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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (9,185 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Naomi Novik Narrator: David Thorn Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temeraire Series Release Date:
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After their fateful adventure in China, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching.

Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn, thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master's death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, faced with shattering betrayal in an unexpected place, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad must launch a daring offensive. But what chance do they have against the massed forces of Bonaparte's implacable army?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Novik’s magical eighteenth century, peopled with sympathetic characters, induces avid reading. Long may she write!”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “A splendid series.”

    Anne McCaffrey, author of the Dragonriders of Penn series

  • “Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about.”

    David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington series

  • Winner of the 2007 Locus Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate | 1/28/2014

    " I quite enjoyed this. I liked His Majesty's Dragon, although I was less fond of the Throne of Jade. This is the third book in the series, and contains fun bits with the Ottoman Empire, Prussia, and (of course) the war against Napaleon. I would definitely recommend it if you liked His Majesty's Dragon. If you haven't yet read it, start with that book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kerri | 1/25/2014

    " My least-favorite of the Temeraire books I've read. Don't really know why. I liked the portions set in Turkey and Iskierka is hilarious but other than that, the story never really grabbed me. Still worth reading though, if for no other reason than to advance the series. There are things in this book that you sort of need to know before going on to Empire of Ivory.l "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Viperus | 1/12/2014

    " While the book is a pretty good read, it seems like Naomi Novik is stalling, hoping to publish more books then she should. I dont mind reading slow-paced books, but I feel the author could have done more in 300 pages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kris Dinnison | 12/10/2013

    " This one was somewhat transitional to the overall story arc, but still interesting in that they land right in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars on the Continent. "

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