Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780345496874

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Brief Description:
"A Del Rey mass market original"--T.p. verso.


Brief Description:
Napoleon's forces are encroaching on England just as a mysterious plague is sickening the fleet of defending dragons. Capt. Will Laurence and dragon Temeraire set off on a desperate mission to the African continent in search of a cure.


Biographical Note:
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold, and Blood of Tyrants, the first eight volumes of the Temeraire series. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as the Locus Award for Best New Writer and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel. She is also the author of the graphic novel Will Supervillains Be on the Final?

Fascinated with both history and legends, Novik is a first-generation American raised on Polish fairy tales and stories of Baba Yaga. Her own adventures include pillaging degrees in English literature and computer science from various ivory towers, designing computer games, and helping to build the Archive of Our Own for fanfiction and other fanworks. Novik is a co-founder of the Organization for Transformative Works.

She lives in New York City with her husband, Charles Ardai, the founder of Hard Case Crime, and their daughter, Evidence, surrounded by an excessive number of purring computers.


Marc Notes:
A Del Rey mass market original--T.p. verso.;Napoleon's forces are encroaching on England just as a mysterious plague is sickening the fleet of defending dragons. Capt. Will Laurence and dragon Temeraire set off on a desperate mission to the African continent in search of a cure.;Ages 12-up.


Publisher Marketing:
"A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon."
-The New York Times

"Enthralling reading-it's like Jane Austen playing Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon's Christopher Paolini."
-Time, on His Majesty's Dragon

Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England's shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons' ranks-forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected-and stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France's ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte's dragons are already harrowing Britain's ships at sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion. On this mission there is no time to waste, and no telling what lies in store beyond the horizon or for those left behind to wait, hope, and hold the line.

"A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy."
-Entertainment Weekly, on His Majesty's Dragon

"A thrilling fantasy . . . All hail Naomi Novik."
-The Washington Post Book World, on His Majesty's Dragon


Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 08/20/2007 pg. 54 (EAN 9780345496874, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Romantic Times 10/01/2007 pg. 82 (EAN 9780345496874, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Booklist 09/15/2007 pg. 54 (EAN 9780345496874, Mass Market Paperbound) - *Starred Review