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Blood of Tyrants: A Novel of Temeraire by [Novik, Naomi]
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*Starred Review* At the end of the seventh Temeraire novel, Crucible of Gold (2012), we left Captain William Laurence and his bonded dragon, Temeraire, about to embark for China after achieving a victory of sorts for Britain by short-circuiting French influence in Africa and the New World. At the beginning of Novik’s penultimate novel, Blood of Tyrants, Captain Laurence recovers from shipwreck to find himself alone—and with no memories of Temeraire—in Japan. Back on the transport ship, Temeraire is determined to look for Laurence, despite the objections of petty officers and Japan’s peculiar diplomacy. Laurence’s and Temeraire’s appearance in the island nation might make new enemies for Britain, for the relations between the Far East powers are hardly the best.Matters are not helped by Laurence’s amnesia. Meanwhile, back in Europe, Napoléon has determined to invade Russia. Novik’s plots and characterizations get more intricate and plausible with each novel. This one, especially when Temeraire has to deal with his captain’s memory loss and the possibility that Laurence might wish to marry, is an excellent example. Also, the buildup to the invasion of Russia—and its outcome—is most thoroughly original. Novik’s re-creation of much of world history based on the existence of intelligent dragons has been so well crafted that all eight books in the series are highly recommended. However, the novels are best read in order, or the reader could miss something vital. --Frieda Murray


Praise for Blood of Tyrants
“A first-class entry in a remarkable and appealing series.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Novik’s plots and characterizations get more intricate and plausible with each novel. . . . Novik’s re-creation of much of world history based on the existence of intelligent dragons has been so well crafted that all eight books in the series are highly recommended.”Booklist (starred review)
“Novik combines dragons . . . with period history to achieve a brilliantly realized re-creation of military history laced with the fantastic. . . . Well-crafted.”Library Journal

“If you’ve never read these novels, now is the time to start.”—io9
“A fun, action-packed read.”—San Antonio Express-News

Praise for Naomi Novik and her Novels of Temeraire

“Novik’s influences run the gamut from Jane Austen to Patrick O’Brian, with a side trip through Anne McCaffrey. Her books are completely involving and probably addictive, their central conceit explored in clever detail with a great deal of wit and historical insight.”San Francisco Chronicle

“These are beautifully written novels: not only fresh, original, and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart.”—Peter Jackson

“A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.”Entertainment Weekly

“A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon.”The New York Times

“A glorious series whose future status as a genre classic is now assured.”SF Reviews

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  • File Size: 2000 KB
  • Print Length: 448 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007569084
  • Publisher: Del Rey (August 13, 2013)
  • Publication Date: August 13, 2013
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,436 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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