Book: Black Powder War

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

My review


rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, it may have taken me a month to read this with everything else going on (Whistler biking trip, work, house prep) but it was worth it.

I think this is the first Novik/Temeraire worth 4 stars (although I am harsh and reserve the right to reduce to 3). (Of course, after writing this I realize I’ve already given all three of the Novik books 4 stars now, so I must be thinking of bfp stars, which are one star harsher. So b*gger it, I’m giving this one 5).

The only negative I have is that it felt very much like three(?) conjoined books – all were pretty satisfying and the last, based in the Napoleonic wars and the fall of Prussia was great.

I might even need to read Empire of Ivory more or less next. I haven’t consumed a series like this for years. Partly due to coming late to a series that has several written books, and partly because it’s just good and there are few more compelling things on my bookshelves.

We’ll see.

Oh yes, and this was the 3rd book of this series I read as an ebook and I’m starting to feel the rub of being unable to easily share or pass it along (I would be willing to have this constraint if the ebook was significantly cheaper, but its the same price as the ppb).

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