Black powder war (Temeraire Book 3)

365 pages

English language

Published Feb. 24, 2006 by Ballantine Books.

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In the wake of their adventure in China, Captain Will Laurence of His Majesty's Aerial Corps and his dragon, Temeraire, are sent on a mission to protect three valuable dragon eggs on a trip back to England from the Ottoman Empire, but the vengeful Chinese dragon Lien allies herself with Napoleon to stop them.

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Black Powder War picks up almost exactly where Naomi Novik’s Throne of Jade left off. In this third entry in the Temeraire series, Laurence and Temeraire find themselves called to Istanbul for an important mission. This mission requires them to forego travel by sea and instead take the old silk road overland to their destination. Various adventures ensue.

Black Powder War, as the other books in the series, shines the most when the focus is on military tactics and aerial combat as well as when the relationship between Laurence and Temeraire takes center stage. There are several scenes throughout this novel that continue to grow the relationship between the dragon and his captain. In particular, the question of the treatment of dragons in England (and much of the world) creates tension between the two. China has shown Temeraire that dragons can be treated equally with humans and now desires that …

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  • Great Britain. -- Royal Navy -- Officers -- Fiction.
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Fiction.
  • Dragons -- Fiction.
  • Revenge -- Fiction.
  • Voyages and travels -- Fiction.
  • Istanbul (Turkey) -- Fiction.
  • England -- Fiction.