posted on Dec, 18 2011 @ 10:54 PM
Originally posted by stonebutterfly
Just thought Id pass on a good book. Dragons used for war in the Napoleonic era. Mixes history with dragon lore. Love this series....
His Majesty's Dragon (Temeraire, Book 1)
Book Description Publication Date: March 28, 2006 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 Capt. 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
Everyone has different tastes, everyone has a genre they like, and there are people out there who will love this idea as you do. I say that because I
want you to know this isn't intended as a flaming statement, just my own opinion.
Having said that, when I imagine a little five foot Napoleon with his big hat atop a dragon waving his sword and screaming,"Chaaaarge! " It just
seems so ridiculous and I laugh my ass off. Or anyone in a classic fighting uniform flying on a dragon for that matter.
However I am a huge geek and love the fantasy dragon genre, mostly D&D related. If you haven't read the Dark Elf series about Drizzt, I highly
recommend it. Excellent Universe and writing