What do you remember from history class about the Napoleonic Wars? Waterloo? Josephine? How about the fleet of intelligent, militarized dragons who helped battle for world dominance? Forgot that part? Tongues of Serpents, the sixth book in the Temeraire series, will jog your memory.

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Naomi Novik's exhilarating fantasy series follows the brutal wars of the Napoleonic Era, with the addition of a soaring, serpentine twist. Revolving around Captain William Laurence, a member of the British Royal Navy, and his dragon-comrade, Temeraire, the books invent a complex and gripping alternate world that is both historically familiar and excitingly divergent.

In Tongues of Serpents, the newest addition to the series, Laurence and Temeraire have been exiled to remote New South Wales, Australia after unjustly being convicted of treason. There they face old enemies, new adventures and make a dangerous discovery that could change the course of the world. Yikes!

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Praise for the Temeraire series is already soaring:

These are beautifully written novels: not only fresh, original, and fast paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart. —Peter Jackson

Enthralling reading-it's like Jane Austen playing Dungeons & Dragons with Eragon's Christopher Paolini. —Time

The latest installment, Tongues of Serpents, is available now.

Check out an excerpt below!

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