21.4.14

HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON, by Naomi Novik



Anne McCaffrey fans, strap yourself in for a fabulous ride!
1/series. Europe, mid-1800s. After a spirited engagement, British Navy officer Will Lawrence boards a French merchantman to find its most precious cargo is a dragon's egg. Ready to hatch, the emerging dragon immediately adopts Lawrence as its captain, forcing the reluctant officer to abandon his Navy career and enter the despised Aerial Corps. Lawrence's first act is to name the dragon: Temeraire, after Nelson's famous warship; a most unusual name for a dragon. But, this is a most unusual dragon, as Lawrence finds out. A delightful compound of alternative history and dragon fantasy, this seamless tale is the start of a series you will not want to miss. I can hardly wait for the next one! A fun, fabulous 5.
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