Thursday, January 31, 2008

Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

Damn this woman! A cliffhanger? A cliffhanger!

heh At least the next book is due out this year.

In Empire of Ivory, Captain Laurence and Temeraire journey to Africa in search of a cure for a consumptive disease that has struck the dragons of Britain. As you might imagine this brings the issues of slavery and abolition front and center. To paraphrase my wife 'the societal norms that Laurence has always accepted before wither in the face of the simple truths of Temeraire's perspective.'

Love these books so much. Highly recommended. The audio books from Audible.com are tremendous and the reader gives weight to the story with his beautiful accent and excellent characterizations.
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