Throne of Jade – Naomi Novik

Throne of Jade by Naomi Novik's Temeraire #2
Title – Throne of Jade

Series – Temeraire #2

Author – Naomi Novik

Genre – Fantasy

Length – 400 pages

Published – 6 August 2007

My Rating – ★★★★

 

 

 

 

 


It has been a while since I wrote about the debut novel of the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik (for the first book click here), so it is time for the sequel. As you might recall I have been reading most of the series in the German translation – done by Marianne Schmidt. I really like the differences in the cover of the English and German version and admittedly fancy the German one much more. Especially, how cover and title stick to the same theme throughout the series. The first book was extremely fascinating, creating a world in which dragons and humans live side by side although not as equals in the British society during the Napoleonian Era.

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His Majesty’s Dragon – Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik

His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik first book of the Temeraire series my rating: ★★★★

Title – His Majesty’s Dragon

Series –  Temeraire #1

Author – Naomi Novik, Marianne Schmidt (translation into German)

Genre – Fantasy, speculative fiction, historical fiction

Length – 352 pages

Published – 6 Aug. 2007

My Rating – ★★★★


I stumbled upon His Majesty’s Dragon, the first book of the Temeraire Series by Naomi Novik some time ago. As you may know by now I am a huge fan of the Inheritance Cycle and also love historical fiction. The Temeraire Series Novik offers both – the perfect material for someone like me! I picked up the book in the bookshop back in my hometown in Germany and read the full series in the translated version (translated by Marianne Schmidt). The cool thing about German is, that we build as long words as we like and actually get away with it. This was exploited deftly for the translated title of the books. Each book title consists of two words, and the first one is always “Drachen” (German word for dragon as you might have guessed) followed by another word describing the key aspect of the book – the first book is called “Drachenbrut” (dragon offspring). The different variations of dragon-something makes a quite cool title and is the first aspect about the book that I instantly liked. The other was the intriguing cover of the book (I used the English one as the feature image but check out the German one below). I love how the typical scuttle (or bull’s-eye or just ships window) has been combined with the dragon theme in both covers.

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