jehnt
Temeraire 
10th-Mar-2009 10:16 pm

So I know I'm on vacation and should be doing things, but today while the family watched baseball spring training, I locked myself up in the resort with Naomi Novik's Temeraire series. I haven't enjoyed a newish book series in quite some time due to my pickiness, but I am really excited by this one. I was always skeptical about trying it because it was described as "historical fantasy," which sounds boring, but it has ships and dragons and battles and is superfun! I recommend it quite highly.

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11th-Mar-2009 05:45 am (UTC)
My book buddy Fergus was raving ecstatically about Book 1 of this series...then he said Book 2 was v. v. disappointing. Will be interested to hear what you think! I was very taken with his raving for Book 1, but am wary of committing to a whole series (!).
11th-Mar-2009 07:05 am (UTC)
I will report back when I've finished the second book. So far I'm liking it but it is quite different from the first. They all had four to four-and-a-half stars on amazon. According to [livejournal.com profile] naominovik you can download the first book free from ballantine's website or somewhere. In any case, the first book stands alone and is a fairly easy read so even if you aren't interested in the rest of the series, it's worth a look. Maybe I'll do more in-depth reviews later but for now all my Internet access is coming from my phone, which makes it difficult!
11th-Mar-2009 11:58 am (UTC)
Sounds right up my alley. I'll have to check it out. :]
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