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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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truly amazing

a wonderful addition to the series and full bodied with joy and sorrow that doesnt end

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Great Story.

I love this series! I enjoyed the conflicted main character and his companion. It causes one to wonder about his/her own character and integrity in the same situations. Lots of action!

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thar be Dragons !!

I love this series the dragons keep me fascinated and amused.
I enjoy traveling the world in their adventures

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Such bamf!

Very good

Much joy etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc etc and so on

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Quite good

While this story doesn't hold the same tone of thrilling adventure, dealing instead with a homeland invaded and desperate acts, there is still all the same delight to be taken in Tamaraire and Lawrence. The performance by Vance is nothing less than what I would expect.

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I simply love this series

Would you listen to Victory of Eagles again? Why?

Yes, it's been quite sometime since I've read it and it's a wonderful series

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

not really, too many great moments

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

everything, he's a wonderful narrator

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

yes

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The best book in the series.

Let's be honest. This is by far the most action packed piece introduced in the series. There is war and dragon promotions, coupled with surprises that will leave you speechless with anticipatory lust.

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  • S. Davis
  • Maryville, TN United States
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Loved this book!

I have read the books as well as listened to the audio several times. I enjoyed them just as much each time.

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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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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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