Victory of Eagles: Book Five of Temeraire

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Victory of Eagles is the fifth book in the Temeraire series and is just as excellent as any of the other books about Laurence and his dragon, Temeraire. The series is set in an alternative history with a draconian element to the military, the Aerial Corps. At the start of the book, Bonaparte invades England and Laurence, the duty-bound military Captain of the Chinese dragon Temeraire, is arrested for an ethical act of treason.

The novel as a whole is centered on military action, ethics, and the proper treatment of dragons. All the books in the series are amazing, so a library or high-school should own all of them. Because these books are well worth re-reading, any teenaged or adult dragon-lover should purchase the entire series.

Being some of the best dragon books since Anne McCaffery’s Dragonriders of Pern, I recommend Victory of Eagles and the other Temeraire novels to any teen or adult who loves dragons. Being historically inspired fiction, I recommend these books to adults and teens who enjoy novels that give an unusual perspective on history.

Victory of Eagles is a fun novel, and like everything else Naomi Novik writes, it is well-written. If you love dragons, read this book! (Well, read the entire series, starting at the beginning. Starting with the fifth book ruins it.)

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Author Naomi Novik
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Random House Worlds
Publish Date 12-Jul-2022
ISBN 9780593359587
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Issue November 2022
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy