Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780345481290

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


Brief Description:
British ship's captain Will Laurence has created an international incident by snatching a dragon's egg meant as a gift from the Chinese emperor to Napoleon. Facing hanging for his unwitting role, Laurence is now trying to return the hatched dragon to the Far East, unaware that he may be facing even worse troubles if he manages to reach the Chinese court.


Biographical Note:
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series: His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold, Blood of Tyrants, and League of Dragons. 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 Uprooted and the graphic novel Will Supervillains Be on the Final? 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.;Includes excerpt from Black powder war.;British ship's captain Will Laurence has created an international incident by snatching a dragon's egg meant as a gift from the Chinese emperor to Napoleon. Facing hanging for his unwitting role, Laurence is now trying to return the hatched dragon to the Far East, unaware that he may be facing even worse troubles if he manages to reach the Chinese court.;Ages 12-up.


Review Quotes:
"Temeraire is a dragon for the ages."
-Terry Brooks

"Readers with a penchant for both Patrick O'Brian and Anne McCaffrey may have found their perfect match. Naomi Novik beautifully renders an early-eighteenth-century Europe in which both naval buffs and dragon lovers will be keen to immerse themselves."
-Alan Dean Foster, author of the Pip & Flinx series


Publisher Marketing:
"Readers with a penchant for both Patrick O'Brian and Anne McCaffrey may have found their perfect match. Naomi Novik beautifully renders an 1800s Europe in which naval buffs and dragon lovers will be keen to immerse themselves."--Alan Dean Foster, author of the Pip & Flinx series

When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo--an unhatched dragon's egg--Capt. Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain's Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle in daring combat against Bonaparte's invading forces.

Now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands--and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire back to the Far East--a long voyage fraught with peril, intrigue, and the untold terrors of the deep. Yet once the pair reaches the court of the Chinese emperor, even more shocking discoveries and darker dangers await.


Review Citations:
  • Entertainment Weekly 04/28/2006 pg. 140 (EAN 9780345481290, Mass Market Paperbound)
  • Booklist 04/01/2006 pg. 29 (EAN 9780345481290, Mass Market Paperbound) - *Starred Review
  • Voice of Youth Advocates 02/01/2007 pg. 544 (EAN 9780345481290, Mass Market Paperbound)