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May Book Club

May's book club has adventure, England, wars and dragons all wrapped up into one exciting story - His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik.

"In this delightful first novel Novik seamlessly blends fantasy into the history of the Napoleonic wars. Here be dragons, beasts that can speak and reason, bred for strength and speed and used for aerial support in battle. Each nation has its own breeds, but none are so jealously guarded as the mysterious dragons of China. Veteran Capt. Will Laurence of the British Navy is therefore taken aback after his crew captures an egg from a French ship and it hatches a Chinese dragon, which Laurence names Temeraire. When Temeraire bonds with the captain, the two leave the navy to sign on with His Majesty's sadly understaffed Aerial Corps, which takes on the French in sprawling, detailed battles that Novik renders with admirable attention to 19th-century military tactics."

You can get on Amazon (new and used) and the library has a copy of the book (unfortunately, no digital copy).

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  • A former member
    A former member

    What a discussion we had! His Majesty's Dragon was soooooooooooooooooo good!

    May 23, 2013

  • Annie F.

    We ate out on the pato...our usual spot for the regulars.

    1 · May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ahhhh - i can't believe I missed it today, but i had to get my computer fixed. - good book tho!

      May 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Missed you, Becca!

      May 22, 2013

  • Carol S.

    This looks great, but stuck at work! Would rather be there with you, and hope to see you all next time.

    May 22, 2013

  • Joie T.

    Thought I'd be able to make it, but alas... Only about half way done and now I have finals and blah blah blah. Oh, I also have to work at 4am the next day! Yay :P

    Hope you ladies enjoy! Hopefully I'll be able to make it to another book club once school winds down.

    May 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      oh no, if you can fit it in you should come anyway, reading the book isn't really mandatory (going on the last few book clubs), but dessert is.

      1 · May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I get off work at 7, so I might be a bit late.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just bought the digital version for 99¢ in Amazon today (Kindle version). Just FYI in case some of you haven't bought it yet.

    1 · May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bah just looking at the date and realized I have a thing at the doctor that morning so I may not be up for book club, awesome book though, If I am feeling up to it I will come though.

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    OMG! Loved it!

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great book!!! I read it a couple years ago. Wish I could come chat with you all about it, but I don't seem to be able to make it to these since I got my doggie. I have it on Nook I think... if someone with a nook or nook-app wants to meet me at a barns & noble to try and figure out how to lend the electronic copy.

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've requested the book from the library--if I get it soon, I'll be attending this time! :)

    April 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! That helps quite a bit. I'm enjoying it so far.

      April 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm reading the book now. Quick question, how do you pronounce the dragon's name?

    April 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Heh, I was wondering this as well! The internet tells me it's Tem - eh - RARE or Tem - er - AIR. You pronounce it at a normal pace, it's the same difference, pretty much.

      April 18, 2013

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