Temeraire

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 439 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 their own baptism of fire.

©2006 Naomi Novik (P)2007 Random House Inc. Random House Audio, a division of Random House Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • His Majesty's Dragon

    • Temeraire, Book 1
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Needs to be Unabridged!!

    • By Rob on 08-01-07

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 2

    • Throne of Jade

    • Temeraire, Book 2
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 54

    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 in daring combat against Bonaparte's invading forces.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Wait for the UNABRIDGED version!

    • By M. Alana on 09-20-07

    Regular price: $21.27

  • Book 3

    • Black Powder War

    • Temeraire, Book 3
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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
    • never fails

    • By Rebecca D. on 04-06-18

    Regular price: $23.93

  • Book 4

    • Empire of Ivory

    • Temeraire, Book 4
    • By: Naomi Novik
    • Narrated by: David Thorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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 book, not a fantastic narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-24-18

    Regular price: $27.93

  • Book 5

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    • Victory of Eagles

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  • Book 6

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    • Tongues of Serpents

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