Sunday, January 13, 2008

Curl Up With a Book Sunday

Today's book is His Majesty's Dragon, by Naomi Novik. This is the first book in the Temeraire series and I am about 2/3 finished with it. This is a fun twist on historical fiction: What if the battles with Napolean included air combat with dragons? Ms. Novik pairs two of my favorite genres, Historical Fiction and Fantasy, quite successfully. I first learned about this series from my favorite youth literature blog, A Fuse #8 Production. Watching the relationship develop between Will Laurence, the initially unwilling aviator, and his dragon, Temeraire, is fascinating. I already have book 2, Throne of Jade, lined up and ready to read.

Seriously, go, get this book. Now!

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