Liberty Vocational Books In Publication Order
- Will Supervillains Be On the Final? (2011)
Scholomance Books In Publication Order
- A Deadly Education (2020)
- The Last Graduate (2021)
Temeraire Books In Publication Order
- His Majesty’s Dragon (2006)
- Throne of Jade (2006)
- Black Powder War (2006)
- Empire of Ivory (2007)
- Victory of Eagles (2008)
- Tongues of Serpents (2010)
- Crucible of Gold (2012)
- Blood of Tyrants (2013)
- League of Dragons (2016)
- Golden Age and Other Stories (2017)
Standalone Novels In Publication Order
- Uprooted (2015)
- Spinning Silver (2018)
Sir Hereward and Mister Fitz Books In Publication Order
- Fast Ships, Black Sails (2008)
Unfettered Books In Publication Order
- Unfettered II: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy (2016)
- Unfettered III: New Tales By Masters of Fantasy (2019)
Anthologies In Publication Order
- Wings of Fire (2001)
- Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy (2011)
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Naomi Novik Books Overview
Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies…
not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.
When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France s own dragon borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.
From the Paperback edition.
When Britain intercepted a French ship and its precious cargo an unhatched dragon’s egg Capt. Will Laurence of HMS Reliant unexpectedly became master and commander of the noble dragon he named Temeraire. As new recruits in Britain s Aerial Corps, man and dragon soon proved their mettle in daring combat against Bonaparte s invading forces.
Now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire back to the Far East a long voyage fraught with peril, intrigue, and the untold terrors of the deep. Yet once the pair reaches the court of the Chinese emperor, even more shocking discoveries and darker dangers await.
A splendid series. Anne McCaffrey Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about. David Weber, author of the Honor Harrington seriesAfter their fateful adventure in China, Capt. Will Laurence of His Majesty’s Aerial Corps and his extraordinary dragon, Temeraire, are waylaid by a mysterious envoy bearing urgent new orders from Britain. Three valuable dragon eggs have been purchased from the Ottoman Empire, and Laurence and Temeraire must detour to Istanbul to escort the precious cargo back to England. Time is of the essence if the eggs are to be borne home before hatching. Yet disaster threatens the mission at every turn thanks to the diabolical machinations of the Chinese dragon Lien, who blames Temeraire for her master s death and vows to ally herself with Napoleon and take vengeance. Then, faced with shattering betrayal in an unexpected place, Laurence, Temeraire, and their squad must launch a daring offensive. But what chance do they have against the massed forces of Bonaparte s implacable army?
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 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.
A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.
Entertainment Weekly, on His Majesty s Dragon
A thrilling fantasy…
All hail Naomi Novik.
The Washington Post Book World, on His Majesty s Dragon
Naomi Novik’s triumphant debut, His Majesty s Dragon, introduced a dynamic new pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence, who serves Britain s peerless Aerial Corps in the thick of the raging Napoleonic Wars. Now, in the latest novel of this dazzling series, they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.
It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason.
For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon s prime objective: the occupation of London.
Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon s foothold on England s shores can become a stranglehold.
If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain s scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would be conquerors?
A dazzling blend of military history, high flying fantasy, and edge of your seat adventure, Naomi Novik’s Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Capt. Will Laurence. Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon s invasion of England, Temeraire and Laurence stripped of rank and standing have been transported to the prison colony at New South Wales in distant Australia, where, it is hoped, they cannot further corrupt the British Aerial Corps with their dangerous notions of liberty for dragons. Temeraire and Laurence carry with them three dragon eggs intended to help establish a covert in the colony and destined to be handed over to such second rate, undesirable officers as have been willing to accept so remote an assignment including one former acquaintance, Captain Rankin, whose cruelty once cost a dragon its life. Nor is this the greatest difficulty that confronts the exiled dragon and rider: Instead of leaving behind all the political entanglements and corruptions of the war, Laurence and Temeraire have instead sailed into a hornet s nest of fresh complications. For the colony at New South Wales has been thrown into turmoil after the overthrow of the military governor, one William Bligh better known as Captain Bligh, late of HMS Bounty. Bligh wastes no time in attempting to enlist Temeraire and Laurence to restore him to office, while the upstart masters of the colony are equally determined that the new arrivals should not upset a balance of power precariously tipped in their favor. Eager to escape this political quagmire, Laurence and Temeraire take on a mission to find a way through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But when one of the dragon eggs is stolen from Temeraire, the surveying expedition becomes a desperate race to recover it in time a race that leads to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new obstacle in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.
Do you love the sound of a peg leg stomping across a quarterdeck? Or maybe you prefer a parrot on your arm, a strong wind at your back? Adventure, treasure, intrigue, humor, romance, danger and, yes, plunder! Oh, the Devil does love a pirate and so do readers everywhere! Swashbuckling from the past into the future and space itself, Fast Ships, Black Sails, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, presents an incredibly entertaining volume of original stories guaranteed to make you walk and talk like a pirate.
Dragons: Fearsome fire breathing foes, scaled adversaries, legendary lizards, ancient ho*arders of priceless treasures, serpentine sages with the ages’ wisdom, and winged weapons of war…
Wings of Fire brings you all these dragons, and more, seen clearly through the eyes of many of today’s most popular authors, including Peter Beagle, Holly Black, Orson Scott Card, Charles De Lint, Diana Wynne Jones, Mercedes Lackey, Ursula K Le Guin, Dean R Koontz, George R. R. Martin, Anne McCaffrey, Elizabeth Moon, Garth Nix, and many others.