Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780345481283

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

Brief Description:
"Originally published in Great Britain as Temeraire by Voyager"--T.p. verso.

Brief Description:
Includes an excerpt from "Throne of jade."

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.;Originally published in Great Britain as Temeraire by Voyager--T.p. verso.;Includes an excerpt from Throne of jade..

Review Quotes:
"Just when you think you've seen every variation possibleon the dragon story, along comes Naomi Novik. . . . Her wonderful Temeraire is a dragon for the ages." --Terry Brooks

"Terrifically entertaining." --Stephen King

Publisher Marketing:
"Just when you think you've seen every variation possible on the dragon story, along comes Naomi Novik. . . . Her wonderful Temeraire is a dragon for the ages."--Terry Brooks

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain's defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future-and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France's own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte's boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.

"Terrifically entertaining."--Stephen King

Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 01/23/2006 pg. 192 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Booklist 02/01/2006 pg. 38 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound) - *Starred Review
  • Time 03/13/2006 pg. 66 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Entertainment Weekly 03/31/2006 pg. 67 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Library Journal 04/15/2006 pg. 71 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound) - *Starred Review
  • Asimov's Science Fiction 08/01/2006 pg. 138 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Kliatt 07/01/2006 pg. 24 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 08/01/2006 pg. 261 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Wilson Fiction Catalog 04/11/2019 (EAN 9780345481283, Mass Market Paperbound)