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Naomi Novik - In His Majesty’s Service - grim oak press

Regular price $440.00

Author: Naomi Novik
Artist: Daniel Govar

    •    Stamp-signed by Naomi Novik and signed by Daniel Govar
    •    Dust jacket
    •    Leather-bound: foiled boards
    •    10 full-color interior plates
    •    Satin ribbon sewn into binding
    •    60# high-quality paper used
    •    Up to 1000 copies available for pre-order

Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestselling 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.

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?

Note: What does stamp-signed mean? It means Naomi uses a stamp to sign the signature pages. She's been doing this a while when she feels like there is need due to a medical issue in her signing wrist. This is definitely one of those times given the hardship signing so many books would entail.