Empire of Ivory (Temeraire: Book 4)
by Naomi Novik
Cover Artist: Dominick Harman / Interior: Maurizio Manzieri
Subterranean Press Limited/Lettered ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596062610
Date: 31 August 2011
From publisher's website: The Subterranean Press limited editions will feature an original full-color dustjacket by illustrator Dominic Harman, plus four full color illustrations (in the limited edition), with a fifth illustration exclusive to the lettered edition. In addition, our volumes will be printed in two colors throughout on 80# Finch paper to bring the novels a level of class and grace they so richly deserve.
Book Description: 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.
(Source: Subterranean Press)