Napoleonâs invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force, and heâll soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive. While the emperor regroups, the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for allâif internal struggles and petty squabbles donât tear them apart.
Aware of his weakened position, Napoleon has promised the dragons of every countryâand the ferals, loyal only to themselvesâvast new rights and powers if they fight under his banner. It is an offer eagerly embraced from Asia to Africaâand even by England, whose dragons have long rankled at their disrespectful treatment.
But Laurence and his faithful dragon soon discover that the wily Napoleon has one more gambit at the readyâone that that may win him the war, and the world.
Praise for League of Dragons
âNovik has accomplished something singular with her Temeraire series. Itâs long. Itâs sumptuous. . . . Itâs a story about friendship that transcends not only time and class, but species. . . .Â League of DragonsÂ masterfully wraps up so many plot threads and loose ends that had built up throughout the previous eight books [but] Novik never forgets that, as complex as her ideas and plot may get, the very simple notions of friendship and loyalty lie at the heart of the series.ââNPR
âA satisfying conclusion to a remarkable series.ââKirkus Reviews (starred review)
âThrilling scenes of aerial combat are interspersed with detailed character work, moral complexities, and political maneuvering. Novik expertly balances a myriad of plotlines and characters and offers an extremely satisfying resolution.ââBooklist (starred review)
âThis thrilling installment is packed with action and excitement, drawing the series to a delightful and satisfying close with plenty of twists, misadventures, and aerial combat along the way.ââPublishers Weekly (starred review)
âNovikâs fans wonât be disappointed.ââLibrary Journal
âLeague of DragonsÂ sticks the landing. . . . And the book also has an abundanceÂ of the things that I love about the series: deepÂ and inventive worldbuilding; fabulous action scenes; so manyÂ complex characters and relationships that have been built up over the series; humorÂ (I literally laughed out loud multiple times);Â and the general project of taking the nineteenthÂ century and making itÂ better. . . . League of DragonsÂ is an ending to the series, it is a definitive one, and it is a satisfying one. Go read it.ââTor.com
âA satisfactory sendoff to one of the most thrilling and immersive fantasy series on todayâs shelves . . . Novik packs in plenty of what made this series a hit in the first place, particularly acutely imagined battle scenes, high-stakes decisions and snappy dialogue from those delightful dragons, who have as much or more intelligence as humans, coupled with the innocent self-interest of the average cat.ââShelf Awareness
About: With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other, combining the high-flying appeal of Anne McCaffreyâs Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring-do of Patrick OâBrianâs historical seafaring adventures.
About: With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other, combining the high-flying appeal of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring-do of Patrick O’Brian’s historical seafaring adventures.
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