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His Majesty's Dragon Audiobook

His Majesty's Dragon: Temeraire, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain's defense by taking to the skies - not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo - an unhatched dragon egg - fate 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 crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France's own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte's boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into a baptism of fire.

Don't miss the rest of the Temeraire series:
Book 2: Throne of Jade and
Book 3: Black Powder War.

©2006 Naomi Novik; (P)2007 Books on Tape

What the Critics Say

  • Locus Award, 2007
  • Hugo Award nominee, Best Novel, 2007

"Delightful...Novik seamlessly blends fantasy into the history of the Napoleonic wars." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Can not wait to read next book."

    Did not want to set down. Story line kept my attention right to end.

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    Amanda Tanamachi Lauderdale, MN United States 01-04-16
    Amanda Tanamachi Lauderdale, MN United States 01-04-16
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    "Dragons! British! Temeraire!"

    Slow to start, but rapid paced after the beginning, you'll cry and love the relationship between man and Dragon.

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    ERIC M HANSON 09-20-15 Member Since 2012
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    "You will love this book."

    This one will not disappoint you. It is a great story and well delivered by its narrator.

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    Brent Redmond, WA, United States 08-28-15
    Brent Redmond, WA, United States 08-28-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Absolutely enchanting"

    Terrific read. Had me engaged all the way through. Powerful relationships carry the story. Will be recommending it to my friends and family.

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    StefanievPB 08-05-15
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    "Really enjoyed it!"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book! The story is fun and kept me interested! I am glad there are lots more in this series. Can't wait to get yo the next one !

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    BJK ROSWELL, GA, United States 07-21-15
    BJK ROSWELL, GA, United States 07-21-15 Member Since 2014

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    "It has Dragons"

    Naomi Novik Writes a Grand adventure with Dragons. Simon Vance is top notch narrator bring the story to life with words! I highly recommend to anyone who likes SF/F with Dragons! Did I say yet. This Book has dragons!

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    Holly C. Salley Arkansas 06-16-15
    Holly C. Salley Arkansas 06-16-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Naomi Novik is wonderful"

    I read Uprooted and was greedy for more works by this writer. I was pleased to see that she had a whole series of books to begin. I stated with this one because it was first. Honestly, I expected it to be great and it was. I actually read all of the Horatio Hornblower series and this book seems like that only with dragons instead of ships. And the dragons, I mean I want a pet one now. It was an absolute delight. It is fantasy but reads like general fiction. I can't wait to read the rest of these novels.

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    Shawn Dream Chicago, IL USA 06-09-15
    Shawn Dream Chicago, IL USA 06-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Nice character development"

    More interaction like less fighting would be nice.
    Impressive use of period language structure and vocabulary.

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    Jonathan Nyhuis 05-20-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Best Audiobook in my collection!"

    This was an amazing "read". The story was engaging and the reader added a lot to the colonial era British Dialect being used in the story. The history that is referenced in the story is quite accurate, although obviously adjusted to include dragons. This is one of the only books I've read that combined intellectual stimulation with a storyline that never had any boring parts. Fantastic!

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    Chris Whalley 04-15-15 Member Since 2010
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    "His majesty's dragon"

    Anonymous
    I don't want to spoil the plot, but this book was certainly excellent. The other books (yes, there are more of them) are as descriptive, exciting, and detailed as this one.
    The narrator was wonderful at differentiating between the different characters. In the later books, the introduction of different characters causes the repetition of some voices, but the two protagonists' voices stay the same.
    Overall, the book was excellent in all respects.

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