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Synopsis
Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future – and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.



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Lexi | 3103 comments I'm in. I have read Uprooted but none of her other books.


Leah Hester | 18 comments WOOT! I'm excited. I recently came across this series and am looking forward to reading it


Karishma (karishmanewar) I'm in!


Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments I'm in


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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments I'm in for sure! I've got this on my list to re-read this month. :) I haven't read it in years. But I loved it and I want to get current on the series.


Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments Lexi wrote: "I'm in. I have read Uprooted but none of her other books."

OMG. I never even put it together that these were the same author! I've had Uprooted on my TBR for awhile and been meaning to get to it, but I read this series ages ago and it never clicked with me that they were the same author.


Karishma (karishmanewar) When are we starting this?

I have just finished Uprooted and currently reading Spinning Silver!


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Lexi | 3103 comments I started this yesterday and read the first chapter.


Karishma (karishmanewar) Lexi wrote: "I started this yesterday and read the first chapter."

Great I will start too then!

Are you listening or reading?


Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments I just finish ch 1-2. I am finding this very enjoyable. Laurence is an admirable MC, tough when needed, intelligent, self-assured, ethical and sympathetic. Temeraire seems very intelligent right out of the egg, also curious and eager to learn, but not mean-spirited.


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Lexi | 3103 comments Karishma wrote: "Lexi wrote: "I started this yesterday and read the first chapter."

Great I will start too then!

Are you listening or reading?"


I am reading. You?


Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments Great. Glad you guys are starting. I probably won't get to it until tomorrow. But I'm definitely on board. :)


Deanna | 2959 comments I'm in! I got the book downloaded today and will start tomorrow.


Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments Deanna wrote: "I'm in! I got the book downloaded today and will start tomorrow."

Deanna - Don't know if you saw, but they got our thread set up for Discovery of Witches. Want to just start that one when we finish this one? :)


Karishma (karishmanewar) Lexi wrote: "Karishma wrote: "Lexi wrote: "I started this yesterday and read the first chapter."

Great I will start too then!

Are you listening or reading?"

I am reading. You?"


Reading too! But slowly, I mismanaged and now I have 3 BR's going on simultaneously!


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Lexi | 3103 comments I am half way done and also doing three BRs right now but one is an ongoing one due to it being a slow book.

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Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments finished ch 3
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Deanna | 2959 comments Shelby wrote: "Deanna wrote: "I'm in! I got the book downloaded today and will start tomorrow."

Deanna - Don't know if you saw, but they got our thread set up for Discovery of Witches. Want to just start that on..."


I'll probably just read a bit of each since we others doing both BRs as well.


Deanna | 2959 comments Finished part one this evening (Chapters 1 - 3)

Laurence - (view spoiler)

Temeraire - (view spoiler)

The air corps - (view spoiler)


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Lexi | 3103 comments Finished.

I enjoyed the book as a whole and will read the next one, though not immediately. The only other book I had read by this author was Uprooted, which was written 10 years later so it is clear that the author's voice matures and I look forward to seeing that occur across the series. (view spoiler)


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Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments ch 4-5
Am loving Temeraire and Laurence's bond. BFFs

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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments I'd forgotten how much I loved this book! It's just so well written. I got so wrapped up I'm already halfway through.

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Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments And done! There was no way I was putting this down and stopping. I'd forgotten so many of the details of this story only remembering broad sweeping ideas.

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Altogether this still holds up as one of my favorite books and I can't wait to continue the series.


Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments ch 6-9
This is such a different book from any other dragon story I have read. Really loving the characters and the various dragons.

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Deanna | 2959 comments Part two - Chapters 4 - 8

Laurence - (view spoiler)

Temeraire - (view spoiler)


Linda C (libladynylindac) | 820 comments ch 10-finish
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Deanna | 2959 comments Finished!

Battle - (view spoiler)

Temeraire - (view spoiler)

Overall, a great story! 5 stars for me.


Deanna | 2959 comments Linda C wrote: "ch 10-finish..."

RE: Temeraire - (view spoiler)


Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments Deanna wrote: "Linda C wrote: "ch 10-finish..."

RE: Temeraire - [spoilers removed]"


I agree. He's such a unique mind. He views things so differently, but always makes you think about things. :)


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Lexi | 3103 comments Anyone interested in the next one?


Deanna | 2959 comments Lexi wrote: "Anyone interested in the next one?"

I'm happy to read the next one. When would you be interested in starting?


Shelby (stang_lee) | 1195 comments I'd definitely be in as well. :)


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Lexi | 3103 comments Shelby wrote: "I'd definitely be in as well. :)"
I'm good pretty much whenever. I would need to request it from the library but Boston tends to be fairly quick. Do you want to wait and see how long TT is extended?


Deanna | 2959 comments How about the middle of next week? Either 7/24 or 7/25?


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Lexi | 3103 comments Deanna wrote: "How about the middle of next week? Either 7/24 or 7/25?"

I'm waiting on my copy but should have it by then. Do you want to request the BR?


Deanna | 2959 comments Lexi wrote: "Deanna wrote: "How about the middle of next week? Either 7/24 or 7/25?"

I'm waiting on my copy but should have it by then. Do you want to request the BR?"


Requested for the 24th.


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Lexi | 3103 comments Great, thanks


JanEyre9 Joining in for Team McGonagall,

Just started today, the audio is great so far. I love that Temeraire speaks, usually dragons are wild beasts in fantasy books so this is a nice change.


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Lexi | 3103 comments JanEyre9 wrote: "Joining in for Team McGonagall,

Just started today, the audio is great so far. I love that Temeraire speaks, usually dragons are wild beasts in fantasy books so this is a nice change."


Hope you enjoy it. I just started book 2 today.


JanEyre9 Ooh it must be good then! I'm towards the beginning of Part 2, I really like it so far. I love the relationship between Temeraire, and Laurence. Sigh, I want to fly like that.


JanEyre9 Part 4 - the harness (view spoiler)


JanEyre9 Shelby wrote: "I'd forgotten how much I loved this book! It's just so well written. I got so wrapped up I'm already halfway through.

I just adore Temeraire. He's such a unique personality and his bond with Laur..."


I want to give Levitas a hug!


Karishma (karishmanewar) I want to give Levitas a hug too!


JanEyre9 Finished! I loved the battle and Temeraire is such an incredible character. I enjoyed hearing his opinions and theories and seeing his complete loyalty to Laurence. (view spoiler)


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