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Black Powder War By Naomi Novik

Black Powder War
by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik's stunning series of novels follow the adventures of Cpt Laurence and his dragon Temeraire as they travel from the shores of Britain to China and Africa.

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Black Powder War (The Temeraire Series, Book 3) by Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik's stunning series of novels follow the adventures of Cpt Laurence and his dragon Temeraire as they travel from the shores of Britain to China and Africa.

Before Captain Will Laurence can prepare his crew for the slow voyage home from China, new orders arrive for him and his dragon, Temeraire: they must fly home immediately, stopping only in Istanbul to collect three priceless dragon eggs, purchased by the British government from the Ottoman Empire.

But the cross-continental journey is fraught with danger; not only will they have to scale mountains and traverse vast hostile deserts, but a Machiavellian herald precedes them, spreading political menace in her wake. Holding Temeraire responsible for the death of her princely companion, Lien has absconded from China consumed by vengeance. If she can, she will destroy everything and everyone Temeraire loves.

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Black Powder War Reviews


`These are beautifully written novels, not only fresh, original and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart'
Peter Jackson

'Novik won me over with her first novel. the combination of history, sympathetic characters, and an engaging style makes this series great, intelligent fun.'
The Times

`Plenty of intrigue, swordplay, exotic locations, plausible invention. In short a treat'
The Telegraph

`Novik has stirred the passions with a genre-busting historical fantasy of the first order'
Sunday Sport

About Naomi Novik


Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973, a first-generation American, and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Computer Science at Columbia University before leaving to work in the games industry. Over the course of a brief winter sojourn working on a game in Canada, she realized she preferred the writing to the programming, and, on returning to New York, decided to try her hand at novels. Temeraire is her first.

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GOR001246869
Black Powder War (The Temeraire Series, Book 3) by Naomi Novik
Naomi Novik
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2007-08-06
368
0007219172
9780007219179
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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