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Naomi Novik : Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)

Author: Naomi Novik
Title: Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)
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Published in: English
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 400
Date: 2006-05-30
ISBN: 0345481305
Publisher: Del Rey
Weight: 0.04 pounds
Size: 1.06 x 4.18 x 6.88 inches
Edition: Temeraire, Book 3
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“A splendid series.”
–Anne McCaffrey

“Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about.”
–David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington series

After their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching.

Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, faced with shattering betrayal in an unexpected place, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad must launch a daring offensive. But what chance do they have against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?
Reviews: Josie (USA: ID) (2008/06/19):
I enjoyed all the books in this series. A little bit of history but mostly fantasy.

Ron Smyth (Canada) (2012/01/24):
A most excellent book, well plotted and full of exciting events and well realized characters. The continuing saga of a fully imagined alternate history involving a world where dragons exist and can express themselves like rational beings.

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