for a country that now despises him. Click below for more...
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6/series. Temeraire and William Lawrence, transported to the penal colony of New South Wales, find themselves embroiled in yet another upheaval as William Bligh (yes, that one) has been ousted from his position as Governor of the colony, and seeks the aid of Lawrence and his dragon. Unwilling to aid the irascible governor, they decide to flee. Click below for more...
2/series. Temeraire and his captain Will Lawrence, already having seen action over the English Channel to thwart Bonaparte's plans, are cornered by the Admiralty in the form of an irascible officer who wants the dragon returned to his place of origin. Temeraire is a Celestial, a rare Chinese breed. The Asian superpower (even in Napoleonic times) sends a royal envoy, demanding the dragon be returned to his rightful place: the far-off Chinese court. Click for more about this marvelous series...
3/series. Escaping China by a handy subterfuge, the Celestial dragon Temeraire and his captain Will Lawrence are ordered to Istanbul to pick up several valuable dragon eggs. A dangerous journey takes them over the Gobi desert, following the ancient Silk Road. In the mountains they encounter a band of feral dragons, barely led by the frenetic, posturing Arkady. When the band of out-of-control ferals decides to follow them, chaos comes along. Click below for more...
8?/series. Few authors have the chops of Lawrence Block: winner of multiple awards (some multiple wins as well), a lifetime of crafting police procedurals, mysteries of all sorts, with an occasional dip into near-porn when writing under another name. I know when I open one of his books, I’m in for an entertaining time. While the books can be read as stand-alones, I think you'll enjoy them more as a delicious way to spend some time in Matthew Scudder's gritty world. Click below for more...