Book Reviews of Black Powder War (Temeraire, Bk 3)

Black Powder War (Temeraire, Bk 3)
Black Powder War - Temeraire, Bk 3
Author: Naomi Novik
ISBN-13: 9780345481306
ISBN-10: 0345481305
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 150 ratings
Publisher: Del Rey
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I can hardly wait for the next installment in this series - like the first two books, Black Powder War advances the overall arc of the alternate history of the Napoleonic wars while carrying it's own complete and fascinating storyline of the aerial dragon corps, the relationships between the men and dragons and the military and civilian governments of the times. Just breathtaking.
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Helpful Score: 3
I have found this series of books interesting because the language that is used is closer to that used in the classic literature of the English at that time (Napoleonic Wars) than I am used to seeing in books and stories about dragons. I've enjoyed seeing different usages of words and phrases than I've seen since college English courses. It really has helped me regain some of my former wider vocabulary, and it fits the stories of the times being written about. I do have to say that this book was a slower read due to the demands of describing war tactics that might have been used by the English, Prussians, French, Germans, and Russians had they had dragons at their disposal to use in warfare at the time. Nonetheless, it was enjoyable, and I particularly liked the ending of this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book 3!! Read the first 2 first. Very fascinating alternate history!
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Helpful Score: 1
Love these dragon books!
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Helpful Score: 1
I am really enjoying this well-written alternate history series. Characterization is good. Events in the alternate reality where dragons are used in warfare are believable. Recommend.
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The third book in the Temeraire series.

"Naomi Novik has done for the Napoleonic Wars what Anne McCaffrey did for science fiction: constructed an alternate reality in which dragons are real in a saga that is impressively original, fully developed, and peopled with characters you care about." - David Weber
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Absolutely awasome love this author one of my new favorites.
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Considering the first two books of Novik's series were astoundingly amazing, this one falls a bit short. I read it quickly to fulfill me desire for plot continuity, but afterward I wasn't as satisfied as I had been with Jade Empire. It seemed to skip around with no defined course, but it was still worthwhile ^_^
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A new take on dragon/ people bonding. Fun to read.
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Surprising great read... Author injects dragons into history.
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Another great book from Naomi Novik. This series is really creative and entertaining.
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Great steampunk book with noble characters (most of who are dragons used as carriers of soldiers for England's fight against Napoleon, lots of action. All the Temeraire books are excellent, with a concept (dragons as fighter planes) I never read before.
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Enjoyed this book. Highly recommend it.
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A delightful series!