Temeraire: In Service to the King

His Majesty’s Dragon
Throne of Jade
Black Powder War
Temeraire #1-3
Naomi Novik
3 stars

set in the era of the Napoleanic wars. Dragons are a part of life. The worlds’ armies have learned to domesticate them and use them for warfare. A special group of the military, called Aviators, has come into being. Follows the adventures of Captain Laurence as he goes from being a British Navy Captain to an Aviator.

First book, about him and Temeraire[the dragon] was good. Temeraire hatching, growing up, learning to fight, etc. It was a well written adventure yarn.

The 2 following books, on the other hand, I didn’t enjoy that much. Follows them to China and then as they make their way back to England. Political intrigue, dragon rights, etc, filled these stories instead of battle and action. I would have a hard time reading any further about Temeraire if future volumes[if there are any] continued in this vein.

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