Book of the Week: League of Dragons.

I want, and do not want Naomi Novik’s League of Dragons to come out.  I want it to come out because it is a Temeraire novel (which is to say, a military historical novel about dragons in Napoleonic-era England and the British aerial corps that takes them to war); but I do not want it to come out because then the series will be finished.  Patrick O’Brian had this problem himself, as I recall.  Patrick O’Brian would have also loved this series.

And so, adieu to Flashman and the Mountain of Light.  I also think that George MacDonald Fraser would have enjoyed this series, but a good deal more gruffly.

6 thoughts on “Book of the Week: League of Dragons.”

  1. The good news is that Novik’s in her early 40s, and so probably has quite a few books left in her. If Uprooted is anything to go by, she’s quite capable of creating worlds just as interesting as Temeraire’s.

      1. No, I just REALLY WANT THIS BOOK. BotW is a subjective thing for me; I will sometimes enter one in that I haven’t gotten yet, but I know I’m going to get the second it comes out.

  2. I have to be honest, Moe. The only reason I finished Tongue of Serpents was I was convinced that it would stop sucking by the next chapter. Needless to say, I haven’t been following it since.

    1. Correction: It was Crucible of Gold where I gave up. Guess that I blanked that memory out.

      1. eh, at that point you might as well read Blood of Tyrants, which does pick things up again somewhat.

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