Victory of Eagles (Temeraire #5), by Naomi Novik
Publish Date: July 8, 2008
Published by: Del Rey Books
Genre: Historical Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (5 out of 5 stars)
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.
I loved getting Temeraire’s point of view in this book, it made for such an interesting change of pace. And I absolutely loved the depth of character and personal growth in both Laurence and Temeraire throughout this novel. It was heartbreaking at times, but all so necessary and poignant. And poor Granby. I love Iskierka, but man does he have a lot to deal with when it comes to her.
Looking forward to the next one.
Finishing the Series 2019: 4 books read, 3 series finished