Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Victory of Eagles

Victory of Eagles
By Naomi Novik
Del Rey, 2008. 332 pgs. Fantasy.

Naomi Novik continues her historical fantasy series in this fifth adventure of Temeraire the dragon and former naval captain, Will Laurence.

Because of the short-sightedness of some of the men in power, Laurence and Temeraire had to commit treason to be able to save the entire population of dragons in England from a terrible wasting disease. Laurence has been sentenced to a prison ship headed for Australia and Temeraire to a breeding ground for obsolete dragons. All of this changes, however, when Napoleon invades England and once again Laurence and Temeraire must risk life and limb to save England.

This book was not my favorite in the Temeraire series. Laurence just wasn’t himself and everything seemed to go wrong for him and Temeraire. I would still highly recommend this series for anyone looking for a fun fantasy adventure.


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