Topic “Dragons”

Rated: 4/5

Empire of Ivory by Naomi Novik

Empire of Ivory is the fourth book in the Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik, and literally picks up where book three left off. Far from a happy homecoming, Captain Will Laurence and dragon Temeraire discover an epidemic is ravaging the Aerial Corps. As one of the few healthy dragon teams left, if falls to Laurence and Temeraire to search out a cure ... a search taking them to Africa: the dark continent.

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Maleficent at the Pub

It's been a while since we've had a dragon sighting. And it's Friday. So meet Maleficent:

Maleficent at the pub

Maleficent was part of a special DVD pre-order promotion for Sleeping Beauty and came my way because of a favour I did for a friend buying said DVD. It may appear like she (Maleficent, not the friend) is attacking that poor little Irish Pub, an Irish Pub carrying Guinness on tap I hasten to add, but what you don't know is some cretin has just ordered a Coors Lite; a mistake he may not be able to make again after Maleficent finishes talking with him. She takes her beer very seriously.

More Beastiary - Three Heads Are Better Than One

This "trio" arrived at Christmas time.

3 Headed Dragon

This dragon has a secret, it's also a puppet. Look Mom, I'm a dragon proctologist!

New Beastiary Additions

I got this bad boy for my birthday last year and have been meaning to post a picture.

Dragon Pic

That sword is a letter opener and woe to the letter that resists! When the dragon lets me use it, that is.

Dragony Goodness: The Temeraire Series

His Majesty's Dragon Cover Thrown of Jade Cover Cover Black Powder War
This Christmas a friend gave me the three books currently making up the Temeraire Series: His Majesty's Dragon, Throne of Jade, and Black Powder War. They're by Naomi Novik, a relatively new author and former computer game designer. I've written a brief review: http://www.digitaldoodles.com/article/naomi-noviks-temeraire-series. In a nutshell, I really enjoyed them.

Turns out my friend and I aren't the only ones who enjoyed these books. Peter Jackson liked the series so much he's optioned them: Lord of fantasy: Jackson eyeing 'Temeraire'. I sure hope this movie gets made and spawns lots of sequels!

As I eagerly wait for the next book in the series, A Brazen Armament (That's the working title, in any event), the books have now begun circulation among my friends. I might even get them back. Someday.

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