Golden Age and Other Stories

Subterranean. Aug. 2017. 184p. illus. ISBN 9781596068292. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781596068308. FANTASY
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.
Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing