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His Majesty's Dragon

Summary É His Majesty's Dragon 108 Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Naomi Novik Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons bred for size or speed When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo an unhatched dragon. 2718 ON SALE for 299 by Rabid ReadsThis isn t my first Novik read In fact the whole reason I finally got on with reading HIS MAJESTY S DRAGON is bc I read and absolutely adored Uprooted But UPROOTED isn t being released until May so this is the first Novik review I ve postedSame and not the same people Same and not the sameMeet Will Laurence Laurence is a Captain in the British Navy He is a perfect gentlemen He is ostentatiously dull And while there is significant character growth throughout the book it is completely in regards to the small mindedness that comes with his gentleman status having no impact whatsoever on the dull dull dullness of his disposition And maybe this is irrelevant and maybe it isn t I don t know What I do know is that bc I have James Norrington in my head every time Laurence is on the page and that s pretty much all the time all I can think is Why on earth would you write a Norrington like character when you could write a Will Turner or Jack Sparrow type character instead Especially when the Norrington type character has a DRAGON Bc really What would Norrington do with a dragonFunnily enough I now feel ualified to answer that uestion not muchThat s not to say it didn t have its moments Obviously it did Bc dragon Temeraire was probably my favorite part of the book BUT I couldn t completely enjoy his character bc Novik states early on that Chinese dragons are bred for intelligence and after establishing that fact uses him to spout insightful and ahead of his time political ideals BUT For an insightful character to be perceived as insightful for me anyway he needs to be spouting universal truths timeless wisdoms or exposing easily overlooked but once pointed out clear flaws in a majority mindset All Temeraire does is say things like Some of the laws which I have heard make very little sense and I do not know that I would obey them if it were not to oblige you It seems to me that if you wish to apply laws to us it were only reasonable to consult us on them and from what you have read to me about Parliament I do not think any dragons are invited to go there Which yes is amusing but not particularly clever I also enjoyed Laurence s pragmatic observations which were uietly humorous and made me snicker at regular intervals Like when it s discovered that the dragon egg they acuired will hatch before reaching land and one of the crew will have to bond with the hatchling meaning that he ll be forced to leave the respectable Navy to join the disreputable Dragon Aviators Laurence is determined as any gentleman would be to proceed in all fairness though if Fanshawe had not spoken in so unbecoming a way Laurence would have liked to keep Carver out of it as he knew the boy had a poor head for heights which struck him as a grave impediment for an aviator snickersBut regular though those intervals were they were not enough to overwhelm the blah Most of the blah was the result of Laurence s stodginess but while it s one thing to accurately reflect the attitudes of the period in which a book is set it s uite another to tacitly endorse themview spoiler Laurence bowed to them both though he had a sense of awkwardness for the first occasion since he had grown used to Harcourt She was leaning with no appearance of consciousness against Choiseul s shoulder and he was looking down at her with undisguised warmth she was uite young after all and Laurence could not help feeling the absence of any suitable chaperoneShe was young And in need Of a chaperone flares nostrilsThe suggestion is bad enough but when Harcourt was indeed taken advantage of by the dastardly Choiseul thus justifying Laurence s backward thinking frowns hide spoiler

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Summary É His Majesty's Dragon 108 Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Naomi Novik E he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle For as France’s own dragon borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fi. 99c Kindle sale Nov 29 2018 The first book in a fantasy version of the Napoleonic War during the Regency era by Naomi Novik the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver The twist here is that Britain and France each have an air force made up of huge intelligent dragons and their human riders The dragons are so large that they have an entire crew in addition to their main rider basically they re like smart talking and sometimes smart talking naval ships flying around in the air Plus different dragons have different tricks and abilitiesWill Laurence is the captain of the HMS Reliant a naval warship and happy with his career But when they capture a French frigate they find a major prize an unhatched dragon egg These eggs are so valuable that there s no uestion that whoever is chosen by the baby dragon will immediately be put in the dragon air force So when the dragon a breed no one in England has ever seen before hatches rejects the young crewman chosen for him and selects Captain Laurence instead he s initially very resentful of the forced career change but resigned to his fate The story follows Will and his dragon Temeraire as they grow to love each other and learn their role and tactics in England s air battles It s an enjoyable story a little like Horatio Hornblower or Master and Commander except of course with dragons There s a whole series here but this one works fine as a stand alone read

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Summary É His Majesty's Dragon 108 Download ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ✓ Naomi Novik Egg fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temerair. 45 stars This book is so utterly delightful in every way I can t even count how many times it made me smile or laugh or how it tugged at my heartstrings The bond between Laurence and Temeraire is incomparable I cannot wait to continue on with this series

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 356
  • His Majesty's Dragon
  • Naomi Novik
  • English
  • 06 July 2019
  • 9780345481283