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His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
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Dec 01, 2007

really liked it
bookshelves: libraryread, audiobook, libraryread-idm, re-read, alt-history, owned-etext, war-games, e-text
Read from January 18 to 25, 2016 — I own a copy , read count: 2

Revisiting the series once again - hoping to make it all the way thru via audiobook, thanks to the local library system.

Previously read Feb 2008 - audiobook May 6-17 2011 and Nov 18-29 2013

I'm not normally into military/naval fiction, but the alt-fantasy twist got me quite intrigued and I found myself enjoying a ripping good yarn*!

While I couldn't help thinking of the dragons of Pern every once in awhile, Novik's portrayal of these dragons does not feel like a copy of McCaffrey's -- they're MUCH bigger and the military environment is very different. Novik's dragons also talk (vs being telepaths) and while there are male and female dragons (and riders), so far the romance/sex has been very muted.
* It didn't hurt that I envisioned Laurence as Norrington from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies (rrrow!)

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message 1: by Julie (last edited Aug 25, 2016 02:05PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Julie I highly recommend it as well. A friend sent me the first three books and I enjoyed them all. So did my husband, who blasted through them before I did.

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