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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. 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 most a 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?

From the Hardcover edition.


In His Majesty's Service: Three Novels of Temeraire (His Majesty's Service, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War)
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Dragons, ships,Seas battles, what's not to like
May 7th, 2015
If you are a fan of books with dragon, alternate history fiction, or just a good old fashion sea battle. You should love this series. Naomi takes you to the seas of a Napoleonic era world. Where dragons are not a flight of fiction or myth but are very real. Where battles are won by the side with the best dragon battle group. Dragons and men ( and some women) bond when the shell breaks to become part their countries air force. So what do you do if you are the second son of a British Lord who has rebelled against a life in the church by running away to join his majesty's Navy. You've worked hard and are the Captain of a fine ship. Finally able to approach the love of your life with an offer of marriage. Then you defeat of French vessel and find her hole a dragon egg, which is about to hatch. Suddenly the life, the future you envisioned is all gone... And you are face with a very different destiny . All because of a black dragon you name Temeraire. This three novel set will take you along on the adventure which spans the seven seas and leave you wanting more. The good news is that Naomi has continued to the adventure which only gets better the more you read. By only problem is that I don't live in this alternate world. Like I said at the beginning Dragons, battleships, seas battles, all the things I like best. Can I go and live in Temeraire's world, pretty please.
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A great read!
October 13th, 2013
A great omnibus edition!
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September 18th, 2013
If you are looking for a new series this omnibus is the way to go. Three books in one, filled with action, adventure and dragons set in the middle of the Napoleonic war. Ask yourself, what if dragons were used as airplanes instead? What if they had the same intelligence as you and I but had been conditioned to believe that they were lesser creatures? And what if one started to ask questions? These books will not disappoint.
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August 21st, 2013
I loved the story couldnt stop reading
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