2/series. Celestial dragon Temeraire and his captain Will Lawrence, already having seen action over the chanel to thwart Bonaparte's invasion plans, are cornered by the Admiralty in the form of an irsacible officer who wants the unique dragon returned to his place of origin. Temeraire is a Celestial, a rare Chinese dragon, whose egg was captured by Lawrence in a sea battle. China sends a royal envoy, demanding he be returned to his rightful place: the Chinese court. Lawrence acquiesces and the dangerous journey begins. Another 5 from this very talented author. A super series.