Naomi Novik's stunning series of novels follow the global adventures of Captain William Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire as they are thrown together to fight for Britain during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars.Captain Will Laurence has been at sea since he was just twelve years old; finding a warmer berth in Nelson's navy than any he enjoyed as the youngest, least important son of Lord Allendale. Rising on merit to captain his own vessel, Laurence has earned himself a beautiful fiancee, society's esteem and a golden future. But the war is not going well. It seems Britain can only wait as Napoleon plans to overrun her shores.After a skirmish with a French ship, Laurence finds himself in charge of a rare cargo: a dragon egg bound for the Emperor himself. Dragons are much prized: properly trained, they can mount a fearsome attack from the skies. One of Laurence's men must take the beast in hand and join the aviators' cause, thus relinquishing all hope of a normal life.But when the newly-hatched dragon ignores the young midshipman Laurence chose as its keeper and decides to imprint itself on the horrified captain instead, Laurence's world falls apart. Gone is his golden future: gone his social standing, and soon his beautiful fiancee, as he is consigned to be the constant companion and trainer of the fighting dragon Temeraire...
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Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973, a first-generation American, and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Computer Science at Columbia University before leaving to work in the games industry. Over the course of a brief winter sojourn working on a game in Canada, she realized she preferred the writing to the programming, and, on returning to New York, decided to try her hand at novels. Temeraire is her first.Naomi lives in New York City with her husband and six computers. Her website and livejournal are at www.temeraire.org.Review:
`These are beautifully written novels, not only fresh, original and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart'Peter Jackson'Novik won me over with her first novel. the combination of history, sympathetic characters, and an engaging style makes this series great, intelligent fun.'The Times`Plenty of intrigue, swordplay, exotic locations, plausible invention. In short a treat'The Telegraph`Novik has stirred the passions with a genre-busting historical fantasy of the first order'Sunday Sport
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Descrizione libro Harper Collins/Voyager, 2006. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP95692787
Descrizione libro Harper Collins/Voyager. Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0007219105I5N00
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR005950711
Descrizione libro HarperCollins, 2006. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Very Good softcover, 327pp. Remainder mark to bottom edge, else clean, tight, unmarked copy. "Set amid the turmoil of the Napoleonic Wars, Temeraire is a thrilling tale of one of the most dramatic chapters of European history with a brilliant veneer of bold fantasy." - from the dj flap. Codice libro della libreria 1671
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria FPS0007219105G
Descrizione libro Harper Voyager,UK, 2006. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Near Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition.... UK1ST.EDITION.1ST.PRINTING TGHUS-THE SIMULTANEOUS LARGE SIZED SOFTWRAPS-SAME DESIGN AS THE HARDCOVER.NEAR FINE LARGE SIZED SOFTWRAPS. Language: eng Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng 0.0 Language: eng Language: eng. Codice libro della libreria 78..KSLLA
Descrizione libro Voyager, England, 2006. Soft cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 1st Edition. 1st Trade edition issued simultaneous to the 1st Hardcover edition. Codice libro della libreria 024976
Descrizione libro Voyager, 2006. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 063228