Naomi Novik’s triumphant debut, His Majesty’s Dragon, introduced a dynamic new pair of heroes to
the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his
master and commander, Captain Will Laurence. Now in the latest novel, they soar
to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.
It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of
his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been
removed from military service—and his captain, Will Laurence, has been
condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still:
Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded
English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective: the occupation of London.
Separated by their own government and threatened at every
turn by Napoleon’s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each
other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion
before Napoleon’s foothold on England’s shores can become a stranglehold.
If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally
Britain’s scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before—for
king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be
well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the
hands of her would-be conquerors? Download and start listening now!