SFF

Golden Age and Other Stories

Subterranean. Aug. 2017. 184p. illus. ISBN 9781596068292. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781596068308. FANTASY
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With League of Dragons, Novik ended her nine-volume historical "Temeraire" dragon-themed fantasies, set in an alternate 19th century against the backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Now Temeraire, Laurence, and many other characters from the series appear in this original collection of short fiction. The usually affable Volly is routed when he runs for Parliament in "Volly's Cow." Capt. Jane Roland stands her ground in "Dawn of Battle." And in "Dragons and Decorum," readers will see a very familiar (here Capt.) Elizabeth Bennet meeting a certain Mr. Darcy. Adorning many of the pages are illustrations from supportive fans.
VERDICT This illustrated collection, which can serve as a stand-alone or as a companion volume for readers of military fantasy and dragon fiction, will bring joy to the series' many admirers.

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