Tuesday, 31 August 2010

FANTASY REVIEW: Temeraire: Tongue of Serpents - Naomi Novik

Release Date: 24/06/10


Naomi Novik's stunning series of novels follow the global adventures of Captain William Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire as they are thrown together to fight for Britain during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars. Laurence and Temeraire have been banished from the country they've fought so hard to protect - and the friends they have made in the British Aerial Corps. Found guilty of treason, man and dragon have been deported to Australia to start a new life and many new adventures.


As a long time fan of Novik’s Napoleonic dragon series, I really can’t wait for each title to land. In this case the heroic duo’s tale of exile in Australia due to the events in the previous offering.

Whilst the adventure was there and the familiar characters warm the readers emotions alongside memory, this is perhaps the weakest of the series to date as not much happens. I really hope that Laurence and Temeraire’s next outing improves as I’d hate ot see what started with a bang end with a damp squib.

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