“Invigorating . . . filled with spectacle . . . Naomi Novik has not sounded a wrong note yet in this sweeping, lustrous saga. . . . [This is] a glorious series whose future status as a genre classic is now assured.”—SF Reviews
“Engrossing . . . sheer page-turning excitement.”—Booklist
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About the Author
Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade
, Black Powder War
, and Empire of Ivory
, the first four volumes of the Temeraire series, recently optioned by Peter Jackson, the Academy Award—winning director of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. A history buff with a particular interest in the Napoleonic era, Novik studied English literature at Brown University, then did graduate work in computer science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide. Novik lives in New York City with her husband and six computers.