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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (11,097 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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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A terrifically entertaining fantasy novel. Is it hard to imagine a cross between Susanna Clarke, of Norrell and Strange fame, and the late Patrick O’Brian? Not if you’ve read this wonderful, arresting novel.”

    Stephen King

  • “Delightful… A story rich with international, interpersonal, and internal struggles.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Throne of Jade, the second novel in the Temeraire series, is certainly Novik’s best yet. Every thrilling turn will keep readers under Temeraire’s spell. Each close shave with betrayal will have them jumping out of their seats with suspense.”


  • “Novik won me over with her first novel. The combination of history, sympathetic characters, and an engaging style makes this series great, intelligent fun.”

    The Times (London)

  • “Plenty of intrigue, swordplay, exotic locations, plausible invention. In short a treat”

    The Telegraph

  • Winner of the 2007 Locus Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristy Maitz | 2/13/2014

    " Good progress even if it was little bit passive comparison to first book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by your favourite half-light | 1/31/2014

    " Faster paced than its predecessor and less caught up in relatively inaccessible naval jargon. More engaging overall. Well done. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nicole | 1/27/2014

    " I find this series fascinting, it's an alternate history in which dragons are incorporated into the world, and the military force that the British are using to fight off Napoleon. In this particular book takes place in China where dragons are integrated into every aspect of society. It's a fun, what if. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Joanne | 1/16/2014

    " A very slow read. Not one of my fav's in this set. "

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