Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)

Black Powder War (Temeraire, Book 3)

Naomi Novik

“A most excellent series.”
–Anne McCaffrey

“Naomi Novik has performed for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for technology fiction: developed another truth during which dragons are genuine in a saga that's impressively unique, totally constructed, and peopled with characters you care about.”
–David Weber, writer of the consideration Harrington series

After their fateful experience in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his amazing dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid via a mysterious envoy bearing pressing new orders from Britain. 3 important dragon eggs were bought from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire needs to detour to Istanbul to escort the dear shipment again to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne domestic earlier than hatching.

Yet catastrophe threatens the undertaking at each turn–thanks to the diabolical machinations of the chinese language dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master’s loss of life and vows to best friend herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, confronted with shattering betrayal in an unforeseen position, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad needs to release a bold offensive. yet what likelihood have they got opposed to the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable military?

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