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Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik
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Jan 22, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: urban-fantasy
Read in February, 2008

OK, so I feel redeemed in my esteem of this author. Her last book was tough to get through in some places but this one comes barreling at you like a 30 ton dragon with full crew and doesn't let up. She finally starts to explore the internal war going on inside Captain Lawrence's heart between what he knows is right (read: slavery) and what his duty to his King and Country compels him to.

At the same time, Temeraire begins to understand just what it might mean to be human. He starts to grow up and manages to see the world, if briefly, as a man does. Unfiltered by the dragon's typically territorial and selfish nature.

My favorite book of the series by far.

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