His Majesty's Dragon

His Majesty's Dragon

By Naomi Novik

Del Rey Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345481283, 356pp.

Publication Date: March 28, 2006

Description
Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain's defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.
When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. 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 Temeraire, 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 fire.


About the Author
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series, which was optioned by Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In 2007, Naomi received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the World Science Fiction Convention. She lives in New York City.


Praise For His Majesty's Dragon

“Terrifically entertaining.”
–Stephen King



NPR
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016

Before her first book, Naomi Novik was a programmer who wrote Napoleonic-era fan fiction on the side. Then she had an idea: "What could make the Napoleonic wars more exciting? Dragons!" More at NPR.org

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