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Black Powder War (2006)

by Naomi Novik

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Series: Temeraire (3)

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In the wake of their adventure in China, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his dragon, Temeraire, are sent on a mission to protect three valuable dragon eggs on a trip back to England from the Ottoman Empire, but the vengeful Chinese dragon Lien allies herself with Napoleon to stop them.… (more)
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    PghDragonMan: Alternate histories of great military events tie these together.
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Another entry in an amazing series. It's an incredible blend of alternate history, warfare, relationships and adventure. All the dragon stuff is just fantastic, I love how Novik portrays different cultures treating dragons differently and how different breeds are used in various ways for warfare. The visual concept of a dragon crew firing at each other mid-air while their dragons duke it out HAS to be made into a movie someday, no? ( )
  hskey | Apr 13, 2022 |
This is a much better book than the previous one, once the crew gets back to Europe and fight Napoleon again the story gets engaging again.

I like very much how pissed off Lien is with Temeraire. ( )
  GridCube | Jan 17, 2022 |
Such a great concept, and such poor execution. The characters of Laurence and Temeraire don't make any sense and aren't believable, and the writing style is cringe worthy. ( )
  breic | Dec 3, 2021 |
These books read like a mingling of Patrick O'Brien and Anne MacCaffrey. Well imagined fantasy and meticulously researched history focusing on the Napoleonic Wars. Excellent stuff! ( )
  adamgallardo | Aug 11, 2021 |
The feral dragons and Iskeirka were welcome additions to the series. ( )
  Chris.Bulin | Oct 1, 2020 |
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Naomi Novikprimary authorall editionscalculated
Davidson, AndrewCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Harman, DominicCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vance, SimonNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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for my mother
in small return for many bajki cudowne
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Even looking into the gardens at night, Laurence could not imagine himself home; too many bright lanterns looking out from the trees, red and gold under the upturned roof-corners; the sound of laughter behind him like a foreign country.
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In the wake of their adventure in China, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his dragon, Temeraire, are sent on a mission to protect three valuable dragon eggs on a trip back to England from the Ottoman Empire, but the vengeful Chinese dragon Lien allies herself with Napoleon to stop them.

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