Throne of Jade
Temeraire: In the Service of the King (3-in-1) Set during the Napoleonic Wars, Temeraire introduces the valiant warriors who rise to Britain's defense atop the backs of fighting dragons. His Majesty's Dragon: When Capt. Will Laurence bonds with the noble dragon Temeraire, the pair must undergo... show more
Temeraire: In the Service of the King (3-in-1)
Set during the Napoleonic Wars, Temeraire introduces the valiant warriors who rise to Britain's defense atop the backs of fighting dragons.
His Majesty's Dragon: When Capt. Will Laurence bonds with the noble dragon Temeraire, the pair must undergo a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle until they soar into their baptism of fire.
Throne of Jade: China vows to reclaim a rare dragon that has fallen into British hands. Now Laurence and Temeraire must brave a long, perilous voyage to the court of the Emperor, where dark dangers await.
Black Powder War: As Laurence and Temeraire escort dragon eggs from Istanbul to England, the Chinese dragon Lien-who blames Temeraire for her master's death-joins Napoleon in revenge.
Publish date: August 7th 2006
Pages no: 377
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,...