Victory of Eagles
Napoleon's vast armies have consolidated his hold on Europe, and at last his plans are ready for the invasion of England itself. But Captain Will Laurence has been jailed for treason, and his dragon Temeraire consigned to the breeding grounds in Wales. Neither can respond as Napoleon's forces at... show more
Napoleon's vast armies have consolidated his hold on Europe, and at last his plans are ready for the invasion of England itself. But Captain Will Laurence has been jailed for treason, and his dragon Temeraire consigned to the breeding grounds in Wales. Neither can respond as Napoleon's forces at last make their move across the English Channel and plant the eagle standard on British shores. But when Laurence's prison ship is sunk and he washes ashore near Dover, he begins a desperate search to rejoin his dragon partner. Meanwhile, Temeraire gathers the motley band of the breeding grounds around him and turns them into a resistance force, striking at the French as they press northward from London in pursuit of the royal family.
Publish date: 2008-07-08
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Edition language: English
Series: Temeraire (#5)
Napoleon finally marches into England, a country at a great disadvantage. It doesn't help that some of those charged with England's safety descend into despair as they don't believe that this war can be won. Nor do Laurence's traitorous actions help morale, no matter his righteous indignation at...
I love the Temeraire books by Naomi Novik, involving dragons and set in the Napoleonic wars, which began with His Majesty's Dragon. In some ways this book is a departure from the last few books, which were something of a travelogue. The second book took us to China, the third to Turkey and Germany, ...
Try as I might, I just couldn't get into this. I think I've mentioned in reviews of the previous books that my two favorite things about this series is 1) the dynamics in the relationship between Laurence and his dragon Temeraire, and 2) the fact that they two of them get to travel and adventure in ...
This one just didn't click with me as the other books. Don't get me wrong it wasn't bad, but it felt too...easy. Like everything just clicked into placed with that much effort. But I'm looking forward to reading the next book.
I'm more and more impressed, the more of this series I read. This was definitely the most depressing of the series so far, as we got to see all the ramifications of Laurence and Temeraire's (completely justified) act of treason from the previous book. It was incredibly sad, to me, to see so many peo...
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