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His Majesty’s Dragon

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His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, Book 1) His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik


My review


rating: 3 of 5 stars
let me start by saying that three stars are not a bad thing. They mean that I like the book, and that I think other people would also enjoy it. The book takes place in an alternative version of the Napoleonic wars, where dragons act as a mysterious, and strangely out of place air force. The book wasn’t life-changing, but it was a fun read, and I liked it a lot. The characters are a little flat, even when the story is not truly plot driven. What makes this book worthwhile is the loving detail with which Novik regales her dragons. Temerarie is a great character, and even his handler, Laurence, comes to live when interacting with him. I enjoyed the setting, and the aerial battles, though I found myself having to ignore the modernization of values present in the Dragon Corps. I didn’t worry too much about it, though, because the book was very entertaining. If you are looking for a good and fun light read, check this book out. You won’t regret it.

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Note: I am going to start posting my “Good Reads” reviews here. This is the first one (you can check more of my reviews by clicking the link above)

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Written by Hector

April 18, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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