Thursday, May 10, 2012
His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik
I listened to the Books on Tape audiobook (10 hours), robustly narrated by Simon Vance. Temeraire's voice was distinctive without being annoying. His Majesty's Dragon is appealing on multiple levels: rich world-building, well-developed characters (both human and animal), and a swashbuckling adventure plot. Highly entertaining. This is the first volume of a series.
Readalikes: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (Susanna Clarke); Bone (Jeff Smith); The White Dragon (Anne McCaffrey); Master and Commander (Patrick O'Brian).