In His Majesty's Service

Naomi Novik
fantasy, alternate history, collection
In His Majesty's Service - Naomi Novik

An omnibus edition of His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade and Black Powder War. This omnibus edition also contains an exclusive short story "In Autumn, a White Dragon Looks Over the Wide River".

Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestselling Temeraire series, combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era, the thrill of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books, and the excitement of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures. In His Majesty’s Service also includes an exclusive original Temeraire short story.

Capt. Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring most a unusual cargo – an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s history.

Thrust into England’s Aerial Corps, Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent on breaching British soil. But the pair has more than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon – Temeraire himself – has fallen into British hands. The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East, a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue. From England’s shores to China’s palaces, from the Silk Road’s outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland, Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries around the globe. But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?

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Release date: October 25, 2009
Genres: fantasy, alternate history, collection
Tags: dragons
Average rating: 7.00/10
Total ratings: 2
Updated: January 12, 2015

Temeraire :: Series

A British naval captain and a fighting dragon named Temeraire form one of the most popular partnerships in recent fantasy history. Set during the Napoleonic era, as Napoleon\'s forces are capturing more and more territory on the European mainland, the series follows the heroic efforts of Britain\'s Aerial Corps to protect their island home.

Temeraire (Temeraire #1)8.10
Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2)7.54
Black Powder War (Temeraire #3)6.68
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire #4)7.26
Victory of Eagles (Temeraire #5)7.10
In His Majesty's Service
Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire #6)7.00
Crucible of Gold (Temeraire #7)6.50
Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire #8)7.26
League of Dragons (Temeraire #9)
Golden Age and Other Stories