The Resource Victory of eagles : [a novel of Temeraire], Naomi Novik

Victory of eagles : [a novel of Temeraire], Naomi Novik

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Victory of eagles : [a novel of Temeraire]
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Victory of eagles
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[a novel of Temeraire]
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Naomi Novik
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eng
Summary
As Napoleon launches an attack on Britain, Captain Will Laurence languishes in prison, accused of treason. His fighting dragon, Temeraire, is consigned to breeding grounds in Wales, until Laurence escapes his sinking prison ship and sets out on a desperate quest to reunite with his partner, who heads up a dragon resistance force from Wales
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  • Condemned at the end of Empire of Ivory (2007) for treason for sharing the dragon-plague cure with the French, Captain Laurence is overwhelmed with guilt because the dragons he saved are about to invade England. His dragon, Temeraire, has been exiled to the breeding grounds. Napoleon flies his army across the channel with dragons led by Temeraire's old enemy, Lien, but in the nick of time, Temeraire organizes his fellow inmates into a militia. Novik weaves the threads of several battles into the bleak background of the invasion as Temeraire fights to save Laurence and, for Laurence's sake, England. He also fights for the rights of dragons (his arguments with General Wellesley make especially wonderful reading). Laurence battles his despair and guilt, and every officer of any intelligence must fight the British command structure. The fifth Temeraire yarn measures up to its predecessors in excellent plotting, engrossing characters, and sheer page-turning excitement. Faithful fans, old and new, will gobble it up, and a sixth Temeraire story is in the works. -- Murray, Frieda (Reviewed 07-01-2008) (Booklist, vol 104, number 21, p50)
  • /* Starred Review */ In the thrilling fifth installment (the first in hardcover, following 2007's Empire of Ivory ) of the bestselling Temeraire series, Novik returns to familiar themes of love, duty and liberty against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. When Napoleon's forces attack England, Temeraire, believing Laurence dead, decides to lead other uncaptained dragons to battle. When the two reunite, Temeraire uses his commander status to gain a voice in war counsels, demanding freedom and pay for dragons. Though the battles are impressive and the politics unsubtle but intriguing, the pièce de résistance is the quiet moment when Laurence faces the mad king he betrayed. This accessible vision of an English Regency with an air force raises the stakes without straining credibility. Followers of Temeraire's travels will be richly rewarded by the satisfying conclusion of his return to home ground, but may wonder where Novik can go from here. (July) --Staff (Reviewed May 19, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 20, p40)
  • Napoléon has landed! England is under siege, and it's up to the dragon Temeraire and his captain, Laurence, to stop the invading army. Unfortunately, Laurence has been convicted of treason, and Temeraire banished to the far-off Welsh breeding grounds, after their daring mission to deliver a cure for the dragon plague to the French. In this fifth volume of the Temeraire series (after His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War , and Empire of Ivory ) and the first to be published in hardcover, we return to England after the exotic locales of the last two books, and the action takes place more on land than at sea. Fans of military historicals like Bernard Cornwell's Sharpe novels will likely enjoy the detailed points of military strategy and supply-line wrangling (it takes a lot of cows to feed an army of dragons), but fantasy readers will still find their sense of wonder. Novik's latest doesn't have quite the sparkle of Empire of Ivory , but series fans will certainly be eager to find out what happens after the previous book's vertiginous cliff-hanger of an ending. Recommended for all public libraries.—Jenne Bergstrom, San Diego Cty. Lib. --Jenne Bergstrom (Reviewed June 15, 2008) (Library Journal, vol 133, issue 11, p61)
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266378
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Novik, Naomi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3614.O93
LC item number
V53 2008
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
The Temeraire series
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0005
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  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Dragons
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Ship captains
  • Armed Forces
  • Dragons
  • Ship captains
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Victory of eagles : [a novel of Temeraire], Naomi Novik
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn968982343
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780345496881
Lccn
2008014618
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (OCoLC)968982343
  • (Sirsi) a344926
Label
Victory of eagles : [a novel of Temeraire], Naomi Novik
Publication
Note
Subtitle from jacket
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
ocn968982343
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780345496881
Lccn
2008014618
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)968982343
  • (Sirsi) a344926

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