Throne of Jade

by Naomi Novik
Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2) - Naomi Novik 7.54   87

History takes flight in this deliciously addictive novel, which captures the Napoleonic period perfectly and skilfully layers history with imagination by adding a Dragon Air Force to the battle for England.

Temeraire is a Celestial dragon, the most highly-prized of all draconic breeds; famed for their intelligence, agility and most of all for the Divine Wind – their terrible roar capable of shattering the heavy timbers of war ships and devastating woodland.

Captured by the British, Temeraire was meant to be the companion of the Emperor Napoleon and not captained by a mere officer in the British Air Corps. The Chinese have demanded his return and the British government cannot afford to provoke the Asian super-power into allying with the French – even if it costs them the most powerful weapon in their arsenal, and forces Laurence and Temeraire apart.


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Release date April 2006
Details updated August 28, 2022

Temeraire :: Series

Series contains 9 primary works and has 11 total works.

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   151
Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2) 7.54   87
Black Powder War (Temeraire #3) 6.68   19
Empire of Ivory (Temeraire #4) 7.26   12
Victory of Eagles (Temeraire #5) 7.10   10
Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire #6) 7.00   7
Crucible of Gold (Temeraire #7) 6.80   5
Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire #8) 7.26   4
League of Dragons (Temeraire #9) 9.50   2
In His Majesty's Service 7.00   2
Golden Age and Other Stories 9.00   1

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After the first book my expectations were high, but this book just isn't as good as the first one. Story is of growth and friendship is not the main thing, but an adventure. And I do not find the adventure itself to be as fulfilling as the first story. In time it's entertaining enough, but story itself focuses in different thing than in the first book.

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