Friday, June 1, 2012
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik takes place during the Napoleonic Wars. In this fantasy, aerial combat is accomplished with the use of dragons. Laurence of the British Navy finds himself the trainer for a dragon he has named Temeraire and he has new responsibilities as he feeds and gets to know the newly hatched dragon. This is an exceptional dragon of strength and power and I am surprised that he is also intelligent and can speak! Laurence feels conflicted because if he stays with Temeraire he must leave his career as an officer in the Royal Navy and join the flying aerial fleet. There were fantastic battle scenes and unique dragons of different breeds with exceptional skills. Novik continues this soaring adventure with Throne of Jade and Black Powder War.