Victory of Eagles
For Britain, conditions are grim: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective is the occupation of London. Unfortunately, the dragon Temeraire has been removed from military service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has... show more
For Britain, conditions are grim: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective is the occupation of London. Unfortunately, the dragon Temeraire has been removed from military service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon’s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain’s scattered resistance forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before–for king and country, and for their own liberty.
Publish date: 2009-05-19
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 384
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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