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Naomi Novik's Temeraire series

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diamondlil
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Naomi Novik's Temeraire series

Postby diamondlil » Sun August 31st, 2008, 1:04 am

I really enjoy this series by Naomi Novik. She has taken the history from the Napoleonic wars and added a twist - all the countries have an air corps, made up of dragons and their crews!

The books in order are:

His Majesty's Dragon (published as Temeraire in some countries)
Throne of Jade
Black Powder War
Empire of Ivory
Victory of Eagles

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Postby whitelady3 » Sun August 31st, 2008, 5:26 pm

I just bought the first volume, although I already had the second and third volumes. I can't wait to finally start it!

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Telynor
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Postby Telynor » Sun August 31st, 2008, 7:59 pm

This is a series that I have been really happy with, and looking forward to seeing what Ms. Novik will come up with next.

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Kailana
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Postby Kailana » Sun August 31st, 2008, 9:01 pm

I have only read the first two books in this series, but I own them all... Just haven't got around to the others! I was not super impressed with the move to hardcover. I really hate when they do that partway through a series!

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Postby Virgulina » Mon September 1st, 2008, 10:27 pm

I thought the idea was truly original but what really kept me going through the first volume was Temeraire, I so wanted a dragon like him. ;)

The author lost me in the battle descriptions though, I couldn't for the life of me follow all the aerial manoeuvres, I think she overdid it a bit and forgot to build an interesting plot otherwise, I got to the end thinking what the point of the story was. I don't think I'm interested enough to pick up the next volume!

Ana

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Tue December 30th, 2008, 2:21 pm

"Kailana" wrote:I was not super impressed with the move to hardcover. I really hate when they do that partway through a series!


I hate it when they do that, too! I've been waiting to read the fifth one until it comes out in paperback (looks like May-09). These aren't great novels, but I find them fun escapist reads. Like sucking on a popsicle on a hot summer day.

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Postby Carla » Tue December 30th, 2008, 3:41 pm

I've only read the first one, and enjoyed it. I agree with Virgulina that Temeraire was charming (although I can't say I wanted one as a pet.....). I got on OK with the battle scenes, but I remember being irritated that the existence of dragons and female war heroes (since one of the highly effective dragon breeds will only tolerate a female handler) had apparently not altered Jane Austen's world one iota. I kept thinking, now come on, surely there'd have been some effect on the social structure, not to mention the economy would have had to be different to produce enough livestock to support such enormous carnivores. Yes, I daresay this is missing the point :-)

If I can find my old review I'll cross-post it here in case anyone's interested.
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Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Fri February 13th, 2009, 12:17 pm

Has anyone heard if there is going to be any more Temeraire books??
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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Fri February 13th, 2009, 1:24 pm

It was my understanding that at least six were planned, so we should be getting at least one more. Her website and LiveJournal probably have more about works-in-process, but I haven't been over there in a long time.

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Postby diamondlil » Fri February 13th, 2009, 9:18 pm

There hasn't really been any mention for a while.
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