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His Majesty's Dragon: Book One of the Temeraire (edició 2006)
de Naomi Novik (Autor)
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Well at the risk of sounding like Veruca Salt, I want a dragon and I want one now!
This is the second book lately that I have thoroughly enjoyed despite not much actually happening. How can not much happen in a book where dragons fight in the Napoleonic wars you ask? Well, the author can focus on the hatching, training, and building up of the relationships between our main character and his dragon. But I was there for it. Temeraire is such a wonderful dragon and I loved the connection that developed between him and Captain Laurence. Naomi decided to maintain the misogynistic views held during this time period but went some way to showing that 'girls can do anything' which included riding dragons that will rain hellfire upon their enemies. A great series opener!
Even though this book isn't even remotely my jam, it is really good. Think of it as historical fantasy. I must admit that Temeraire (the dragon) was the most well-written character in the book and the most likeable. His relationship with Laurence is just terrific. Again, not my thing, but if it was I would be eating up this series.
Loved it. Great characters, fun story.
El joven capitán Will Laurence sella su destino al capturar el precioso cargamento de la fragata Amitié. El tesoro es un huevo de dragón imperial, regalo del emperador chino a Napoleón. Cuando la fantástica criatura salga del cascarón, elegirá al capitán como su criador. Éste pronto descubrirá que entrenarlo es una aventura fascinante. Juntos tendrán que aprender las peligrosas tácticas de la guerra aérea, pues Francia, dirigida por un Bonaparte más audaz que nunca, ha reunido a sus criaturas para transportar sus tropas sobre suelo británico. ¡Laurence y Temerario se preparan para sufrir su bautismo de fuego!
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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 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.
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Classificació Decimal de Dewey (DDC)813.6 — Literature English (North America) American fiction 21st Century
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Basically if you're even remotely into dragons and stuff you need to read this book. I don't understand the history aspect because I'm not into English history and I can't always understand Laurence, but it's well-written enough that you can still relate to him and keep up with the broad strokes of history, so it's not ever been a problem for me. ( )