His Majesty's Dragon

By Naomi Novik

Introducing His Majesty's Dragon!

His Majesty's Dragon is a alternative history/fantasy novel written by Naomi Navik! If you like dragons, alternitive history, and/or fantasy, this is the book for you!

Book Summary

Fate sweeps British Navy Captain Will Laurence from his normal, seafaring life to a life of aerial combat not aboard aircraft, but on the backs of mighty dragons! Laurence finds an unusual egg on a French frigate and soon, the egg hatches and Laurence bonds with a dragon he later names Temeraire. He and Temeraire leave the Navy for new adventures and wonders in the little-known British Aerial Corps

Main Characters

Will Laurence: Will Laurence is the former captain of the Reliant, a ship of the British Navy during the Napoleonic Wars. He meets the dragon Temeraire and he harnesses him and bonds with him

Temeraire: Temeraire is Laurence's dragon and best friend. He is very intelligent as knowing how to speak English right after hatching


"[A] great new book... enthralling reading!"

- Time

"Excellent, extraordinary... a new way to utilize dragons... Naomi Novik [will] be one to watch."

-Anne McCafferey, author of the Dragonriders of Pern series

¨Very addictive... It would be exhilarating to see [His Majesty's Dragon] pulled off on the big screen."


"Superbly written... characters win one's heart from the beginning. Bravo!"



About the Author:

Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973, a first-generation American, and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien. She studied English Literature at Brown University and did graduate work in Computer Science at Columbia University before leaving to participate in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide

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This book is a very amazing tale. I myself am not a big fan of historical fiction, but it still puts me on the edge of my seat when Will and Temeraire get in a problem and/or situation that gives it the suspense many books need. It paints a new picture for dragons that is very unique

Current Part I'm In

Currently, Will and Temeraire are heading to Scotland to start their training for the Corps. They were almost turned down, but one of the commanders said that Will and Temeraire would make a great new addition to the Corps, and the leading commander (reluctantly) recruited them


Currently, Will and Temeraire are heading to Scotland for training. Will they make it through training? Read the book to find out!