Victory of Eagles

Victory of Eagles

A Novel of Temeraire

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Naomi Novik’s triumphant debut, His Majesty’s Dragon, introduced a dynamic pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence, who serves Britain’s peerless Aerial Corps in the thick of the raging Napoleonic Wars. Now they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason.

For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective: the occupation of London.

Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon’ s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon’s foothold on England’s shores can become a stranglehold.

If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain’s scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before–for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Tongues of Serpents.

Baker & Taylor
As Napoleon launches an attack on Britain, Captain Will Laurence languishes in prison, accused of treason, while his fighting dragon, Temeraire, is consigned to breeding grounds in Wales, until Laurence escapes his sinking prison ship and sets out on a desperate quest to reunite with his partner, who heads up a dragon resistance force from Wales. 75,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York :, Del Rey Books
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780345507082
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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m2 May 21, 2014

This is the 5th book in the series and Novik continues to be thrilling to read! I loved Empire of Ivory the best, for reimagining what Africa and African History during the Napoleonic period would be like if some of the tribes had dragons. However, this book takes readers back to England, where Napoleon has successfully invaded and where Captain Will Laurence and Temeraire are separately imprisoned for treason. Lovely reunion -- fabulous aerial battles -- and Wellesley (to be named
Wellington with Temeraire's help!) is great fun!

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Barticus
Mar 08, 2014

This is by far my favorite book in the series. I have loved all the books so far. I love the Napoleonic era, and love fantasy. She has melded them together very well.

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