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Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons bred for size or speed When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo an unhatched dragon egg fate God I admit I m one of those douchey fucks that look down on fantasy readers while I sit firmly ensconced in my igloo composed of Star Wars Rogue Suadron and Star Trek The Lost Years books Of course it d be a book about dragons fighting for the British army against the encroaching Napoleonic forces to get to me to realize DRAGONS ARE FUCKING COOLEspecially dragons with awesome Han Solo type female riders and plucky young girls manning the gunnery and uptight strong silent type men of good standing learning to fight dirty I love this shit guysI don t know I ll probably turn into a furry soon but until then I ll be curled up under my comforter the next book tucked under my pillow as I periodically wake myself in the middle of the night by shouting FLY BITCHES FLYSorry Han Yee

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His Majesty's Dragon

Sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire he will face a 455 stars Woe is me for not having read this years agoI had this amazing dragon book sitting unread on my shelf for over 10 years and I m surprised no one revoked my membership to the dragon obsession club not a real thing In all fairness the way people described this book and series gave me a very different impression than what the first book actually entailed They d say it s an alternate military history but with dragons I m sure that description is completely accurate for the series as a whole but had someone mentioned even briefly that His Majesty s Dragon was less about alt history as a focus even though that was an essential setting component and about the forming bond between a man and his dragon I d have been on board the Temeraire ship years ago Unfortunately first impressions caused me to hold off When it came out I was in the middle of college and the last thing I wanted to do was put down one text book and pick up another even if the new one had dragons I thought I d be bored with the historical elements and recycled battle scenes All the discussions I d had about it with customers made me think I was getting into a dry historical retelling that took itself too seriously This is SO NOT THE CASEThe relationship between man and dragon is 100% the appeal of the book for me It s a slowly paced plot that focuses on the bond and establishes the groundwork for what s to come Because of the aforementioned expectations for the series I m certain some ventured in looking for battle seuences military strategy and loads of historical references but were bored with their lack which is an irony considering my boredom might have stemmed from those things being present if I d read it 10 years ago As I said perhaps the series as a whole will offer those things but for me this book offered perfect immersion into what it s like to be a dragonrider or Aerialist in training Now that my tastes have broadened I m actually looking forward to seeing the historical immersion in future books but that alone wouldn t have been enough to get me to pick up the series The dragons are my main motivation Not only was Temeraire a fascinating creature but so were the many other varieties of dragons aka Niki s dragon heaven I loved the training aspects and can t wait to see those put into good use I loved the commander of the training encampment you ll see and I loved the relationships and dynamics beginning to form between all the trainees and their dragons Basically this is the book I ve been hounding to find all my life The slow burn of this novel might have bored a few people but I reveled in every single moment It had me so wrapped up I even shed a tear or two I can t remember the last time a book made me cry The combination of a fantastic main character sentient dragons filled with awesomeness and the overall theme of the series set His Majesty s Dragon up as one of the best books I ve read in a while I can t wait to get my hands on the next oneRecommendations Read this book if you like dragons It s a bonus if you also like alt history PVia The Obsessive Bookseller at wwwNikiHawkescom Other books you might like

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Crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle For as France’s own dragon borne forces rally His Majesty's PDFEPUBto breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire 99c Kindle sale Nov 29 2018 The first book in a fantasy version of the Napoleonic War during the Regency era by Naomi Novik the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver The twist here is that Britain and France each have an air force made up of huge intelligent dragons and their human riders The dragons are so large that they have an entire crew in addition to their main rider basically they re like smart talking and sometimes smart talking naval ships flying around in the air Plus different dragons have different tricks and abilitiesWill Laurence is the captain of the HMS Reliant a naval warship and happy with his career But when they capture a French frigate they find a major prize an unhatched dragon egg These eggs are so valuable that there s no uestion that whoever is chosen by the baby dragon will immediately be put in the dragon air force So when the dragon a breed no one in England has ever seen before hatches rejects the young crewman chosen for him and selects Captain Laurence instead he s initially very resentful of the forced career change but resigned to his fate The story follows Will and his dragon Temeraire as they grow to love each other and learn their role and tactics in England s air battles It s an enjoyable story a little like Horatio Hornblower or Master and Commander except of course with dragons There s a whole series here but this one works fine as a stand alone read


10 thoughts on “His Majesty's Dragon

  1. says:

    God I admit I'm one of those douchey fucks that look down on fantasy readers while I sit firmly ensconced in my igloo composed of Star Wars Rogue Suadron and Star Trek The Lost Years books Of course it'd be a book about dragons fighting for the British army against the encroaching Napoleonic forces to get to me to realize

  2. says:

    2718 ON SALE for 299 by Rabid ReadsThis isn't my first Novik read In fact the whole reason I finally got on with reading HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON is bc I read and absolutely adored Uprooted But UPROOTED isn't being re

  3. says:

    Buddy read with my wonderful friend Ashley Hufflepuff Kitten I reckon' I'm going to be spoileryOnce again I'm going to say Why did it take me so long to read this I love finding these little gems that I have had around FOREVER I fell right in l

  4. says:

    I wasn't expecting much when I picked up His Majesty's Dragon To tell the truth if I'd seen it in a bookstore I wouldn't have picked it up But it was recommended to me by a reliable source as a better alternative to Eragon and it was a historical fantasy set during the Napoleonic Wars I figured I'd give it a tr

  5. says:

    455 stars Woe is me for not having read this years agoI had this amazing dragon book sitting unread on my shelf for over 10 years and I’m surprised no one revoked my membership to the dragon obsession club not a real thing In all fairness the way people described this book and series gave me a very different impression than what the firs

  6. says:

    45 stars This book is so utterly delightful in every way I can't even count how many times it made me smile or laugh or how it tugged at my heartstrings The bond between Laurence and Temeraire is incomparable I cannot wait to continue on with this series

  7. says:

    This book made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside Yes it did Oh I know exactly what you're thinking You're thinking Sarah doesn't do warm and fuzzy Sarah only does cold hearted cynicism Ha Fooled you right there I'll have you know I do have a heart sometimes and actually enjoy feeling all warm and fuzzy occasionally Besides it's not like this is me cooing and getting the fuzzies over a bunch of cute babies We'r

  8. says:

    99c Kindle sale Nov 29 2018 The first book in a fantasy version of the Napoleonic War during the Regency era by Naomi Novik the author of Uprooted and Spinning Silver The twist here is that Britain and France each have an air force made up of huge intelligent dragons and their human riders The dragons are so large that they have an entire crew in addition to their main rider; basically they're like smart talking and sometimes sma

  9. says:

    I'm amazed at how many people enjoyed this book The premise is fascinating and extremely creative And for that it avoids a single star Otherwise the characters are bland there is minuscule character development to speak of and THERE ARE NO REAL CONFLICTS Every conflict is conveniently tied up with no trade offs This isn't fantasy it's day dream By far the most amusing portion of the book is the conversations between Laurence the protagon

  10. says:

    This is a tough one to review in some ways First I've read lots of dragon books and this is far far from the best For one thing I'm a physicist and while I'm willing to suspend disbelief up to a certain point the image of dragons capable of carrying anywhere from tens to hundreds of humans at a time plus weapons and armor for distances that again range from tens to hundreds of miles in a day just does not compute Let me count the ways it vi