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Book Review | BLACK POWDER WAR, by Naomi Novik

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Black Powder War (Temeraire #3), by Naomi Novik

Publish Date: May 30, 2006
Published by: Del Rey Books
Pages: 365
Genre: Historical Fantasy
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)


After their fateful adventure in China, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching. Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take vengeance.

My Review:

Once again, I am reminded how much I love Naomi Novik’s writing. I have fallen so much in love with these characters, flaws and all, that I am forever in their grip.  Continue reading “Book Review | BLACK POWDER WAR, by Naomi Novik”