Author(s): Naomi Novik
An historical fantasy with bite, this is the debut novel, which captures the Napoleonic period perfectly and skillfully layers history with imagination by adding a Dragon Air Force to the battle for England.
Temeraire is a terrifically entertaining fantasy novel. Is it hard to imagine a cross between Susannah Clarke, of Norrell and Strange fame, and the late Patrick O'Brian? Not if you've read this wonderful, arresting novel.' Stephen King. 'A splendid novel. The plot was excellent, extraordinary in that the reader has no idea where it's leading. Let's hope this is the first of many from Naomi Novik.' Anne McCaffrey.