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Read online Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2).pdf 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 by Naomi Novik

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Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
Title:Throne of Jade (Temeraire, #2)
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ISBN:0345481291
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Number of Pages:398
Category:Fantasy, Historical fiction, Alternate history, Historical, Dragons, Historical fantasy
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i Our Dragon doesn t eat the girls he takes no matter what stories they tell outside our valley We hear them sometimes from travelers passing through They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice and he were a real dragon Of course that s not true he may be a wizard and immortal but he s still a man and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years He protects us against the Wood and we re grateful but not that grateful i br br Agnieszka loves her valley home her quiet village the forests and the bright shining river But the corrupted Wood stands on the border full of malevolent power and its shadow lies over her life br br Her people rely on the cold driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay But he demands a terrible price for his help one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood br br The next choosing is fast approaching and Agnieszka is afraid She knows i everyone i knows that the Dragon will take Kasia beautiful graceful brave Kasia all the things Agnieszka isn t and her dearest friend in the world And there is no way to save her br br But Agnieszka fears the wrong things For when the Dragon comes it is not Kasia he will choose, 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 br br 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, 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, Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England s already precarious position in the Far East Age old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark a spark that Laurence and Temeraire may unwittingly provide leaving Britain faced with new enemies just when they most desperately need allies instead br br For to the west another wider conflagration looms Napoleon has turned on his former ally the emperor Alexander of Russia and is even now leading the largest army the world has ever seen to add that country to his list of conquests It is there outside the gates of Moscow that a reunited Laurence and Temeraire along with some unexpected allies and old friends will face their ultimate challenge and learn whether or not there are stronger ties than memory br br Naomi Novik s beloved i Temeraire i series a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid of intelligent dragons is a twenty first century classic From the first volume i His Majesty s Dragon i readers have been entranced by the globe spanning adventures of the resolute Capt William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon Temeraire Now in i Blood of Tyrants i 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