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Summary

With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times best-selling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other. Now, with League of Dragons, Novik brings the imaginative tour-de-force that has captivated millions to an unforgettable finish.

Napoleon’s invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force, and he’ll soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive.

While the emperor regroups, the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for all - if internal struggles and petty squabbles don’t tear them apart. 

Aware of his weakened position, Napoleon has promised the dragons of every country - and the ferals, loyal only to themselves - vast new rights and powers if they fight under his banner. It is an offer eagerly embraced from Asia to Africa - and even by England, whose dragons have long rankled at their disrespectful treatment.

But Laurence and his faithful dragon soon discover that the wily Napoleon has one more gambit at the ready - one that that may win him the war, and the world.

©2019 Naomi Novik (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"These are beautifully written novels, not only fresh, original and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart." (Peter Jackson)

"Novik won me over with her first novel...the combination of military history, sympathetic characters, and engaging style makes this series great, intelligent fun." (The Times)

"Plenty of intrigue, swordplay, exotic locations, plausible invention. In short a treat." (The Telegraph

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Dissapointing end to an epic

I love this series, but sadly this last book was way to rushed. I could feel it from the beginning that Novik was trying to wrap it all up, but the universe is so vast that it is not possible for one book alone to make this satisfactory. I'm quite sad and dissapointed that the author made such a bungle of this last book. It's a real shame she could not have the patience to stretch the end over two volumes.

I do respect that ending such a vast project could not be in any way easy, but having devoured every other Novik book on audible I know she could have done better.

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Love it!

It's a fantastic series. Doesn't get better than this series if you like fantasy this is one of the best

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Loved the whole series and the dragons

An unlikely premise but great story telling, well written and excellent narration plus a trip around the world.

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A fitting end to a wonderful series

As with the rest of the series, the voice acting and story is outstanding, I never got bored due to excellent pacing that leaves the unnecessary out and gives thrilling twists throughout.

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Fantastic series, very sad to have finished

It's been a companion for months, this series, all of it. Loved it, entirely.

Beautiful characterisation. I loved the way she explores the world through these characters and makes it clear who and what they are and are about.

I've more to add, for a later edit. Just wanted this review up soonest.

Also love the voices by Simon Vance!

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Absolutely Fantastic

Great writing and great characters by Naomi Novik and great performance from Simon Vance absolutely fantastic has my brain thinking how would the later wars of our world played out had there been dragons

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  • 15-08-19

Good but could be better

I like the series, but not the best book in it. Got closure, but a little lame ending.

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  • Efrat Kotzer Hassid
  • 24-04-21

Real grand finale

This last volume of the series took me on an emotional roller coaster.
From Novik's standalones I was ready for any kind of ending, and I wasn't disappointed.
The book reminded me of some favorite quotes and scenes from other favorite books, which added to my enjoyment.
Have fun!

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  • 22-04-20

Slighly dissapointing end to a good series

The first book in this series is the best. Some later ones are good, but none measure up.

This book closes the serie and leaves me wishing for a more fitting end. Tha being said, if you know the historical characters, this might be the best outcome possible for all sides...