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    Naomi Novik ¹ 9 Free download Summary Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Naomi Novik Read & Download In His Majesty's Service First two books are uite strong Very much in the tradition of the Aubrey Maturin Hornblower and Sharpes series with Dragons

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    Naomi Novik ¹ 9 Free download Summary Ü E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Naomi Novik eBook In His Majesty's Service Download I enjoyed reading this historical fantasy which combines Napoleonic wars with the exciting and imaginative addition of dragons as the Air Force This particular publication includes the first three books in the series The books focus n

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Innocent Sins (Harlequin Presents, kOoh this is a difficult one I read and loved the first book The idea of dragons in the Napoleonic wars like that s just super cool The characters were all enjoyable and intriguing enough that I was looking forward to learning about them in future books Unfortunately spoilers for book 2view spoilerBook 2 just bugged me in a lot of different ways1 Laurence develops a bum leg which gives him trouble through the first half of the novel and then disappears and is never mentioned again2 The villain which they pretty much just handto you on the first page wrapped in a pretty red bow on a silver platter engraved with the villain It s so SO obvious that I went through the entire book thinking that CANNOT be the villain but it s also a re I tried to read this and though the worldbuilding was outstanding ultimately the intense details of life in army in navy of the Napoleonic Wars and battle plans just bored meIf you read this perhaps the best way would be to do one book then stop for a while and then another book Then take another breather for a while etcHer writing in Napoleonic period style is incredibly good she manages toeep the prose lively for a modern reader while also being extremely true to that historical period In His Majesty s Service contains the first three novels His Majesty s Dragon Throne of Jade and Black Powder War in the Temeraire Series currently at five novels collected in a single volume Each novel is uite short so even in a single volume they are manageable for comparison s sake they remain dwarfed by The Way of Kings on my bookshelf It also contains a new short story set in the same secondary universeSet during the Napoleonic Wars the series begins with a ship from the British navy captained by William Laurence capturing a French ship carrying a dragon egg The egg was to be a gift to Napoleon from the Chinese emperor A human dragon bond must be built immediately the egg is ready to hatch and they are far from land so Laurence is forced to become the dragon s captain he names him Temeraire and leave the navy for the British air force which is populated entirely by dragons and their captains and crewsThere are really only two characters in the Temeraire books Captain William Laurence and Temeraire his dragon Other characters aren t nearly as well drawnNovik does what any serious author of historical fantasy must do That is she gives great thought to what the full logical implications of the introduced fantastical element would be The much informal culture of the English air force or Corps as they are referred to collouially in the book offers a modern reader a less jarring prism through which to view the rest of England during the Napoleonic Wars She also strives to represent English language and mannerisms of the day as well as real life events accurately as well largely succeedingHis Majesty s DragonHis Majesty s Dragon begins with the seizure of Temeraire s egg and follows his and Laurence s training in the British air force Novik seems to taken some inspiration from fighter pilot movies The structure of the story is the same devoting the bulk of it to training with a climactic fight at the endThrone of JadeThe Chinese emperor demands Temeraire And He And "and he and Laurence to China The entire opening seuence strains even my credulity but it does get better There is again a shortage of action in the bulk of the book The conflict before they reach China comes from diplomatic shortage of action in the bulk of the book The conflict before they reach China comes from diplomatic between the Chinese and English and antagonism between the sailors and aviatorsBlack Powder WarBlack Powder War begins where Throne of Jade left off with Laurence and Temeraire in China Most of the book takes place in Turkey and Prussia It is the most closely interwoven with the Napoleonic Wars of the three and features the first on screen appearance of Napoleon It has by far the most action of the threeIn Autumn a White Dragon Looks over the Wide RiverIt is billed as an original Temeraire short story but that is a bit of a misnomer as Temeraire does not appear It takes place during the events of Black Powder War and instead covers the first meeting of Temeraire s dragon nemesis and Napoleon Best Dragon Book EverI have read a lot of dragon books over the years from Anne McCaffrey s Dragonriders of Pern series to the recent Christopher Paolini s Inheritance Cycle and many others This series outshines them all First off there is no magic None I Only a Whisper know Inow how can a world with dragons possibly exist without a little magic thrown in Don t those two go hand in hand Novik however brilliantly uses biology anthropology geography sociology Darwinism and so much to describe a world our world in which dragons are conceivable without relying on the flimsy excuse of mystical powers Further she then seamlessly weaves an entire draconic culture into our history books Secondly while the use of dragons in aerial combat prior to the creation of airplanes is not a novel idea by any means Novik presents the most amazingly obvious notion yet dragon crews harnesses whole teams of men and women devoted to the care and combat readiness of a single dragon No single solitary dragonriders It is almost like she took one of Laurence s Navy ships complete with sailors and soldiers and gave it wings and a somewhat revolutionary personalityThus we come to Temeraire himself and his absolutely endearing captain Will Laurence When describing Laurence words like genteel respectable and honorable come to mind One might also call him a stick in the mud with slight OCD fastidiousness In other words the sort of man parents dream of their daughters bringing home ordinary boring and the perfect gentleman Enter Temeraire a newly hatched dragon with an I that puts most to shame which is then further bolstered by an inuisitive nature the aggressive fighting streak that seems to be prevalent in excess in young male dragons and stubbornness the wi. Capt Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring most a unusual cargo–an incalculably valuable dragon egg When the egg hatches Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s historyThrust into England’s Aerial Corps Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent. ,


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In His Majesty's ServiceFerence in Book 3The series to date through 9 I think was nominated for the experimental series Hugo so the rest are locked in and while I didn t enjoy the third as much as the first two I am rather looking forward to the fourth This omnibus edition includes the first three novels of the Temeraire series His Majesty s Dragon Throne of Jade and Black Powder War All of these novels are set during the Napoleonic Wars between Britain and France in the early 19th century Book 1 His Majesty s Dragon British Captain Will Laurence boards a captured French warship and discovers a dragon s egg in the hold The egg is transferred to his own ship but before they reach shore it hatches The newborn dragon bonds with Laurence immediately and he names it Temeraire When they come into port Laurence is told that he is expected to bring the dragon to Scotland for training in the dragon air corps At the air corps boot camp they join other dragons and their handlers in preparing to go into battle against Napoleon s French dragons The storyline follows Laurence and Temeraire s developing relationship as well as their experiences in the militarywarfare atmosphere of the Napoleonic wars The story is straightforward enough to be considered a young adult novel but the prose is uite literary The dragons are presented uniuely as fully developed characters with intelligent dialogue and independent thought The simple plot is generally not very fast paced but still entertainingBook 2 Throne of Jade The dragon egg that Captain Laurence captured from a French ship was a gift from the Chinese emperor to Napoleon When the Chinese government demands the return of the dragon Temeraire the British goverment acuiesces However to avoid a court martial and a diplomatic uarrel Laurence must accompany Temeraire on his journey to China which he does along with most of his crew Interesting aspects of this story are the extensive details of 19th century British naval operations as well as the creation of a world where dragons are ubiuitous and part of the culture A large portion of the book consists of a fairly slow paced journey via ship from Britain to China followed by descriptions of Chinese dragon breeds and dragon habitats There s a bit of drama at the end but enough left unresolved for the next book in the seriesBook 3 Black Powder War Preparing to leave China and return to Britain the British ship suffers a devastating fire which delays their departure by two months A few days later Captain Laurence receives a message from the British Air Corps asking them to depart with haste and head to Istanbul Instead of waiting for repairs to be completed on their ship Laurence decides to travel overland through the mountains and vast deserts of western China and central Asia They encounter and overcome natural hazards of sandstorms and avalanches as well as bandits and feral dragons A white dragon named Lien was introduced in the previous book and continues in this one as a significant antagonistThere s much to find interesting about travel along silk road routes and interactions with nomadic tribes turbaned vezirs and royal sultans This is a straightforward story of dragon culture political intrigue and extensive battle scenes for those enjoying those inds of elements Personally "I Felt That The "felt that the of regimental organization battles and troop movements dragged on too long and seemed tedious Someone who likes reading about military engagements and details might too long and seemed tedious Someone who likes reading about military engagements and details might uite differently Short story In Autumn A White Dragon Looks Over The Wide River The story of How The French Ambassador To China De Guignes Brought The the French ambassador to China De Guignes brought the white dragon Lien to France and to the service of Napoleon Bonaparte Since the death of her Chinese companion Lien has a deep hatred for Temeraire whom she blames and wants nothing than to destroy him and Britain She persuades Napoleon to reorganize his dragon aerial corps and deploy them efficiently using her superior planning skills and experiences in China to gain a valuable position as a trusted advisor I have mixed feelings about these three books His Majesty s Dragon was a great story and I could barely put it down The whole experience of Laurence and Temeraire first meeting and training together made me excited for what was to come Throne of Jade created the background for Temeraire the type of dragon he is and a major enemy that appears in the next book However the pace slowed down dramatically Spending the whole book in China didn t seem like the best use of time maybe historically speaking Novik needed that span of time before the next battles begunBlack Powder War took me forever to get through The style of Novik s sentences really started to wear on me For some reason I found it challenging to follow and I couldn t read it with ease The overland journey was boring and I thought about not finishing it Once Laurence gets back to Europe things get interesting again I liked the endI like the premise dragons and Napoleonic wars I don t mind reading historical fiction even in regards to battles and wars but for some reason everything in between is so drawn out that it s hard to eep engaged in the storyLaurence is hard to like He is really stiff and didn t make much progression over three books He is dutiful and noble super straightlaced He needs a love interest I had a hard time distinguishing among all the characters Minor ones were always dying and uite frankly I couldn t even remember who they were during the scene I would have liked of the impact of dragons on the world Some folklore or popular culture The battle scenes were my favorite but they seem sparse compared to everything else This is a fantastic book a perfect example of the best of historical fiction It is informative and interesting and gives the impression that the author has thoroughly researched the time period while still providing plenty of surprises. Around the globe But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable armyTogether in one volume here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestselling Temeraire series combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era the thrill of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books and the excitement of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures In His Majesty’s Service also includes an exclusive original Temeraire short story In Autumn a White Dragon Looks over the Wide Riv. Dth and breadth of the continent I could hardly get through the first few chapters of Throne of Jade from all the hilarity that ensued from Laurence desperately trying to do the respectable and soldierly thing only to be seemingly at every turn thwarted by Temeraire s stubborn and resounding NO Novik couldn t have created a unlikely nor enchanting pairThe aerial battles themselves were magnificent and towards the end of Black Powder War became so entrancing that whenever forced to put the book down for a moment I couldn t tear my brain away from visions of wedge formations and boarding parties The world building utterly captivated my inner history buff and Novik didn t disappoint when transferring from England to China to the Sahara Desert and Turkish palaces The writing style itself was scholarly than the average reader is used to and in many respects intimidating for the sheer correctness of grammar usage but it surprisingly worked Once I adjusted the flow of words and sentences sucked me in with little effort on my part although I did have my iPhone handy to look up any words I didn t Brooklyn's Song know which were a lot but I honestly delighted in each and every one of them As a pleasant surprise I noticed a significant improvement in my formal writing skills after having spent an afternoon of reading I cannot wait to begin the next book in the series and see where Novik Laurence and Temeraire will take me For this is the best dragon book I have ever read Do not begrudge yourself a uick peek for if you are anything like me that uick peek will turn into something far precious and memorable I had read and loved Novik s standalone novels and so decided to give this series a try I m normally not a huge reader of historical fiction especially with a military setting but I enjoyed these books this edition being the first three books in the seriesThe first book is probably still my favorite I loved reading about Temeraire and Laurence s developing relationship and both of them figuring out their new place in the world together Their relationship is surprisingly sweet Watching stiff Navy man Laurence try to settle into aviator life was fun too The scenes with the dragon battles are exciting and fun to read The second book was interesting but the pacing of the writing felt uneven The middle of the book during their voyage really slogged along for me I also felt a little frustrated that we weren t really given the narrative clues to figure out what was going on with the prince We had to wait to be told essentially right at the end I really liked the descriptions of China and especially noticing the differences in how dragons were treated in England After the first book I had started to ask myself uestions about the ethics of forcefully enlisting such intelligent creatures in human wars I appreciate when an author anticipates my uestions and starts writing about them Dragon rights Temeraire has aind of innocence that challenges Laurence he asks why we do things a certain way and often Laurence s only answer is well that s just the way it s done That dynamic helps eep the narrative interesting The third book was probably least interesting for me The narrative seemed scattered and there were a lot of loading screen moments where I felt like I was waiting for the real story to start I did enjoy learning about feral dragons and again Temeraire and Laurence finding reasons to uestion the Western status uo I was glad we got to see development of Laurence and Granby and Granby s own storyline The new dragon was a we got to see development of Laurence and Granby and Granby s own storyline The new dragon was a and refreshing addition to the group and boosted the plodding pace One reservation I had about reading these books is that our protagonist is part of the British Empire notorious Colonizers And Slavers I Appreciated and slavers I appreciated Novik started to address this issue in the second and third books letting Temeraire s conscience show how clearly repulsive the slave trade is I ll be interested to see how she continues to write these issues into the books The heart of these books is the relationship between Temeraire and Laurence and that remains my favorite part watching them challenge each other and learn from each other I enjoyed reading this historical fantasy which combines Napoleonic wars with the exciting and imaginative addition of dragons as the Air Force This particular publication includes the first three books in the series The books focus not only on the time period and battles but also on the relationship between the dragons and their pilots The protagonists Temeraire the celestial dragon and his pilot Capt William Lawrence have a fun and developing relationship throughout the three books The descriptions and varieties of dragons are some of the most entertaining aspects of the books Not only do they speak and think but they plot and are part of the emerging war strategy as well By the end you begin to think of them much like you would an alien species in a space travel novel rather than as an animal I found myself exclaiming no wonder Napoleon beat everyone then realizing of course it wasn t realbut why do we have this persistent myth about dragons and in so many cultures LOL First two books are uite strong Very much in the tradition of the Aubrey Maturin Hornblower and Sharpes series with Dragons of course Smack dab in the middle of the Napoleonic Wars Hits the points anyone with vague awareness would now Austerlitz f rinstance and leaves one hungry for the Portuguese campaign and ultimately Waterloo Excellent handing of the tension between duty freely given and slavery compelled Characters develop slowly except for Temeraire himself and Laurence but they do develop and no one but Laurence and Temeraire seems to have plot armor Resign yourself to hearing a great deal about travelling long distances slowly but console yourself that the events in these journeys are plot necessaryLook sharp for the James Bond re. On breaching British soil But the pair has than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon–Temeraire himself– has fallen into British hands The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue From England’s shores to China’s palaces from the Silk Road’s outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries. ,