Empire of Ivory: A Novel of Temeraire by Naomi Novik

Empire of Ivory: A Novel of Temeraire

byNaomi Novik

Kobo ebook | September 25, 2007

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“A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon.”
–The New York Times

“Enthralling reading–it’s like Jane Austen playing Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon’s Christopher Paolini.”
–Time, on His Majesty’s Dragon

Tragedy has struck His Majesty’s Aerial Corps, whose magnificent fleet of fighting dragons and their human captains valiantly defend England’s shores against the encroaching armies of Napoleon Bonaparte. An epidemic of unknown origin and no known cure is decimating the noble dragons’ ranks– forcing the hopelessly stricken into quarantine. Now only Temeraire and a pack of newly recruited dragons remain uninfected–and stand as the only means of an airborne defense against France’s ever bolder sorties.
Bonaparte’s dragons are already harrowing Britain’s ships at sea. Only one recourse remains: Temeraire and his captain, Will Laurence, must take wing to Africa, whose shores may hold the cure to the mysterious and deadly contagion. On this mission there is no time to waste, and no telling what lies in store beyond the horizon or for those left behind to wait, hope, and hold the line.

“A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy.”
–Entertainment Weekly, on His Majesty’s Dragon

“A thrilling fantasy . . . All hail Naomi Novik.”
–The Washington Post Book World, on His Majesty’s Dragon

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Victory of Eagles.

Title:Empire of Ivory: A Novel of TemeraireFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 25, 2007Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345502337

ISBN - 13:9780345502339

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Poor sick dragons :( Awesome 4th installment. Gets a little sad as the dragons have come down with a sickness. Tears aside tho, spectacular book! Once again, highly recommended!
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awe Inspiring The fourth book in the series involving the dragon Temeraire and his rider and best friend Laurence. With all the dragons in Britain sick, it falls to them to travel to Africa to uncover the cure as Temeraire was somehow inoculated from past travels there. Facing danger at every turn and a potentially deadly seperation from each other they must fight the odds and believe in each other. Then upon their return they must make decisions that go against Laurence's very nature of military honor and obediance. Yet as they have always done in the past they followed their hearts and set out to save all the dragons of the world. I recommend this book very strongly, it will keep the reader captivated from start to finish and leave you wanting more.
Date published: 2012-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Page turner! What a great book! I absolutely loved His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder war, so, as has been said before, I had high expectations for this book. I was very happy with the experience. What a writer this Novik is! And it sets the tone for a fifth book. Does anyone know what that is going to be called? anyway, AMAZING BOOK!
Date published: 2008-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sequel to the series! First off, my expectation for this book was really high. The 3rd book had finished on an incredible cliffhanger, and this book resumed right in the middle of the action. It took me a few chapters to really get going while I remembered all the previous books, but once started, the book is really hard to put down! The ending is unlike any of the other books, can't wait for the next ones!
Date published: 2008-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Returns Captivated by "His Majesty's Dragon", the first novel in this series, and happy but less than captivated by the (rushed) second and third, I was very pleased to find "Empire of Ivory" a thoroughly absorbing page-turner. Back to what she does best, developing relationships between characters, in particular the charming Temeraire and his Captain Laurence, Naomi Novik proves herself a sensitive and engaging novelist. I hope her publisher continues to give her the time and space to develop this series properly.
Date published: 2007-10-12