His Majesty's Dragon : Temeraire

  • by Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by David Thorn
  • Series: Temeraire
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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


What the Critics Say

Locus Award, 2007

Hugo Award nominee, Best Novel, 2007
"Delightful...Novik seamlessly blends fantasy into the history of the Napoleonic wars." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Horatio Hornblower with Dragons

I wanted it to go on forever. Absolutely amazing!!! The narrator made the Dragon(s) and people sound just right. His pacing was also very good and I was able to follow along during the several battle scenes without getting lost in the action. The naval battles were also very well described.
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- Gozamer

Needs to be Unabridged!!

I have to admitt that I greatly enjoyed this book, but it leaves out so much detail of the actual book. We need to get an Unabridged edition of this audiobook.
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- Rob

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-05-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio