Temeraire

Book: 
Temeraire
Author: 
Naomi Novik
Time: 
Tuesday 11 January 2011, 20:00 - 22:00
Location: 
The Architect
Location: 
(previously The County Arms)
Location: 
43 Castle Street
Location: 
Cambridge
Location: 
CB3 0AH

The Book Club meets monthly over drinks, and everybody is welcome to attend, whether they've had the chance to read the book or not.

Temeraire: Captain Will Laurence has been at sea since he was just twelve years old; finding a warmer berth in Nelson's navy than any he enjoyed as the youngest, least important son of Lord Allendale. Rising on merit to captain his own vessel, Laurence has earned himself a beautiful fiancee, society's esteem and a golden future. But the war is not going well. It seems Britain can only wait as Napoleon plans to overrun her shores. After a skirmish with a French ship, Laurence finds himself in charge of a rare cargo: a dragon egg bound for the Emperor himself. Dragons are much prized: properly trained, they can mount a fearsome attack from the skies. One of Laurence's men must take the beast in hand and join the aviators' cause, thus relinquishing all hope of a normal life. But when the newly-hatched dragon ignores the young midshipman Laurence chose as its keeper and decides to imprint itself on the horrified captain instead, Laurence's world falls apart. Gone is his golden future: gone his social standing, and soon his beautiful fiancee, as he is consigned to be the constant companion and trainer of the fighting dragon Temeraire!