Throne of Jade (Mass Market Paperbound)
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.
About the Author
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of the Temeraire series, which was optioned by Peter Jackson, the Academy Award-winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. In 2007, Naomi received the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer at the World Science Fiction Convention. She lives in New York City.
“Temeraire is a dragon for the ages.”
“Readers with a penchant for both Patrick O’Brian and Anne McCaffrey may have found their perfect match. Naomi Novik beautifully renders an early-eighteenth-century Europe in which both naval buffs and dragon lovers will be keen to immerse themselves.”
–Alan Dean Foster, author of the Pip & Flinx series