League of Dragons

Del Rey: Ballantine. (Temeraire, Bk. 9). May 2016. 352p. ISBN 9780345522924. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780345522948. $13.99. FANTASY
Although Napoleon's invasion of Russia has been checked, low supplies and roaming feral dragons mean a bitter victory for Captain Laurence, dragon Temeraire, and their allies. Chasing the French armies west, Laurence and Temeraire fail to capture Napoleon as he returns to Paris. Worse news arrives: the French have stolen Temeraire and Iskierka's egg from China. Still dealing with the aftermath of Laurence's treasonous actions (giving the cure for a draconic illness to the French), it is an uphill battle as Laurence and Temeraire fight for their country, their lives, and finally to stop Napoleon.
VERDICT This series finale would not be complete without visits from familiar figures from previous books (Her Majesty's Dragon; Blood of Tyrants) and plenty of battle scenes. Novik's fans won't be disappointed.
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