Black Powder War

Black Powder War

Paperback - 2006
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Having successfully extricated themselves from China, Capt. Laurence and Temeraire the dragon are sent to Istanbul to pick up three dragon eggs for transport back to England. Standing in their way is dragon Lien, who threatens to ally herself with Napoleon's forces, thwart their mission, and end their lives!
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2006.
ISBN: 9780345481306
0345481305
Characteristics: 365 p. ; 18 cm.

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LauraSteinert
Feb 21, 2016

Some brilliant insights into politics, personal responsibility, ethics, and friendship. Faces the problems of slavery a little more "head on" than book 2. Couldn't put it down.

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parody
Sep 06, 2011

I enjoyed this one much better than the second. The plot was more developed and it held my interest the whole way through. I did find it a little hard to believe that Termeraire could carry 300 men at one time, but I'll let it slide.

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mclauia
Apr 19, 2010

You may find, after finishing this book, that you have been holding your breath since somewhere around the halfway mark.

I was, anyway. This is good stuff, and one very nearly forgets that there were no dragons involved in the Napoleonic Wars.

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