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The Resource Empire of ivory, Naomi Novik

Empire of ivory, Naomi Novik

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Empire of ivory
Title
Empire of ivory
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Naomi Novik
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Language
eng
Summary
Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, as an epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the dragons' ranks. Only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected and must stand as the only means of airborne defense against France's ever bolder sorties. As Bonaparte's dragons harrow Britain's ships, Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, take wing to Africa in search of a cure for the deadly contagion
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Review
In Novik's earlier fantasies (His Majesty's Dragon , etc.), readers soared to Europe and Asia on the wings of an intriguing premise: How would the Napoleonic Wars have played out if dragons not only existed, but participated in the war effort? The fourth part of Novik's engrossing answer sweeps readers off to Africa, where the cure to the disease that has decimated England's dragon forces may be found. The African adventures of British captain Will Laurence, his dragon Temeraire and their bedraggled band of aerial corps make up the book's latter half, which showcases Novik's knack for weaving dragons and dragon lore into a vivid, well-researched historical tapestry. In Africa's wild interior, dragons shepherd and feed from elephant caravans while protecting the native villagers. This protection includes waging war against England's slave-seeking colonists, a clash that Laurence and his band may not escape unscathed. Novik fills the conflict's lead-up with lengthy meditations on dragon civil rights and England's abolition movement, making for a fitful, pedantic first half. But most will find the richness of Novik's developing world—and characters—to be worthy compensation for the slow start. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 20, 2007) (Publishers Weekly, vol 254, issue 33, p54)
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202927
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Novik, Naomi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.O93
LC item number
E57 2007
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
  • Temeraire
  • A Del Rey mass market original
Series volume
bk. 4
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Dragons
  • Armed Forces
  • Dragons
Target audience
general
Label
Empire of ivory, Naomi Novik
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn148838152
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780345496874
Lccn
2009439914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)148838152
Label
Empire of ivory, Naomi Novik
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn148838152
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9780345496874
Lccn
2009439914
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)148838152

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