Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik

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When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo–an unhatched dragon’s egg–Capt. Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain’s Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle in daring combat against Bonaparte’s invading forces.

Now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands–and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire back to the Far East–a long voyage fraught with peril, intrigue, and the untold terrors of the deep. Yet once the pair reaches the court of the Chinese emperor, even more shocking discoveries and darker dangers await.

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About Naomi Novik

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NAOMI NOVIK received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the 2007 World Science Fiction Convention. An avid reader of fantasy literature, Novik is also a history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era and a fondness for the work of Patrick O'Brian and Jane Austen. In 2011 she published her first graphic novel, Will Supervillains Be on the Final? She lives in New York City with her family and six computers.

Author Residence: New York, NY

Author Hometown: Roslyn Heights, NY
Published April 25, 2006 by Del Rey. 432 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Like any good middle of a trilogy, relationships are deepened, new characters are introduced, and novel plot twists set up a run toward the finale, Black Powder War—which, thanks to an aggressive publishing schedule, has already come out in hardcover.

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