Throne of Jade
The first book in this the Temeraire series was hailed "terrifically entertaining" by Stephen King and here, in the second book, Novik returns with a superbly written story that once again blends historical fiction and high fantasy. When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo—an... show more
The first book in this the Temeraire series was hailed "terrifically entertaining" by Stephen King and here, in the second book, Novik returns with a superbly written story that once again blends historical fiction and high fantasy. When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo—an unhatched dragon's egg—Capt. Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain's Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle in daring combat against Bonaparte's invading forces. Now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands—and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire back to the Far East—a long voyage fraught with peril, intrigue, and the untold terrors of the deep. Yet once the pair...
Publish date: 2006-04-25
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pages no: 329
Edition language: English
Series: Temeraire (#2)
This is the second book in the Temeraire series. The first book in a series has an advantage, at least in my case. If it’s written well, and especially if it takes a different approach than anything I’ve read before, its “newness factor” gives it an edge. The second book is a better test of wheth...
This felt a lot slower than the previous books. The plot has a new direction, yet it's all starting to sound samey. Battles in the air with dragons. More battles in the air with dragons. The first book was really good, but I think I'm done with this series. It just isn't holding my attention anymo...
His Majesty’s Dragon is the second book in the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik.When Captain Will Laurence’s ship the HMS Reliant captured one of Napoleon’s French frigates, a rare and valuable egg was part of the seized cargo. The egg hatched and out popped a delightful dragon. At first reluctant, C...
This isn't all that much like the first book, and yet it is; to have them fight the same fight for a sophomore novel could be something that would leave a reader bored. And too much of a change risks leaving them longing for the first book. Novik, instead of changing anything too much, keeps wha...
I expected to be bored. Nope. Wasn't bored. I expected to lose interest. Nope. Didn't lose interest. I expected to not like it as much as the first book. Nope. I liked it more. Napoleonic-Era English Gentleman travel by sea to China, where they face storms, sea serpents, culture clashes,...
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