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Victory of Eagles (Temeraire Series #5)

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  • Posted August 29, 2009

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    A satisfying read

    Poor Will Lawrence and Temeraire are considered treasonous for sharing the cure for the dragon plague with the French, during the Napoleonic Wars. They are thinking of the dragons, not of nations and war, and so are caught between conflicting duties. But Temeraire is desperately needed by Wellington, and with the usual flurry of crises, the dragon and Lawrence end up fighting in battles and ferrying important news despite their disgrace. Napoleon invades England, and what follows seems inspired by the French in WWII--some collaborate, some resist. But there is always hope for England, though we have to wait for the next book to find out how Napoleon gets chased back to France.

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  • Posted August 23, 2009

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    True to the series

    I like rooting for the underdog!

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

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    Good Series

    An interesting take on an old subject.
    The writing style is good.

    I enjoyed the series.
    Overall, I rate the series a B- (just slightly above average).

    I wanted to see more character development. The characters went through intense changes but there was little evidence, in my opinion of personality development.
    The writing style was a bit conventional which, to me, rang hallow against the interesting, creative story millieu.

    As an old school SF and Fantasy reader, my B- probably means more than just your average joe since I have read the great ones.

    With effort this would make a good television series or series of movies.
    IF done right. Please don't "Eragon' this series...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2008

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    I loved the first 4 books of the series, but this was a let-down especially given that this was the first hardcover. I liked it, but did not love it. It feels like there's a different editor or something off about this one, it doesn't have the sweeping majesty of the previous books. The next chapter in this series will definitely be a paperback for me.

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  • Posted October 10, 2014

    Enter the Dragon

    The Temeraire Series is an artful blend of fantasy and history. The whole series is well written, drawing on actual events, but re-imagining them to incorporate sapient dragons. Slavery and inequality are addressed, much as those issues would have been during the novels' era. The language and grammar used in the book evokes the time and setting of the novels. The action keeps the reader's attention, while the ideas presented challenge his thoughts. Once I started the series, I could not wait to read the next book. When the library was missing this volume, I went out and purchased it, so I did not have to wait to continue the saga.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2013

    Terrific series..a fun and exciting read

    Fast moving themes. Easy and exciting reading. A few deep insights into life. If dragons represent instinct, then it's clear we modern humans need to reestablish our connection to instinctual wisdom.

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  • Posted January 14, 2011

    Another solid work

    Eventful. Enjoyable. Entertaining. Great piece of historical fantasy. Solid member in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    why it got 4 instead of 5

    I didn't like the fact that Laurence was an outcast, so it got only 4 stars.

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