Wednesday, June 29, 2016

League of Dragons by Naomi Novik (Temeraire #9)

League of Dragons
My rating: 4 stars

Written by: Naomi Novik
Series: Temeraire
Sequence in Series: Book 9
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Del Rey
Publication Date: June 14, 2016
ISBN-10: 0345522923
ISBN-13: 978-0345522924
Genre: Historical Fantasy

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The final adventure in the New York Times bestselling Temeraire series that started with the beloved His Majesty’s Dragon which has won fans of Napoleonic-era military history, Anne McCaffrey’s Pern novels, and Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures.

The deadly campaign in Russia has cost both Napoleon and those allied against him. Napoleon has been denied his victory…but at a terrible price. Lawrence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the fleeing French army back west, but are demoralized when Napoleon makes it back to Paris unscathed. Worse, they soon learn that the French have stolen Termeraire and Iskierka’s egg. Now, it is do or die, as our heroes not only need to save Temeraire’s offspring but also to stop Napoleon for good!

My Review
League of Dragons (Temeraire, #9)League of Dragons by Naomi Novik

It is with much sadness and reluctance that I read the last book in Novik’s Temeraire series, League of Dragons. We’ve laughed, cried and been touched by the dragon and his captain and their adventures will surely be missed.

The final push to eliminate Napoleon has lead our heroes to perilous place. They must recover Temeraire’s egg and defeat Napoleon once and for all.

Novik’s writing is vibrant, this dragon filled world jumps off the pages. I can’t help but find myself absorbed into plot.

That being said, I was hoping for more…
After all these years of following these adventures there wasn’t the closure I needed to put this story to rest. And, in an effort to avoid spoiler, I’m going to have to leave it at that.

All in all, this has been a grand adventure that I’m thrilled I took it. I highly recommend this series and League of Dragons to any historical fantasy fan.

I received this ARC copy of League of Dragons from Random House Publishing Group - Ballantine - Del Rey in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication June 14, 2016.

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