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Victory of Eagles: Temeraire, Book 5 | [Naomi Novik]

Victory of Eagles: Temeraire, Book 5

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil.
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Publisher's Summary

Naomi Novik's triumphant debut, His Majesty's Dragon, introduced a dynamic new pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence. Now in the latest novel, they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon's resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon's prime objective: the occupation of London.

Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon's forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon's foothold on England's shores can become a stranglehold.

If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain's scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before - for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors?

Dragon tales: don't miss the rest of the Temeraire series.

©2008 Naomi Novik; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

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    Mary 07-07-14
    Mary 07-07-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Only Ms. Novik"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book to anyone who likes Dragons, or has studied the Napolenic wars. They are exciting, interesting, and surprisingly accurate in the wars's history. A geographical knowledge of England would help make good sense of this book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Laurence will never get over his "luck" in impressing a baby dragon, but he carries on anyway.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Temeraire's commission and pay arguments


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Too long for that, but I finished it as quickly as I could


    Any additional comments?

    It is hard to wait for book #9 and see how this saga ends.

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    Ryan Nepean, Ontario, Canada 07-06-14
    Ryan Nepean, Ontario, Canada 07-06-14 Member Since 2013

    University administrator. Commuter cyclist. Dad, husband. Loves books of course. Aspiring Jedi Knight and Warder.

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    "Favourite In Series So Far"

    Am really enjoying this series. Novik is an exceptional writer and develops many wonderful characters. Regarding this particular installment, there was lots of aerial action, new interesting characters were added in, there was a compelling storyline and I really like how she treated Captain Lawrence in the story. It deepened this character another degree, which serves to strengthen the overall series.

    Everything about this series is very cool - the historical aspect, the intelligent dragons, the human characters, the storyline, the writing and the narration. It's top notch in everyway and this particular story was my fav thus far. Highly recommended.

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    RexS Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 06-14-14
    RexS Pagosa Springs, CO, United States 06-14-14 Member Since 2006
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    "I was hoping the French would win"

    I loved the first few books, but the British government and people in this book are so backward and hidebound that I had no sympathy for them. The French treated the dragons better and although Captain Lawrence is a honor dulled person he really needs to get a life. I am considering whether I will keep reading this series or not.

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    SAM 07-10-12
    SAM 07-10-12
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    "what a come back one of best in the series"
    Would you listen to Victory of Eagles again? Why?

    i already am


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Victory of Eagles?

    TEMERAIRE LEADING THE BAND OF DRAGONS


    What about Simon Vance???s performance did you like?

    HE BRINGS THE BOOK ALIVE


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    there were several. when temeraire threaten the general---when Lawarence found out from the admiral that he would not needed to be a traitor an the dragons would have been saved . his brother would not let him in house. an there was about 10 more.... an for those who have not read book remember about the "wedding ring".


    Any additional comments?

    great book!!!!!!!

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    Amber 12-16-10
    Amber 12-16-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Steady Eddy Instead of Outstanding"

    I love Temeraie and am addicted to the characters that Simon Vance and Noami Novik bring to life. I wish I could fly and fight with them! Every Temeraie book I read is like going home to your family after being away for college. It???s really great when you get home and see all those you love and have missed but really quickly it gets redundant. I hope the feeling of adventure, intrigue and the nail biting uncertainty comes back with the next book...and maybe a less predictable end that sways from the formula of the first novels.

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    Blane 09-17-08
    Blane 09-17-08
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    "Good but short"

    I've enjoyed all of the other books in the series and I enjoyed this one. The story was very unique and imaginative. If you have enjoyed the other books in the series you will not be disappointed. My only complaint was with the narrator. He does a great job, and has done so throughout the series, but it drove me a little crazy when he would try to make new characters have their own voice but it sounded exactly like older established characters. A good listen, could have been longer, I'm loooking forward to the next book.

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