(79) Victory of Eagles //Bookish Blurb

Image result for Victory of Eagles by Naomi NovikVictory of Eagles by Naomi Novik

This is the fifth book in the Temeraire series. I thought this was the last one but I was most wrong.

In this book Laurence and Temeraire face the consequences of their actions and fight the French and Napoleon. Continue reading “(79) Victory of Eagles //Bookish Blurb”

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(77) Empire of Ivory // Bookish Blurb

Temeraire #4: Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik (2007, Mass Market Paperback)Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

This is book four in the Temeraire series.

In this book they are back in England but there all the dragons have caught a terrible disease and Temeraire is sent to Africa to try to find a cure. Continue reading “(77) Empire of Ivory // Bookish Blurb”

(72)Black Powder War // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Black Powder War by Naomi NovikBlack Powder War by Naomi Novik

This is book three in the Temeraire series. Unfortunately I am scheduling these posts so far in advance that I can’t link you to the previous books but I’m sure you can find them if you try.

In this book we follow Temeraire and his crew as they travel from China back to England. However they are caught up on a different mission that delays them and then Nepoleon is there to stop them at every turn. Also the trip to China has made a new enemy for them. One whom they truely should fear. Continue reading “(72)Black Powder War // Bookish Blurb”

(70) Throne of Jade // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Throne of Jade by Naomi NovikThrone of Jade by Naomi Novik

This is the sequel to His Majesty’s Dragon and in it we follow Laurence and Temeraire as they journey to China and struggle to stay together. The Chinese have discovered that the egg ended up in British hands and they are not happy with the situation. Thus the English must try to appease the Chinese (so that they don’t support the French) without separating Laurence and Temeraire (so maybe most people don’t consider that a huge goal but the two of them definitely do). Continue reading “(70) Throne of Jade // Bookish Blurb”

(68) His Majesty’s Dragon // Bookish Blurb

Image result for His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi NovikHis Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik

Reading Spinning Silver reminded me that Naomi Novik wrote this series as well. I remember reading it a while ago and liking it so I wanted to read it again.

Basically this series is set during the Napoleonic Wars (which I know very little about) except that there are dragons. In this book an English Naval Captain seizes a dragon egg from a French ship. The dragon hatches on his boat and bonds with him. Thus he has to give up his naval career and join the Aerial Corps where he and Temeraire (the dragon) learn to fight the war from the sky. Continue reading “(68) His Majesty’s Dragon // Bookish Blurb”

(66) In the Labyrinth of Drakes // Bookish Blurb

Image result for In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie BrennanIn the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

This is book four in the Lady Trent series and like the previous books, I loved it.

This book builds a lot off of the previous book (with similar characters as well as the political plots building off of each other). In this book Isabella and Tom are sent into the desert to learn how to breed dragons. Once again we are introduced to a different culture and country although this time it feels like we didn’t actually get to know them that well. Instead, they spend a lof of time with their own military. Continue reading “(66) In the Labyrinth of Drakes // Bookish Blurb”

(65) The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two // Bookish Blurb

Image result for The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M ValenteThe Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M Valente

This is book… three(?) in the Fairyland series and I have to say I just wasn’t feeling it. Again, September gets whisked off to Fairyland and lands in a different part than before (this time the moon). Also this time she gets to take a car with her. Continue reading “(65) The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two // Bookish Blurb”

(64) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK RowlingHarry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling

I wasn’t loving the book I was reading (you’ll see what book next) so I went back and continued rereading Harry Potter again.

If you did not know, this is book three in the series and thus follows Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts. This year is all centered around Sirius Black, a criminal on the loose who is out to kill Harry Potter…or is he? Continue reading “(64) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban // Bookish Blurb”

(63) Voyage of the Basilisk // Bookish Blurb

Image result for Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie BrennanVoyage of the Basalisk by Marie Brennan

This is book three in the Lady Trent series. See my review for book one HERE.

So the series has started to feel a bit formulaic. Like she goes on a trip to a new place and studies dragons and then comes home… again. That being said, so far each trip has been very different. On this journey they are on a boat most of the time. Also she brings her son with her (this was probably one of my favorite aspects of her journey – I seem to really enjoy watching her be a mother since she’s so unlike other ‘typical’ mothers). Continue reading “(63) Voyage of the Basilisk // Bookish Blurb”