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League Of Dragonsav Naomi Novik85
Napoleons invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force, and hell soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive. While the emperor regroups, the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for allif internal struggles and petty squabbles dont tear them apart. Aware of his weakened position, Napoleon has promised the dragons of every countryand the ferals, loyal only to themselvesvast new rights and powers if they fight under his banner. It is an offer eagerly embraced from Asia to Africaand even by England, whose dragons have long rankled at their disrespectful treatment. But Laurence and his faithful dragon soon discover that the wily Napoleon has one more gambit at the readyone that that may win him the war, and the world. Praise for Naomi Novik and her Novels of Temeraire Noviks influences run the gamut from Jane Austen to Patrick OBrian, with a side trip through Anne McCaffrey. Her books are completely involving and probably addictive, their central conceit explored in clever detail with a great deal of wit and historical insight.San Francisco Chronicle These are beautifully written novels: not only fresh, original, and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart.Peter Jackson A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.Entertainment Weekly A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon.The New York Times A glorious series whose future status as a genre classic is now assured.SF Reviews If youve never read these novels, now is the time to start.
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