Temeraire : In The Service Of The King Omnibus by Naomi Novik

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SCIENCE FICTION BOOK CLUB, June 2006. FIRST EDITION, thus, first printing of US hardcover edition. Like new condition, never read. Original illustrated dust jacket, as new. Includes : HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON; THRONE OF JADE; and, BLACK POWDER WAR. Naomi Novik breathes new life into a formidable fantasy icon with the first three books in an exciting new series set during the Napoleonic Wars. In Temeraire, valiant warriors rise to Britain's defense by taking to the skies - not aboard aircraft, but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons. Future Peter Jackson series of movies, sound familiar! First Hobbits then a giant gorilla and now Peter Jackson is turning his hand to an air force of dragons, manned by crews of aviators. TEMERAIRE, a historical fantasy book series that sees squadrons of dragons fighting in the Napoleonic wars, has captured the imagination of the Lord of the Rings director. The plot centres on British naval captain Will Laurence, who seizes a French ship and discovers an unhatched dragon egg - a gift from the emperor of China to Napoleon. When the egg hatches, he is forced to become the dragon's keeper. The monster is called TEMERAIRE (meaning

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