A-Z Wednesday: Naomi Novik


Note: I scheduled this entry in advance so that it posts at 8:00 AM.

A-ZWEDNESDAY The meme is hosted by Reading at the Beach.

The rules are very simple: spotlight a book written by an author whose first or last name begins with the featured letter. Include the book cover, title and author, a synopsis, and link(s) to retailer(s). If it’s a book you’ve already reviewed, link to the review. Return to Reading at the Beach and leave a link in the comments.

This week’s letter is: N

This week pick: Novik, Naomi — His Majesty’s Dragon (Temeraire #1)

From Good Reads: 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.

His Majesty's Dragon (Naomi Novik)

His Majesty's Dragon (Naomi Novik)

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. 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.

Comment: This is a book I haven’t read yet (I’ve read an excerpt).  It’s also one I will have to re-acquire.  My mother was looking for something “new-to-her” to read.   She enjoyed it so much that she kept the book and the rest of the series I had at the time.

Note: The link below is to Fantastic Fiction, which has a variety of purchase options (including on-line secondary markets) for the US and UK.

His Majesty’s Dragon (Novik, Naomi) at Fantastic Fiction.

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