Sunday, October 22, 2006

His Majesty's Dragon



His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik, 2006

I admit I had not had time to peruse the promotional material I picked up at my library conference about this book. In fact I had purged the preview chapter in an attempt to clear away the debris around my desk the day before I heard that Peter Jackson had purchased the rights to this trilogy with his own money.

Hmmm...let's give that book another look-see ... arrrgghhh ... I tossed it? Treebeard bought me a copy. I just finished the first book and can't wait to read the next one.

I can imagine the conversation in the Jackson hobbit-home. "Hey, Fran...you know that computer software we have for flying Nazgul and charging Oliphaunts? I think I have found another property where we could use that software with some tweaking--plus, this is a cracking read!"

His Majesty's Dragon does not qualify as children's literature or YA but like McCaffery's Pern books, this could have appeal for fantasy readers.

Imagine, Horatio Hornblower (Forester,) Aubrey/Maturin (O'Brian,) Sharpe (Bernard Cornwell) all fighting Napoleon and then sprinkle-in an airborn fighting force of dragons! A very enjoyable read!

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2 comments:

world champ stephen neal said...

Great. Another Harry Potter series. Just what the world needs.

Anonymous said...

They're far from being a HP series. HMD is the first in a series of fantasy/alternate history novels - so quite a lot unlike HP really !!