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Empire of Ivory: Temeraire Series, Book 4
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"A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon."—The New York Times Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England's shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons' ranks—forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected—and stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France's ever bolder sorties. Bonaparte's dragons are already harrowing Britain's ships at sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion. On this mission there is no time to waste, and no telling what lies in store beyond the horizon or for those left behind to wait, hope, and hold the line.BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Victory of Eagles.
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        Fascinated with both history and legends, Novik is a first-generation American raised on Polish fairy tales and stories of Baba Yaga. Her own adventures include pillaging degrees in English literature and computer science from various ivory towers, designing computer games, and helping to build the Archive of Our Own for fanfiction and other fanworks. Novik is a co-founder of the Organization for Transformative Works.

        She lives in New York City with her husband, Charles Ardai, the founder of Hard Case Crime, and their daughter, Evidence, surrounded by an excessive number of purring computers.
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"A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon."—The New York Times

Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England's shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons' ranks—forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected—and stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France's ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte's dragons are already harrowing Britain's ships at sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion. On this mission there is no time to waste, and no telling what lies in store beyond the horizon or for those left behind to wait, hope, and hold the line.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Victory of Eagles.
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        August 20, 2007
        In Novik's earlier fantasies (His Majesty's Dragon
        , etc.), readers soared to Europe and Asia on the wings of an intriguing premise: How would the Napoleonic Wars have played out if dragons not only existed, but participated in the war effort? The fourth part of Novik's engrossing answer sweeps readers off to Africa, where the cure to the disease that has decimated England's dragon forces may be found. The African adventures of British captain Will Laurence, his dragon Temeraire and their bedraggled band of aerial corps make up the book's latter half, which showcases Novik's knack for weaving dragons and dragon lore into a vivid, well-researched historical tapestry. In Africa's wild interior, dragons shepherd and feed from elephant caravans while protecting the native villagers. This protection includes waging war against England's slave-seeking colonists, a clash that Laurence and his band may not escape unscathed. Novik fills the conflict's lead-up with lengthy meditations on dragon civil rights and England's abolition movement, making for a fitful, pedantic first half. But most will find the richness of Novik's developing world—and characters—to be worthy compensation for the slow start.

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        Starred review from September 15, 2007
        The fourth story (after His Majestys Dragon, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War, all 2006) of the fighting dragon Temeraire and his Captain Lawrence opens with the British Aerial Corps struck down by an epidemic of unknown origin and cure. Only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited feral dragons are left to defend Britain against Napol'ons long-feared invasion. In this crisis, Temeraire and Captain Lawrence must fly to the African coast, where a cure may be found. Unfortunately, that coast also holds many unforeseen perils, and the two are lucky to return with their lives, let alone the cure. And after the dangerous journey, Lawrence faces the worst enemy yet, the lords of the admiralty. Noviks alternate early nineteenth century is so realistic that it drowns disbelief. The characters, including the dragons, are people you want to know, like, and, in some cases, hate. The subplot of Wilberforces campaign against the slave trade is skillfully interwoven with Temeraires determination to have dragons treated as sentients, not beasts. Finally, the lords of the admiralty are only too believable idiotic stuffed shirts. So this is first-class in every respect, including, since it ends with a cliff-hanger, whetting appetites for Victory of Eagles next year.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2007, American Library Association.)

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"A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon."
--The New York Times

"Enthralling reading--it's like Jane Austen playing Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon's Christopher Paolini."
--Time, on His Majesty's Dragon

Tragedy has struck His Majesty's Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England's shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons' ranks--forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected--and stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France's ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte's dragons are already harrowing Britain's ships at sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion. On this mission...

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