League of Dragons (Temeraire)

League of Dragons (Temeraire) Author Naomi Novik
ISBN-10 0345522931
ISBN-13 9780345522931
Year 2016-11-29
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Del Rey
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With the acclaimed Temeraire novels New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other combining the high flying appeal of Anne McCaffreys Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring do of Patrick OBrians historical seafaring adventures Now with League of Dragons Novik brings the imaginative tour de force that has captivated millions to an unforgettable finish Napoleons invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted But even as Capt William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter Napoleon is raising a new force and hell soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive While the emperor regroups the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for allif internal struggles and petty squabbles dont tear them apart Aware of his weakened position Napoleon has promised the dragons of every countryand the ferals loyal only to themselvesvast new rights and powers if they fight under his banner It is an offer eagerly embraced from Asia to Africaand even by England whose dragons have long rankled at their disrespectful treatment But Laurence and his faithful dragon soon discover that the wily Napoleon has one more gambit at the readyone that that may win him the war and the world Praise for League of DragonsNovik has accomplished something singular with her Temeraire series Its long Its sumptuous Its a story about friendship that transcends not only time and class but species League of Dragonsmasterfully wraps up so many plot threads and loose ends that had built up throughout the previous eight books but Novik never forgets that as complex as her ideas and plot may get the very simple notions of friendship and loyalty lie at the heart of the series NPRA satisfying conclusion to a remarkable series Kirkus Reviews starred review Thrilling scenes of aerial combat are interspersed with detailed character work moral complexities and political maneuvering Novik expertly balances a myriad of plotlines and characters and offers an extremely satisfying resolution Booklist starred review This thrilling installment is packed with action and excitement drawing the series to a delightful and satisfying close with plenty of twists misadventures and aerial combat along the way Publishers Weekly starred review Noviks fans wont be disappointed Library Journal League of Dragonssticks the landing And the book also has an abundanceof the things that I love about the series deepand inventive worldbuilding fabulous action scenes so manycomplex characters and relationships that have been built up over the series humor I literally laughed out loud multiple times and the general project of taking the nineteenthcentury and making itbetter League of Dragonsis an ending to the series it is a definitive one and it is a satisfying one Go read it Tor com A satisfactory sendoff to one of the most thrilling and immersive fantasy series on todays shelves Novik packs in plenty of what made this series a hit in the first place particularly acutely imagined battle scenes high stakes decisions and snappy dialogue from those delightful dragons who have as much or more intelligence as humans coupled with the innocent self interest of the average cat Shelf AwarenessFrom the Hardcover edition

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