Temeraire

9 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 14,458 ratings

His Majesty's Dragon 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.

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  • Book 1

    • His Majesty's Dragon

    • Temeraire, Book 1
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,422
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,663

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent AU period fantasy

    • By Melanie on 07-08-10

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 2

    • Throne of Jade

    • Temeraire, Book 2
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,032
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,592
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,588

    When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon's egg, Captain Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain's Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle. But now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands, and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • fast forward part 2

    • By Nicholas on 10-22-07

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 3

    • Black Powder War

    • Temeraire, Book 3
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,651
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,264
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,264

    After their fateful adventure in China, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling, but unusually paced for a series.

    • By R. George on 03-13-12

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 4

    • Empire of Ivory

    • Temeraire, Book 4
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,119

    Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England's shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons' ranks, forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now, only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected; they stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France's ever-bolder sorties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Series

    • By William on 10-27-07

    Regular price: $35.93

  • Book 5

    • Victory of Eagles

    • Temeraire, Book 5
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,392
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,071
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,065

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story, but the audio files are truncated

    • By Karin W. on 02-27-09

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 6

    • Tongues of Serpents

    • Temeraire, Book 6
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,257
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035

    A dazzling blend of military history, high-flying fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat adventure, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers—they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Capt. Will Laurence.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Droning

    • By Joel on 10-04-10

    Regular price: $22.04

  • Book 7

    • Crucible of Gold

    • Temeraire, Book 7
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,170
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,058
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,053

    Naomi Novik’s beloved series returns, with Capt. Will Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire once again taking to the air against the broadsides of Napoleon’s forces and the friendly—and sometimes not-so-friendly—fire of British soldiers and politicians who continue to suspect them of divided loyalties, if not outright treason.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Back to Basics

    • By BBB on 07-29-12

    Regular price: $22.04

  • Book 8

    • Blood of Tyrants

    • Temeraire, Book 8
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 13 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,018
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 928

    Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England's already precarious position in the Far East. Age-old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Setting Up for the Grand Finale

    • By Tango on 08-21-13

    Regular price: $28.34

  • Book 9

    • League of Dragons

    • Temeraire Series, Book 9
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,006
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 920

    Captain William Laurence and his fearless dragon, Temeraire, have been battling Napoleon and his armies...and now the time has come to stop him for good.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Feed the birds...

    • By Skipper on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $30.09