|Empire of Ivory (2007) [Novel]|
by Naomi Novik
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(From the publisher):
More then a year has passed since Temeraire and Laurence departed for the Orient uncertain that they would ever return home; but after many adventures along the treacherous Silk Road, Britain's welcome shores are finally in sight.
However, their homecoming is not the jubilant one they expected. Temeraire's daring rescue of hundreds of Prussian soldiers from the besieged town of Danzig is hardly remarked upon, and instead he and Laurence are hushed and herded to a temporary camp far away from their friends.
Something is very wrong. A terrible flu-like epidemic has swept through the British coverts and dragons are dying; only a facade of an aerial defence now keeps Bonaparte at bay...
Laurence and Temeraire must immediately prepare for another long journey. And to search for a cure they must venture to the most mysterious of places: Africa.
Original title: Empire of Ivory
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical