Mike Beversluis

Saturday, January 06, 2007

His Majesty's Dragon


I read Naomi Novik's His Majesty's Dragon today, and it's great.

First, there's the catchy title, which calls to mind some sort of scaly 007 - thought that's not quite it. The book is set in the middle of the Napoleonic wars, except with dragons in historical fantasy genre, e.g., Neal Stephenson's Quicksilver trilogy.

Anyway, it's a sort of Harry Potter with Dragons meets Master and Commander, and it flips by in a few hours. Add in a little Han Solo humour and it would be a wonderful film.

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