Thursday, October 19, 2006

Terrific book: His Majesty's Dragon

I just finished His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik, and it was just terrific! If you haven't heard of it before it is high dragon fantasy set during the Napoleonic wars. I loved McCaffrey's Pern books, Wrede's Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and Eragon; Novik's books share some similarities but ultimately feel quite fresh because of the historical context and because the dragon Temeraire is such a delight. I also loved the character of Laurence. He is the perfect Regency hero: intelligent, sympathetic, loving, and (of couse) stuffed with honor. Begin your love affair with a dragon. Read this book now.

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