Book: His Majesty’s Dragon

His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, Book 1) His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars

After the slog that was Toll The Hounds this was a great rip-roaring fantasy read. 800+ screens flicked through my ebook reader and were gone.

First of a series (of course) but very standalone, I think this is Novik’s first book. Writing a little crusty in places but who am I to complain.

A fantasy-history where dragons are real, set in the Napoleanic wars – with some nice not-overdone back history mingled in – we have a luckless Navy Captain becoming the “handler” of a dragon and his move to the Aviation Corps. Hard to say more without spoiling anything, but there are a few surprises and a few obvious parts and some very fun parts.

I will read more of these (although a little peak at the reviews has me a little worried about #2).

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