Blood of Tyrants: A Novel of Temeraire and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire) Mass Market Paperback – July 29, Naomi Novik’s beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the. Naomi Novik’s beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid. William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon, Temeraire. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height of.

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He forced himself to go on more slowly than he wished, still queasy and conscious of being under observation, the young man regarding him coldly and steadily the whole of his meal.

As the characters jump around there are a number of places where the jump felt “artificial” and where I wanted to know more about what happened.

C’mon, was that necessary?

Naomi Novik

He felt a clumsy child under their valeting, thrust one way and then another as he put his limbs continuously in the wrong places; then they brought him a tray of food: I haven’t won anything in a Goodreads giveaway in three years, I only tyramts enter contests anymore, and my interest in the Temeraire series has been declining lately, but somehow, for some reason, I gave this contest a try and managed to win the book.

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Oct 23, Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it Shelves: The empty ocean stood before him: Oct 20, Cherie rated it it was amazing Shelves: If there is anything you require for your comfort, Junichiro will see it is done. It was also nice to return to China after so long away.

Blood of Tyrants (Temeraire, #8) by Naomi Novik

Under the overall command of General Chu, an experienced dragon who helped put down the original rebellion inthe joint British-Chinese force moves out, allowing the British a chance to see the Chinese military at work.


Views Read Edit View history. And that is o of the dragons. But I think this book has finally made him a true aviator, because he made that choice again.

He held himself braced on hands and knees, water dripping from his face into the stream. The movement lulled him; his pain dulled; he knew nothing more. Our odd notions of duty and I love spending time with Temeraire and Laurence. I don’t know if this is a particularly unusual way to read the books – my impression is that i’m in a minority, anyway – but I’ve always cared a great deal blopd about Lawrence than I have about Temeraire.

Fans of the series should be happy to know Temeraire is finally back on track.

I just finished paging through the published copy and feel it novikk a higher rating than my initial one. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height of her powers as she brings her story to its widest, most colorful canvas yet. Excellent alternate history, but incomplete.

OctoberIceCon Reykjavik, Iceland. Its still a good story, and the amnesia element still showed that on the important issues, irrespective of their previous bond and history, Laurence and Temeraire had similar hopes and values.

He might have raised his head to speak—he was not Dutch, and knew that, if very little else; but he was cold, and his limbs heavier with every moment. Blood of Tyrants begins in Japan- a little out of nowhere, since the novii of Crucible of Gold suggests our heroes will travel overland and via the Bering strait to get China- an idea which is just dropped.

Anyway, back to this book – that’s why I liked the slower, lost-Lawrence stuff of the beginning. Aug 04, Jacob rated it liked it Shelves: Napoleonic War Facebook status is: But his trembling arms slowly gave way. It was first published by Voyager Books in August Jul 29, Pages Buy. The final act was hard going, and I really am getting awfully close to cheering for Napoleon.


But he put it down afterwards.

The face which looked back at him from it was not merely haggard from his recent ordeal but unfamiliar: But we’re left on a cliff!! The ending wasn’t really much of an ending with this one, and I’m eager to read what happens next. I kept forgetting who the characters were in the noik stories and why they were important.

Petersburg for which Napoleon makes him a Marshal of Franceand are forced to fall back, abandoning Moscow. Let me start by saying that Temeraire is easily one of the best characters created in the fantasy genre in the past decade. He supposed they saw his confusion and distress, for oof questions stopped, and a servant was called to bring in a tray: No sooner has he arrived than he is swept up in local politics; conservatives are attempting to assassinate the heir to the throne, Prince Mianning the future Daoguang Emperorusing Western decoys as their catspaws.

It was a long journey for him as well, from all the fucks to zero fucks to give. As usual, the relationship blooe Laurence and Temeraire carries the story in places where it might otherwise sag. To ask other readers questions about Blood of Tyrantsplease sign up. Art by Scott McKowen. The way he doesn’t even know if he should be thinking about Temeraire as a friend or an animal or a weapon, and he remembers only the things before big change.

The company moved on; suspended in mid-air, swinging steadily back and forth as they went on, he felt almost as though he were in a hammock, aboard ship, swaying with the water. May 15, Kitvaria Sarene rated it really liked it Shelves: