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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.
British flyer Will Laurence and his extraordinary Celestial dragon, Temeraire, gratefully anticipate their voyage home from China. But before they set sail, they are waylaid by urgent new orders. The British Government, having purchased three valuable dragon eggs from the Ottoman Empire – one of a rare fire-breathing Kazilik dragon, one of the most deadly breeds in existence – now require Laurence and Temeraire to make a more perilous overland journey instead, stopping off in Istanbul to collect and escort the precious cargo back to England.
And time is of the essence if the eggs are to hatch upon British shores.
A cross-continental expedition is a daunting prospect, fraught with countless dangers. The small party must be prepared to travel the treacherous Silk Road: navigating frigid mountain passes and crossing sterile deserts to evade feral dragon attacks and Napoleon's aggressive infantry.
Barely surviving the poisonous intrigue of the Ottoman Court, the small British party's journey home is delayed once more. The Prussians muster their forces before them, barring their way, and Laurence and Temeraire become swept up in the battle against Bonaparte – trapped by politics as they learn that the British had promised to send their allies aid – but help is months overdue.
The crew will also face unexpected menace, for a Machiavellian herald precedes them, spreading political poison in her wake. Lien, the white celestial dragon, absconded from the Chinese Imperial Court shortly after the humiliating death of her beloved princely companion. Fervently believing Temeraire to be the architect of her anguish, she has vowed to ally herself with his greatest enemy in order to exact a full and painful revenge upon everything and everyone the black dragon holds dear.
'’Novik won me over with her first novel. the combination of history, sympathetic characters, and an engaging style makes this series great, intelligent fun.’
‘Plenty of intrigue, swordplay, exotic locations, plausible invention. In short a treat.’
‘These are beautifully written novels, not only fresh, original and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart.’
‘Novik has stirred the passions with a genre-busting historical fantasy of the first order.'
'In the best tradition of fantasy, historical fiction and nautical novels.'
Titolo: Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)
Casa editrice: Voyager
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Voyager, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. 1st Edition. First Printing. The Book is fine, square and tight. It is unmarked, with clean pages, free of inscriptions or marks. The pages show the normal slight yellowing due to ageing and paper quality. The Dust Jacket is fine, unfaded, unclipped (£14.99) and is free of rips, tears or marks. First Edition, First Printing. All our books are covered with a clear, removable, chemically inert, protective wrapper before being securely bubble wrapped and dispatched in strong corrugated cardboard boxes. Codice libro della libreria 15666
Descrizione libro Harper/Voyager, London, 2007. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Very near fine book a hint of blunting to the top corner of the back board in a fine dust jacket. . First edition, First printing. The dust jacket is light blue in colour with a flying dragon at the top and a moorish palace at the bottom. Codice libro della libreria B2007 3
Descrizione libro Harper Voyager, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First Print. Packed securely and posted from UK within ONE working day. Overseas orders always posted Airmail. Voyager 2007. Hardback with unclipped dustjacket. In excellent condition, with no marks, tears, creases or inscription, just some light discolouration of page-edge block, and slight lean - see pictures. Codice libro della libreria 000737
Descrizione libro Voyager., 2007. Condizione libro: new. Hard Cover. Book- VG+. DJ- VG, protective covered. 9.5x6. 341pp. History takes flight as Naomi Novik skilfully layers the history of the Napoleonic War with breathtaking imagination. After their adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, gratefully anticipate their voyage home. But before they set sail, they are waylaid by urgent new orders. They must make a perilously overland journey in order to collect three valuable dragon eggs and escort them to England before they hatch. Codice libro della libreria 1548011
Descrizione libro Harper Voyager, uk, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Fine. 1st Edition. A very fine first printing in a likewise clipped dustwrapper. A lovely collectable condition copy, attractively priced. Codice libro della libreria 003883
Descrizione libro HarperVoyager, London, 2007. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Hardback with dust jacket, 341 pages. Binding sound, clean and firm, the DJ is in very good clean condition, previous owner's name on half-title page, light wear. Packed well, prompt reliable dispatch. Codice libro della libreria 019849
Descrizione libro Voyager. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0007219156 British first edition, first printing. Contains numberline 1. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until April 1, 2017. Start loading up now!. Codice libro della libreria SKU1007652
Descrizione libro London Harper Voyager, 2007. 1st edn, 1st printing. Hardback in d/w. 341pp. Black cloth boards with red titles to spine. FINE uninscribed copy in FINE unclipped d/w. Codice libro della libreria 3404
Descrizione libro Voyager. Condizione libro: Very Good. SIGNED! London: Harper Voyager, 2007. 1st. Hardcover. 8vo. 341 pgs. Signed on half title pg, no inscription. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Top front corner slightly bumped. Inquire if you need further information. Codice libro della libreria B29817-SF-NOV
Descrizione libro Harper Voyager., London:, 2007. 1st edition. HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Signed by Novik. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Codice libro della libreria 28127