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3.00032823297137 out of 53.00032823297137 out of 53.00032823297137 out of 53.00032823297137 out of 53.00032823297137 out of 5 3.00 (4,052 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Naomi Novik Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Temeraire Series Release Date:
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A dazzling blend of military history, high-flying fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat adventure, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers—they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Captain Will Laurence.

Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon’s invasion of England, Temeraire and Laurence—stripped of rank and standing—have been transported to the prison colony at New South Wales in distant Australia, where, it is hoped, they cannot further corrupt the British Aerial Corps with their dangerous notions of liberty for dragons.

Instead of leaving behind all the political entanglements and corruptions of the war, Laurence and Temeraire have instead sailed into a hornet’s nest of fresh complications. For the colony at New South Wales has been thrown into turmoil after the overthrow of the military governor, William Bligh. Bligh wastes no time in attempting to enlist Temeraire and Laurence to restore him to office, while the upstart masters of the colony are equally determined to ensure that the new arrivals not upset a balance of power precariously tipped in their favor.

Eager to escape this political quagmire, Laurence and Temeraire race to find a way through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia—a race that leads to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new obstacle in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.

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  • “The characters are as riveting as ever, the setting is new but convincing, and the plot, with its first-class balancing of Laurence’s and Temeraire’s internal and external struggles, shows Novik’s continued excellence as a novelist.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Beki | 1/23/2014

    " I have loved this series! I enjoyed it, but was still disapointed by the ending. It could be that I didn't want series to end, but I didn't like how it was finished. I need more awesome dragon stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laurie | 1/22/2014

    " I just love Temeraire and the other dragons so much. This book did have less action than some of the others, but seriously, all I need is to hang out with some talking dragons and I am happy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Diane | 1/16/2014

    " Without the tenseness of the other novels, but imaginative. Bunyips. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Paula | 1/13/2014

    " It seems that at some point authors of series get tired or are forced to write the next book but have no idea what to write about. This is what happened in this book. We are just as tortured in Aussieland as the characters on one hot road trip into the outback & then back again. This book was tedious to say the least and left me wanting to escape, probably just what Temeraire & Will want to do too. "

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