His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik

His Majesty's Dragon

Temeraire #1

Naomi Novik

356 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction fantasy historical adventurous medium-paced
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Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors ride mighty fighting dragons, bred for size or speed. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes the precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate...

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Community Reviews Summary of 11,713 reviews

Moods

adventurous 98%
emotional 29%
lighthearted 24%
funny 20%
tense 17%
hopeful 14%
inspiring 10%
challenging 6%
relaxing 6%
informative 4%
mysterious 4%
reflective 4%
sad 3%
dark 2%

Pace

medium 62%
fast 21%
slow 16%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 51% | Plot: 25% | Character: 21%

Strong character development?

Yes: 74% | No: 15% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 92% | It's complicated: 4% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 17% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 68% | Yes: 15% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.05

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