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Title:Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
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Number of Pages:398
Category:Fantasy, Historical fiction, Alternate history, Historical, Dragons, Historical fantasy

Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) by Naomi Novik

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2) 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

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Naomi Novik s beloved series returns with Captain Will Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire once again taking to the air against the broadsides of Napoleon s forces and the friendly and sometimes not so friendly fire of British soldiers and politicians who continue to suspect them of divided loyalties if not outright treason br br For Laurence and Temeraire put out to pasture in Australia it seems their part in the war has come to an end just when they are needed most But perhaps they are no longer alone in this opinion Newly allied with the powerful African empire of the Tswana the French have occupied Spain and brought revolution and bloodshed to Brazil threatening Britain s last desperate hope to defeat Napoleon br br And now the government that sidelined them has decided they have the best chance at negotiating a peace with the angry Tswana who have besieged the Portuguese royal family in Rio and thus offer to reinstate Laurence to his former rank and seniority as a captain in the Aerial Corps Temeraire is delighted by this sudden reversal of fortune but Laurence is by no means sanguine knowing from experience that personal honor and duty to one s country do not always run on parallel tracks br br Nonetheless the pair embark for Brazil only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that force them to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Incan empire where they face new unanticipated dangers br br Now with the success of the mission balanced on a razor s edge and failure looking more likely by the minute the unexpected arrival of an old enemy will tip the scales toward ruin Yet even in the midst of disaster opportunity may lurk for one bold enough to grasp it, Picking up where book two left off in China Macau Captain Will Laurence and his extraordinary dragon Temeraire are ordered to retrieve and escort a precious cargo of valuable dragon eggs from Istanbul to England They take the Old Silk Road from China to Istanbul crossing deserts and mountains En route to England they help the beleaguered Prussians battle Napoleon, Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons bred for size or speed When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo an unhatched dragon egg fate sweeps Captain 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, 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 br 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