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Victory of Eagles is the fifth novel in the Temeraire alternate history/fantasy series by American author Naomi Novik. The series follows the actions of William Laurence and his dragon, Temeraire.

Victory of Eagles is the fifth novel in the Temeraire alternate history/fantasy series by American author Naomi Novik. The book was released in hardcover in North America and the United Kingdom by Voyager Books on July 8, 2008. As the novel begins, William Laurence is gaoled aboard HMS Goliath, imprisoned against Temeraire's good behavior.

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Victory of Eagles The fifth book in the Temeraire series Naomi Novik For Dr. Sonia Novik, who gave this book a home I Chapter 1 THE BREEDING GROUNDS were called Pen Y Fan, after the hard, jagged slash of the mountain at their heart, like an ax-blade, rimed with ice along its edge and rising barren over the moorlands: a cold, wet Welsh autumn already, coming on towards winter, and the other dragons sleepy and remote. Читать онлайн Victory of Eagles. For Dr. Sonia Novik, who gave this book a home.

Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty’s Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory, Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold, and Blood of Tyrants, the first eight volumes of the Temeraire series. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and has won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as the Locus Award for Best New Writer and the Compton Crook Award for Best First Novel.

All hail Naomi Novik. The book also took a good twist, starting to tell the story from Temeraire point of view which is well written and upgrade Temeraire from a sidekick character to a major one. The Washington Post Book World BACK PANEL (cont’d)VICTORY OF EAGLESSUMMER 2008 (HC). Novik’s influences run the gamut from Jane Austen to Patrick O’Brian, with a side trip through Anne McCaffrey. All in all it is a good book in the series and well written.

Victory of Eagles book. It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of Naomi Novik's triumphant debut, His Majesty's Dragon, introduced a dynamic new pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Now in the latest novel, they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.

For Dr. Temeraire had hunted out and cleared a large cavern, on his arrival, to sleep in; but it would be damp, no matter what he did in the way of lining it with grass, or flapping his wings to move the air, which in any case did not suit his instinctive notions of dignity: much better to endure every unpleasantness with stoic patience, although.

Victory of Eagles (Temeraire is a Fantasy novel by Naomi Novik. Naomi Novik's triumphant debut, His Majesty's Dragon, introduced a dynamic new pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service - and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason.

The fifth instalment of the New York Times bestselling series, Temeraire. Laurence waits to be hanged as a traitor to the Crown, and Temeraire is confined to the breeding grounds as Napoleon invades Britain, and takes London. Laurence and Temeraire have betrayed the British. They have foiled their attempts to inflict death upon the French dragons by sharing the cure they found in Africa with their enemy. But following their conscience has a price. Laurence feels he must return to face the consequences, and as soon as they land they are taken into custody

Separated and condemned by their own allies, Laurence and Temeraire face the deadly onslaught of Napoleon’s armies. Laurence and Temeraire embark for Brazil, only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that leave the dragons and their human friends forced to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Inca empire.

For Britain, conditions are grim: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective is the occupation of London. Unfortunately, the dragon Temeraire has been removed from military service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon’s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain’s scattered resistance forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before–for king and country, and for their own liberty.

Comments: (7)

Enone
Far better than Book 4, Empire of Ivory, this book deals with the consequences of Lawrence's and Temeraire's choices at the end of that book, and takes both characters into realms beyond military considerations.

There are brief passages referring to the atrocities of war, including some of the more personal violence. The combat violence is about the same as previous books in the series, but the personal violence is specific enough that parents or sensitive readers should be aware, even though it is less than a paragraph. It is nothing compared to George R.R. Martin's writing.

I highly recommend this book, especially to anyone who might consider quitting the series after reading Empire of Ivory.
Bine
While the previous books somehow had connection to real history, this book take a different path.
While in Wikipedia it claims: "Napoleon's planned invasion of the United Kingdom at the start of the War of the Third Coalition, although never carried out..." this book is all about the invasion. So if you were still looking for a real history with the added twist of dragoons, this is not for you.

The book also took a good twist, starting to tell the story from Temeraire point of view which is well written and upgrade Temeraire from a sidekick character to a major one.

All in all it is a good book in the series and well written.
Agalas
I am loving this series! This book is the darkest of the series so far. Will Laurence has been convicted of treason, and is condemned to hang. However, to keep his valuable - and dangerous - dragon cooperative, the sentence has been postponed. Then, when Napoleon invades, Will and Temeraire are asked to fight for Britain. Hoping to earn a pardon, Will gets suckered into some very dirty work. As always, the human drama is excellent. And Temeraire continues to push the dragon/human status quo. However, I could not help noticing that the last third or so of the book missed out on proofreading. It is littered with misplaced commas, awkward phrasings, and missing words! What happened?
Clever
I especially liked the treatment of Napoleon in this novel -- larger than life, the master of the grand gesture, etc.

As with all books in the series, the story mixes historical military fiction elements (Sharp's rifles, master and commander, etc.), adventure novel elements, and fantasy tropes. And it does so really well.

Ms. Novik clearly has a better understanding of this historical period than I do. One of her challenges (self-imposed, but righteous) was to include racial minorities, women, etc. in a meaningful way into a narrative set in a historical period where they might otherwise be invisible or absent. She does so with consummate skill, naturally, and in a manner which enhances her storytelling rather than drawing attention to their presence for the sake of being present.

Great stuff, highly recommended.
Raelin
Fantasy series that go beyond three can easily get repetitive, but this fifth book about Temeraire and his human captain, Will Laurence, was interesting enough to keep me reading, if not quite as good as book 4. Temeraire and Laurence are separated for a good chunk of the book, so this book had a lot more focus on the dragons. Extending themes she has been exploring in the other novels in the series, the author really takes time here to show the dragons as intelligent, thinking beings in their own right. As the dragons discuss things amongst themselves, it is refreshing that they don't all agree, and also that they don't agree with the orders of their human "superiors." They make mistakes and learn from these mistakes (sometimes). Also, since Napoleon invades Britain early on in the action, this book features more military battles than in any one of the Temeraire novels since "His Majesty's Dragon." Describing skirmishes and battles well is not an easy thing, and of course Novik has her work cut out for her because not only is she postulating how Napoleon would have gone about occupying London, but also she must imagine how aerial battles between the French and the British would have been fought in the early 1800s. A worthy entry in the Temeraire canon.
Akinozuru
I absolutely love this book. It has been my favorite of the Temeraire books so far. Laurence and Temeraire are separated for the first part of the book. We get to see chapters from Temeraire's point of view, which I thought was a welcomed change. When they reunite, they're on a mission to hold Napoleon's forces back from invading England.

Highly recommended.
Vishura
This was another fun read in the series, but not my favorite. There were some sections told from Temeraire's point-of-view, which was nice, but for some reason the plot lacked tension for me. I never really worried about Laurence being punished for his actions in the previous book, because he was reunited with Temeraire pretty early on. And who's going to take on an intelligent and possessive dragon when all the dragons are on his side? I also started to get overwhelmed with the number of dragon names and I feel like I'm losing track of some of those who were closer to Temeraire at the outset of the series. However, there are more subplots going on with the dragons, since the government is forced to pay attention to them as individual thinking beings. I did enjoy the book, and Iskierka is also obnoxiously funny. I just suppose I had hoped for more redemption for Laurence in this story, but maybe that lack will make for a more satisfying story later in the series.
Like all the Temeraire books, this one is very good, but not as good as most of the others in the series so far. Novik's Temeraire books should be read as a series, from the first through all those she has published so far in order--each one ends as a cliff-hanger. She's still writing them--I'm on the 8th, I think. and will soon finish it and be ready for the next, which I believe is in process.
Victory of Eagles (Temeraire) download epub
Fantasy
Author: Naomi Novik
ISBN: 0345512251
Category: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Del Rey; Reprint edition (May 19, 2009)