His Majesty's Dragon

  • by Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by David Thorn
  • 6 hrs and 21 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain's defense by taking to the skies - not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons. When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo - an unhatched dragon egg - fate sweeps Captain Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature.
Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France's own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte's boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.


What the Critics Say

"Delightful...Novik seamlessly blends fantasy into the history of the Napoleonic wars." ( Publishers Weekly)


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Excellent version of a great book

I was lucky enough to get a free copy of this story as an ebook and loved it so much that I bought the rest of the series.

So I hoped that this audio book would live upto the standard of the origional. I wasn't disapointed.

The narrator took the effort to bring the book alive and allowed you to immerse yourself in the story.

I only have one slight quible with the voice he used for Temeraire didn't sound as I would imagine a very large dragon to sound
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- Alan

Napoleonic Sea Battles with Dragons

You will find it hard to beat this mix of historic based storyline with a fantasy twist.

The narrator makes each character come alive with clearly defended voices you could imagine being real.

When this series was recommended to me I was immediately interested, after listening to the first three stories I can not wait for Audible to obtain the 4th book.

What more can I say, any book which includes broad siding an enemy ship and dragons gets my vote.

These books are well worth a read.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio