When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious
cargo—an unhatched dragon’s egg—Capt. Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly
became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits
in Britain’s Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle in daring
combat against Bonaparte’s invading forces.
Now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for
Napoleon, has fallen into British hands—and an angry Chinese delegation vows to
reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the
gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire
back to the Far East—a long voyage fraught with peril, intrigue, and the untold
terrors of the deep. Yet once the pair reaches the court of the Chinese
emperor, even more shocking discoveries and darker dangers await. Download and start listening now!