In His Majesty's Service
by Naomi Novik
Del Rey Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345513540
Date: 27 October 2009
List Price $28.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik's New York Times bestselling Temeraire series, combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era, the thrill of Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern books, and the excitement of Patrick O'Brian's seafaring adventures. In His Majesty's Service also includes an exclusive original Temeraire short story.
His Majesty's Dragon: Capt. Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring a most unusual cargo–an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nation's history. (See review from our March 2003 issue)
Throne of Jade & Black Powder War: Thrust into England's Aerial Corps, Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent on breaching British soil. But the pair has more than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon–Temeraire himself– has fallen into British hands. The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East, a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue. From England's shores to China's palaces, from the Silk Road's outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland, Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries around the globe. But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte's implacable army? (Throne of Jade and Black Powder War were reviewed in our October 2006 issue.)
Short story is "In Autumn, a White Dragon Looks Over the Wide River".
(Source: Del Rey)
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