoleon has promised the dragons of every country—and the ferals, loyal only to themselves—vast new rights and powers if they fight under his banner. It is an offer eagerly embraced from Asia to Africa—and even by England, whose dragons have long rankled at their disrespectful treatment.
But Laurence and his faithful dragon soon discover that the wily Napoleon has one more gambit at the ready—one that that may win him the war, and the world.
Publish date: 2016-06-14
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
Series: Temeraire (#9)
Well, that’s it. The last book in the Temeraire series! I thought the ending was satisfying. It wasn’t particularly surprising, maybe, but I was happy with how things ended up and I enjoyed the last book as much as I had enjoyed the previous books. The rest of this review consists of general, sp...
A fitting finale to the Temeraire series. In many ways, satisfying even. Completion. Maybe not exactly as predicted or everything wanted, but fitting and makes sense for the storyline and characters. But, oh my, am I sorrowed to see this series end. I'm not sure what else I can say that wo...
So I’ve been looking forward to this for a while. The British Regency gets a good run, but with just this little bit of feminism, off to the side, which everyone pretends doesn’t exist. The Napoleonic War/British Naval novels are well represented with tactics, logistics, and marvelous fight scenes. ...
Done! All 9 Temeraire books in 5 weeks. I'm all for binge reading a series...but I don't think I've ever done 9 back to back. Phew. It was worth it, of course. Dragons are to books as bacon is to food. They turn ordinary to awesome. Try this out: Napoleon is attacking England and terrorizin...
On the whole, not a bad volume to be the last of this fun series, which I recommend to any who find they like the idea of "the Napoleonic Wars with dragons."