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In His Majesty's Service: Three Novels of Temeraire

His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War
Narrated by: Simon Vens
Series: The Temeraire Series, Book 1-3
Length: 30 hrs and 32 mins
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Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times best-selling Temeraire series, combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era, the thrill of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books, and the excitement of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures. In His Majesty’s Service also includes an exclusive original Temeraire short story.

Capt. Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring a most unusual cargo - an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s history.

Thrust into England’s Aerial Corps, Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent on breaching British soil. But the pair has more than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon - Temeraire himself - has fallen into British hands. The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East, a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue. From England’s shores to China’s palaces, from the Silk Road’s outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland, Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries around the globe. But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?

©2012 Naomi Novik (P)2019 Naomi Novik

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Missing a chapter in book 3

Story and performance are fantastic, I have the paper books and was enjoying the audible version greatly. But chapter 2 is repeated in the first book, and chapter 3 (ch 37) is almost entirely missing in the third book. Error when putting together the recording. Needs to be fixed.

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  • Angel
  • 21-09-20

Incomplete

This book was incomplete. I will be returning this one and will purchase them separately.

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  • Amelia W.
  • 05-10-20

Missing parts

I like this series, however this compilation is missing large chunks of the story, mostly at the end of chapters

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  • Nathan
  • 26-09-20

good but missing a part

about an hour and a half is missing from book 3 including the ending of the book and about twenty minutes repeats in book 1. the story itself is very good, solid historical fiction with dragons, but this rendition of it borders on false advertisement. the dragons are quite funny in how they look on life, very little is as fun as a stiff upper lip British officer being told he can't go on dangerous espionage missions because his loving dragon is worried about him. An excellent tale of friendship, battle, intrigue, adventure and dragons. but you are better off getting the individual books instead unless you trying to stretch your audible credits