Brand: Del Rey Books

Product Code: 9780345512253

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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.

Review Quotes:
"Invigorating . . . filled with spectacle . . . Naomi Novik has not sounded a wrong note yet in this sweeping, lustrous saga. . . . [This is] a glorious series whose future status as a genre classic is now assured."-- SF Reviews

"Engrossing . . . sheer page-turning excitement."-- Booklist

" Dragonslayer meets Master and Commander."-- Entertainment Weekly

Publisher Marketing:
For Britain, conditions are grim: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon's prime objective is the occupation of London. Unfortunately, the dragon Temeraire has been removed from military service-and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon's forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain's scattered resistance forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before-for king and country, and for their own liberty.

Review Citations:
  • Publishers Weekly 09/29/2008 pg. 79 (EAN 9780739368640, Compact Disc)
  • Audio File Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy 12/01/2008 pg. 33 (EAN 9780739368640, Compact Disc)
  • Publishers Weekly 05/19/2008 pg. 40 (EAN 9780345496881, Hardcover) - *Starred Review
  • Library Journal 06/15/2008 pg. 61 (EAN 9780345496881, Hardcover)
  • Romantic Times 07/01/2008 pg. 59 (EAN 9780345496881, Hardcover)
  • Booklist 07/01/2008 pg. 50 (EAN 9780345496881, Hardcover)
  • Entertainment Weekly 08/01/2008 pg. 64 (EAN 9780345496881, Hardcover)