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Naomi Novik's Temeraire series

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Wed February 18th, 2009, 7:50 pm

Amazon and Fantastic Fiction both show the next book, In His Majesty's Service, coming out in October 2009, but it looks like an omnibus, not a new book in the series. (Is it me, or does that title sound too much like the first American title, and also too James Bondish?) The only other info I found is reported on Wikipedia:

At a book signing on July 11, 2008 at Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Novik divulged that the series has a definite end that would ideally be reached by the ninth book, but that no decision has been reached.


So, if things continue to be successful, there will be at last nine books. I'm probably not as informed as those who check publisher websites on a regular basis and chase after ARCs. I'm lucky if I get to a book within the first year that it's been released, and my towering TBR is a daily admonishment for not reading what I already own before buying more!
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu February 19th, 2009, 1:21 am

Nine books works for me! The first books US title was His Majesty's Dragon I think, so yes it is similar. I suspect that if the movie does end up going ahead then there may well be omnibus editions and rereleases and the like.

I am reading the fifth book in the series and it seems to me that there has been a fundamental change in this book because previously Novik was able to use known battles against Napoleon in various places in Europe and just tweak them somewhat to include the dragons, but in this book she has had to make up all new battles that didn't happen!
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Postby juleswatson » Thu February 19th, 2009, 4:47 pm

Speaking of dragons, has anyone read Shana Abé's books on the shapeshifting dragons? I have not, but my friend raves about them. They are set in 18th century UK, I believe, and are historical fantasy romances (or possibly more tags can be added!!) She also did one about mermaids, set in three time periods in Scotland - starting with 500 AD-ish. Sounds interesting. And Diamond Lil, regarding Novik, is that the movie that Peter Jackson is supposedly directing???
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diamondlil
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Postby diamondlil » Thu February 19th, 2009, 7:40 pm

I have the first one here, but I haven't read it yet. I didn't realise it was set in the 18th century though.

And Jules, yes, Peter Jackson is meant to be directing the movie. I believe it is in development at the moment.
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Postby diamondlil » Mon February 23rd, 2009, 10:34 am

I so want to read the next book in this series having just finished Victory of Eagles. It looks like the next one will be set in Australia.
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Postby diamondlil » Wed August 12th, 2009, 1:16 pm

The mention in the What are we reading thread about the first book in this series prompted me to wonder what is happening with the next book because it has been a while since Victory of Eagles came out.

In the last update which was in May, it appears as though the next book is slated to be released in summer 2010. Still a fair way away but I am looking forward to it, especially seeing as it is going to be set in Australia.
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Anna Elliott
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Postby Anna Elliott » Wed August 12th, 2009, 7:37 pm

Speaking of, I just noticed that Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon is a Kindle freebie on amazon just now!
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Nefret
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Postby Nefret » Thu August 27th, 2009, 3:21 am

I thought there was a new one coming out this year. :confused:

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Ludmilla
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Postby Ludmilla » Wed June 2nd, 2010, 6:10 pm

Well, summer is upon us and it looks like the new one comes out in July in the US and in September in the UK. I'm already seeing ARC reviews.

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Postby traveldog » Mon June 7th, 2010, 4:56 pm

For anyone who is enjoying the dragons, try Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series, beginning with Dragonflight. Fantasy (although one could consider it Future History......). Even if you've never read fantasy before (I hadn't), just suspend belief for a little bit, long enough to get into the story, and then you'll have no problem believing! It reads like good historical fiction ...... just of a world that didn't (won't?) exist.

I know there are a lot of fantasy and sci fi series out there, but this one is truly exceptional. And you'll probably wind up wanting your own dragon ...


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