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Download His Majesty's Dragon reader Ï 356 pages Å Naomi Novik ☆ ❮Ebook❯ ➧ His Majesty's Dragon Author Naomi Novik – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons bred for size or sAerial 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 2718 ON SALE for 299 by Rabid ReadsThis isn't my first Novik read In fact the whole reason I finally got on with reading HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON is bc I read and absolutely adored Uprooted But UPROOTED isn't being released until May so this is the first Novik review I've postedSame and not the same people Same and not the sameMeet Will Laurence Laurence is a Captain in the British Navy He is a perfect gentlemen He is ostentatiously dull And while there is significant character growth throughout the book it is completely in regards to the small mindedness that comes with his gentleman status having no impact whatsoever on the dull dull dullness of his disposition And maybe this is irrelevant and maybe it isn't I don't know What I do know is that bc I have James Norrington in my head every time Laurence is on the page and that's pretty much all the time all I can think is Why on earth would you write a Norrington like character when you could write a Will Turner or Jack Sparrow type character instead Especially when the Norrington type character has a DRAGON Bc really What would Norrington do with a dragonFunnily enough I now feel ualified to answer that uestion not muchThat's not to say it didn't have its moments Obviously it did Bc dragon Temeraire was probably my favorite part of the book BUT I couldn’t completely enjoy his character bc Novik states early on that Chinese dragons are bred for intelligence and after establishing that fact uses him to spout insightful and ahead of his time political ideals BUT For an insightful character to be perceived as insightful for me anyway he needs to be spouting universal truths timeless wisdoms or exposing easily overlooked but once pointed out clear flaws in a majority mindset All Temeraire does is say things like Some of the laws which I have heard make very little sense and I do not know that I would obey them if it were not to oblige you It seems to me that if you wish to apply laws to us it were only reasonable to consult us on them and from what you have read to me about Parliament I do not think any dragons are invited to go there Which yes is amusing but not particularly clever I also enjoyed Laurence’s pragmatic observations which were uietly humorous and made me snicker at regular intervals Like when it’s discovered that the dragon egg they acuired will hatch before reaching land and one of the crew will have to bond with the hatchling meaning that he'll be forced to leave the respectable Navy to join the disreputable Dragon Aviators Laurence is determined—as any gentleman would be—to proceed in all fairness though if Fanshawe had not spoken in so unbecoming a way Laurence would have liked to keep Carver out of it as he knew the boy had a poor head for heights which struck him as a grave impediment for an aviator snickersBut regular though those intervals were they were not enough to overwhelm the blah Most of the blah was the result of Laurence's stodginess but while it's one thing to accurately reflect the attitudes of the period in which a book is set it's uite another to tacitly endorse themview spoiler Laurence bowed to them both though he had a sense of awkwardness for the first occasion since he had grown used to Harcourt She was leaning with no appearance of consciousness against Choiseul's shoulder and he was looking down at her with undisguised warmth; she was uite young after all and Laurence could not help feeling the absence of any suitable chaperoneShe was young And in need Of a chaperone flares nostrilsThe suggestion is bad enough but when Harcourt was indeed taken advantage of by the dastardly Choiseul thus justifying Laurence's backward thinking frowns hide spoiler

His Majesty's DragonAerial 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 2718 ON SALE for 299 by Rabid ReadsThis isn't my first Novik read In fact the whole reason I finally got on with reading HIS MAJESTY'S DRAGON is bc I read and absolutely adored Uprooted But UPROOTED isn't being released until May so this is the first Novik review I've postedSame and not the same people Same and not the sameMeet Will Laurence Laurence is a Captain in the British Navy He is a perfect gentlemen He is ostentatiously dull And while there is significant character growth throughout the book it is completely in regards to the small mindedness that comes with his gentleman status having no impact whatsoever on the dull dull dullness of his disposition And maybe this is irrelevant and maybe it isn't I don't know What I do know is that bc I have James Norrington in my head every time Laurence is on the page and that's pretty much all the time all I can think is Why on earth would you write a Norrington like character when you could write a Will Turner or Jack Sparrow type character instead Especially when the Norrington type character has a DRAGON Bc really What would Norrington do with a dragonFunnily enough I now feel ualified to answer that uestion not muchThat's not to say it didn't have its moments Obviously it did Bc dragon Temeraire was probably my favorite part of the book BUT I couldn’t completely enjoy his character bc Novik states early on that Chinese dragons are bred for intelligence and after establishing that fact uses him to spout insightful and ahead of his time political ideals BUT For an insightful character to be perceived as insightful for me anyway he needs to be spouting universal truths timeless wisdoms or exposing easily overlooked but once pointed out clear flaws in a majority mindset All Temeraire does is say things like Some of the laws which I have heard make very little sense and I do not know that I would obey them if it were not to oblige you It seems to me that if you wish to apply laws to us it were only reasonable to consult us on them and from what you have read to me about Parliament I do not think any dragons are invited to go there Which yes is amusing but not particularly clever I also enjoyed Laurence’s pragmatic observations which were uietly humorous and made me snicker at regular intervals Like when it’s discovered that the dragon egg they acuired will hatch before reaching land and one of the crew will have to bond with the hatchling meaning that he'll be forced to leave the respectable Navy to join the disreputable Dragon Aviators Laurence is determined—as any gentleman would be—to proceed in all fairness though if Fanshawe had not spoken in so unbecoming a way Laurence would have liked to keep Carver out of it as he knew the boy had a poor head for heights which struck him as a grave impediment for an aviator snickersBut regular though those intervals were they were not enough to overwhelm the blah Most of the blah was the result of Laurence's stodginess but while it's one thing to accurately reflect the attitudes of the period in which a book is set it's uite another to tacitly endorse themview spoiler Laurence bowed to them both though he had a sense of awkwardness for the first occasion since he had grown used to Harcourt She was leaning with no appearance of consciousness against Choiseul's shoulder and he was looking down at her with undisguised warmth; she was uite young after all and Laurence could not help feeling the absence of any suitable chaperoneShe was young And in need Of a chaperone flares nostrilsThe suggestion is bad enough but when Harcourt was indeed taken advantage of by the dastardly Choiseul thus justifying Laurence's backward thinking frowns hide spoiler

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His Majesty's Dragon ð Rash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle For as France’s own dragon borne forces rally His Majesty's PDFEPUB or to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire I'm amazed at how many people enjoyed this book The premise is fascinating and extremely creative And for that it avoids a single star Otherwise the characters are bland there is minuscule character development to speak of and THERE ARE NO REAL CONFLICTS Every conflict is conveniently tied up with no trade offs This isn't fantasy it's day dream By far the most amusing portion of the book is the conversations between Laurence the protagonist and Temeraire the dragon amusing to the sheer ridiculousness of its romantic triteness Temeraire may have intelligence that surpasses Nobel Prize winners but he has the emotional uotient of a peanutRead this book only if you want pure saccharine fluff text µ His Majesty's Dragon ´ Naomi Novik

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Naomi Novik ´ His Majesty's Dragon pdf 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 c I wasn't expecting much when I picked up His Majesty's Dragon To tell the truth if I'd seen it in a bookstore I wouldn't have picked it up But it was recommended to me by a reliable source as a better alternative to Eragon and it was a historical fantasy set during the Napoleonic Wars I figured I'd give it a try I didn't regret itI don't love this book because Naomi Novik's writing style is eual to that of Tolkien I don't love this book because it's perfect in every way indeed some of the subplots were rather weak and should have been changed or cut out altogether Rather I love this book because Naomi Novik took a boring cliche idea and put on a spin on it that's so brilliant and yet mind bogglingly obvious I have to wonder why in the world someone hadn't thought of it beforeIn all of the previous dragonrider books I'd read there was always one rider One lone human on a dragon the size of a house And somehow that was supposed to be special and sensible and realistic But no if a dragon is that large then why is there only one rider Why can't there be Having one rider on a dragon is like putting one passenger on a plane that could potentially carry fiftyAnd that's where Naomi Novik takes the Temeraire series Her fight scenes aren't one on one affairs they're all out aerial battles fought with crew members dangling precariously from leather harnesses forced to make the best of inaccurate rifles It's true the captain has a special relationship with his or her dragon but there's the distinct feeling of a team that the captain would really be nowhere without the support of a crew behind him What's Novik makes the battles work they're clearly planned out and make sense in a historical contextThe main characters are also unusually engaging Laurence as a former naval captain who accidentally stumbles upon a dragon egg is plunged into a branch of the military completely unlike the one in which he's served and his confusion and stiffness are only to be expected While his stubbornness and sense of propriety are on occasion mildly irritating his reactions to elements of the Aerial Corps are only natural given his character And Temeraire the dragon that hatches from the egg Laurence discovers is than a mere sentient ship his naive inuisitive personality is adorably appealing and the political views he develops at times contrast sharply with those of LaurenceAnd then there's the matter of the main villain there is none There's no evil overlord to face no Dark Lord Napoleon who tries to foil Laurence's and Temeraire's plans at every turn In fact despite the fact that the book is from a strictly British point of view Novik portrays Napoleon fairly and his character only grows sympathetic as the series goes on Napoleon doesn't even make an appearance during the first book it's just the British Aerial Corps versus the French Armee de l'Air It's a lovely change; as the battles grow steadily climactic one gets the feeling that they're in a war against other dragon crews just like theirs not fighting some unseen maniacLike I said His Majesty's Dragon isn't perfect The subplot with Choiseul is ultimately disappointing in its resolution and Laurence's love interest is perilously close to a Mary Sue and should have been cut thankfully there's a lot less of her in the following books Still it's a refreshingly original spin on an overused idea and all in all a very good read