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Black Powder War (The Temeraire Series, Book 3)
Black Powder War (The Temeraire Series, Book 3) | Naomi Novik
Naomi Noviks stunning series of novels follow the global adventures of Captain William Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire as they are thrown together to fight for Britain during the turbulent time of the Napoleonic Wars.
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EchoCharlie
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No escapism for me, apparently.

"Justice is expensive, that's why there's so little of it...there is a limit to the evil one despot alone can do, and if he is truly vicious he may be overthrown; a hundred corrupt members of Parliament may together do as much injustice or more, and be the less easy to uproot."

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CrowCAH
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Vacationing with the family and our hotel has a Read It and Return lending library 📚😍 Thank you Penguin Random House!

This is the third book in a fantasy - Napoleonic Wars world with dragons!

AlaMich The book program is a great idea! 5mo
Readergrrl I just finished the first book in this series. I really liked it but I think I need to continue the series in order to truly make a judgement. 5mo
CrowCAH @AlaMich certainly! It‘s honor system, like a free little library. 5mo
CrowCAH @Readergrrl all I‘ve read is the first and I LOVED it! Can‘t wait to continue the series. 🐉 5mo
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Pickpick

I took a break from these books after just loving book 1 and putting it on my all time favorites list, then being rather bored in book 2. I really enjoyed this one, it doesn‘t have quite the pizazz of the first but is a drastic improvement on the second, and I‘m loving being back with Lawrence and temeraire 🐉 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Caroline2 Oh I‘ve had the first 3 books of this series on my tbr shelf for aggesss! Sounds like it‘s time to move em up the pile! 👍🏻 11mo
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bell7
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Pickpick

Will Lawrence and his dragon, Temeraire, are finally on their way back to England from their trip to China. When the transport ship burns and urgent orders come to get dragon eggs, Lawrence hires a guide to take them overland. Adventures with feral dragons and unknown lands ensue, all the while with Napoleon's forces a growing threat.

I love this fantasy series, the characters, and the humor. I'm rereading earlier books to finish the series.

TheBookKeepers I need to pick this series back up soon!! Loved books 1-3! Her writing is so descriptive! 1y
bell7 @TheBookKeepers I read the first five years ago and decided it was going to be one of my reading project this year to finish the series. Have you read Uprooted too? The sequel is coming out this year and I'm looking forward to reading it! 1y
TheBookKeepers Yes Uprooted was my first of her books! Loved the writing style so much I looked up this series! Yes her new book releases next month and I‘m so excited!! 1y
bell7 @TheBookKeepers I'll look for your review. Hope you enjoy it! 1y
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EllanaRose
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Pickpick

I finished it! Yay!
Such a wonderful story, with charming characters. I love Temeraire.

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EllanaRose
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Some pre sleep reading. I'm desperately hoping to finish this tonight or tomorrow. I want to start on my summer reading, but I want to finish the series as well and gah

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EllanaRose
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With my essay submitted ahead of the due date, I have all the time to read. Yay! Bring on the little dragon

BethM I'll have to find the first one! 1y
EllanaRose @BethM - It's a wonderful series, like a comfort blanket book, you know? 1y
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EllanaRose
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A satisfying number but it's way too early to get up. So I'll read a chapter and then go back to sleep.

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EllanaRose
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Just one chapter before sleep. I'm exhausted but I miss Temeraire too much.

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EllanaRose
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7am is an excellent time for #ItsSoLateItsEarly reading, right?
Right?

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EllanaRose
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Very minimal #ItsSoLateItsEarly reading. Hayfever is really affecting my sight.

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EllanaRose
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Contuing with the most adorable dragon in the Napoleonic war. I have to do a lot of academic reading this month, and this series is such a great way to relax

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EllanaRose
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A chapter before sleep... At 8.30am. Remember when I had a normal sleep pattern?
Nah me neither. #ItsSoLateItsEarly

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EllanaRose
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I got maoams, I got music, I got my books, who could ask for anything more?
Me, probably, I'd quite like it to be snowing. But onwards with the series!

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Fernoppy
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The cat thought it unreasonable that I wanted a photo of books. Nevertheless I am enjoying the series. I read several Napoleonic era series as a kid - Patrick O'Brien and Bernard Cornwall because my older brother owned them - and this series adds dragons 🐉 so how could I not enjoy it? I also like that Novik continues to develop the themes of freedom and self-determination for the dragons.

vlwelser I love this series, but I've only read the first 2 so far. 2y
TommieMarie74 Gorgeous kitty!! 😍 2y
Texreader Spitting image of my Midnight!! 2y
Fernoppy @vlwelser at least there's a few more to look forward to! 2y
Fernoppy @Texreader I think all black cats are secretly related. 2y
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ElishkatheCat
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I want a dragon emoji

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Unphilosophize
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Mehso-so

This wasn't as good as I was hoping. There was a lot of traveling around and not a lot of action for the majority of the novel. It was definitely setting up something bigger so I'll have to read he next one soon.
⭐️⭐️⭐️
#dragons

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sprainedbrain
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#PiratesLife #WhatAWayToLive

For #black I have the next Temeraire novel I need to read... just started this series recently and I am loving it.

But for #pearl we have a book I wouldn't know I had if it wasn't for my trusty Goodreads shelves. Appears I bought this for my kindle in 2013. 😳😂

CrowCAH Awesome "black" "pearls"!!! I have to agree, my GoodReads shelves have come in handy on more than one occasion for these challenges! ☺️ 2y
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Pickpick

This continues to be a solid series with excellent characters, world-building, and plot. This entry, like the previous one, started out a little slow for me.

I loved the interaction with the feral dragons, the introduction of a serious nemesis for Temeraire, and that we got to see the main characters in truly bleak circumstances for the first time. They've been in danger before, but never in an overall losing situation.

Also, RIP Digby. :(

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Ksvz
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2017 #51 fantasy audio I didn't enjoy this one as much. Not because there was anything wrong but because I was frustrated with the characters. Again not in the writing but because the writing was so good I wanted to climb into the book and smack some non colonial sense into the characters. +

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Grimlock
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Most depressing book so far, but still love this series! Temeraire makes this. Also much easier to do even these short reviews on and iPad; would be far easier in landscape mode, though!

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SuzannaJLinton
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Dragon masturbation. That is definitely a first for me. Wow.

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Foxyfictionista
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I loved the first two books but this one just isn't holding my attention so I've had to let it go. I don't know if I'm just not in a place to read this book right now or if it's the story but I feel like I just don't care as I'm reading it. What's wrong with me??? It's about dragons!!! 😵

Tsubame Maybe it's just not the right time to read it now ^^ Sometimes that happened to me too, but when I got back to the book later it was great 😉 3y
Foxyfictionista @tsubame you might n 3y
Foxyfictionista @tsubame Let's try that again... You might be right. I found myself skipping over sentences and it just wasn't shining in. 3y
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Unphilosophize It's a pretty slow burn and not at all like the other books in the series. It also seems to be a very polarizing book, you either love it or hate it. I think it's really setting up the fourth book so if you really loved the first two I'd check out some reviews for the later books to see if it picks back up which I suspect it will! 2y
Foxyfictionista @Unphilosophize It's a tricky thing for me because since I didn't like it, I'm disinclined to pick up any others. Perhaps that's harsh, but because I have so many books that I really want to read I have to be ruthless. 2y
Unphilosophize I totally get it. I find it hard to justify unhauling books that I've already bought without reading them fully. 2y
Foxyfictionista @Unphilosophize Thankfully, I got these books from my library. 😄 2y
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LadyMystra
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Enjoyable as always. A great series for fans of author Patrick O'Brien and dragons.

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Foxyfictionista
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This quote really spoke to me. Life feels really unfair at times.

flip58 Excellent series 3y
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RealLifeReading
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I wish publishers realize ebook borrowers and readers appreciate the actual cover art too.

I also wish my 3yo would give me a few moments of peace to have an after-dinner Kirin and read my book but that's just not happening right now!

Aseleener Agree about the cover art. And I feel you about the kid: my 6 yr old wouldn't go to sleep tonight bc she misses me. I spend *literally* every second with her outside of school and sleep! Trying to enjoy this time that she likes me so much bc I know it won't last forever! 3y
readinginthedark 😆A few moments of peace...like a distant dream! 3y
Arcana I used to read the boys just one book, their choice, and then we'd snuggle and "read" our respective books from our own little book stacks. They shared with me that it made them feel very grown up to be sitting together "reading", even when it was just picture books for them. 3y
Zelma Yum, Kirin. 👍🍺 3y
bookishchelle Arg I hate when ebooks have that cover and not the actual cover art. 👎 3y
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Beholderess
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And with that I have completed my reading challenge for the year.
Yes, 50 is not such a big number, but I've only started the challenge during the summer
#goodreads #readingchallenge #fantasy

annahenke Great job! 3y
quirkyreader Yea for you. 🐸🐙 3y
Beholderess Thanks! 3y
Marissa_Writes Way to go! 3y
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writerlibrarian
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This one felt a little long in some parts. The Prussian campaign was a bit too long for my taste. I liked the whole silk road trip. I've read a lot on that area and how caravans traveled across the silk road. It was done well. I liked the feral dragons and how the role they played in the novel. I have no idea how Temeraire is going to reconcile his view of dragon's rights to the reality of Laurence's England. 👍

Beholderess Iskierka is such a little spitfire 3y
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RealLifeReading
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Today's #booktober post made me want to continue reading the Temeraire series so I downloaded book four in the morning and things just did not go well after that. Not the book that is but life in general! The five-year-old has some kind of stomach bug and can't keep food down. He's napping upstairs. The three-year-old is healthy (thankfully) but decided to fall asleep on me so I can't move from the couch. That means reading time!

Jenshootsweddings One of those days ❤️ 3y
mllemay Tis the season for bugs of all kind 🤒 I hope he recovers quickly and that the rest of your family manages to stay healthy. These things spread like wildfire sometimes 🙁 3y
MMFinck I'm so sorry. Sick kids make my heart swell and break. And pull out the carpet and bathroom cleaner! Sending love to you both. ❤️ 3y
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read_diverse_books Oh, no! I hope he feels better tomorrow. 😞 3y
Ericmanciniwriter Memories of my daughter as a newborn falling asleep on me when my book was juuuuust out of reach 3y
CherylDeFranceschi Poor bunny! Hope he feels better soon! 3y
rachelm Poor kiddo. 3y
Dragon Hope he's better soon . 3y
RealLifeReading @Jenshootsweddings yes somehow it always seems to happen once visiting grandparents leave! 3y
RealLifeReading @mllemay thankfully it seems to be confined to just him for now! 3y
RealLifeReading @MMF @read_diverse_books thanks guys he's much better today! 3y
RealLifeReading @Eamann heh had plenty of those days too! 3y
RealLifeReading Thanks @CherylDeFranceschi @rachelm @Dragon thanks! He is feeling a lot better today 3y
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Amy17

These books! I didn't expect to enjoy them half as much as I have been. Naomi is a helluva writer, I've loved everything I've read by her so far.

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Coco
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3rd book into the series! Enjoyed this more than the 2nd and excited to continue the journey. Talking dragons, war, and great character development-who could resist? If u enjoy fantasy you'll love this series!

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Coco
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My new book light arrived!! Yay! Maybe I'll finish these both off this weekend 😍

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SarahBZ
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Mehso-so

After finishing a delightful fantasy series, I decided to tackle one of my unfinished series. The third book features the travels of the captain and his dragon from China to home. Solid story but at times it felt like it was treading narrative water. Not my favorite in the series.

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Coco
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When ur lighting is bad and don't have a book light then one must break out the camping head lamp. Hubby caught me passed out during my reading sesh last night 😂😛