Tongues of Serpents
Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon’s invasion of England, Temeraire and Capt. Will Laurence have been transported to a prison colony in distant Australia—and into a hornet’s nest of fresh complications. The colony is in turmoil after the overthrow of military... show more
Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon’s invasion of England, Temeraire and Capt. Will Laurence have been transported to a prison colony in distant Australia—and into a hornet’s nest of fresh complications. The colony is in turmoil after the overthrow of military governor William Bligh—aka Captain Bligh, late of HMS Bounty. And when Bligh tries to enlist them in his bid to regain office, the dragon and his captain are caught in the middle of a political power struggle.
Their only chance to escape the fray is accepting a mission to blaze a route through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But the theft of a precious dragon egg turns their expedition into a desperate recovery operation—leading to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new complication in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.
Publish date: 2010-07-13
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pages no: 369
Edition language: English
Series: Temeraire (#6)
Tongues of Serpents is the sixth book in the Temeraire series. For me, this was the weakest in the series so far. It wasn’t a bad book, and there wasn’t any particular aspect of it that I disliked, but it didn’t hold my attention as well as the previous books. I think one big reason was because I...
It took me two months to read this, because comics, depression, anxiety, and the fact that for a huge chunk of this comic everyone gets really hot. And I'm not talking sexy, here. No robot dragons. Just a whole lot of sweating and thirst. And I mean, obviously hyperbole, but jeebus, I needed...
I remember very much enjoying the first few books in Naomi Novick alternate Napoleonic/Age of Colonization where intelligent dragons have been put to service as weapons of war. It's been quite a while since I've read any of Temeraire's romps. I recently saw an announcement that the final volume of...
Another pleasant entry in Novik's Temeraire series to start the reading year off. Tongues of Serpents sees disgraced Regency aviator William Laurence and his Celestial dragon Temeraire transported to Australia, mainly to keep them out of trouble. With them go three dragon eggs, intended as a foundat...
I had to let this one marinate a bit before I was sure how I felt about it, but despite some slow pacing in parts, and a few things I would have liked to have seen explored a little more thoroughly (like the aboriginal cultures, and several of the characters), I'm generally happy with it. I mean, it...