Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose
magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend
England’s shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An
epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons’
ranks—forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a
pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected—and stand as the only means
of an airborne defense against France’s ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte’s dragons are already harrowing Britain’s ships at
sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must
take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and
deadly contagion. On this mission there is no time to waste, and no telling
what lies in store beyond the horizon or for those left behind to wait, hope,
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