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Title: Thone of Jade (Temeraire #2)
Author: Naomi Novik
Genre: Fantasy, Historical fiction
Rating: 3.5/5
# pages: Audiobook ~12hrs
Date read: September, 2013

China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands - and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire back to the Far East - a long voyage fraught with peril, intrigue, and the untold terrors of the deep. Yet once the pair reaches the court of the Chinese emperor, even more shocking discoveries and darker dangers await.

Unfortunately I wasn't quite as blown away by this sequel as by the first book in the series. It was still good, but somewhat repetitive. Guess I prefer their English exploits to their Chinese ones. We'll see where the next book takes us.

Date: 2013-09-24 21:51 (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] breathingbooks.livejournal.com
IMO the series is really uneven. #1 was the high point for me and #6 definitely the lowest one, but in between it was all over the place and #7 was a surprising improvement.

Date: 2013-09-25 07:22 (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bogormen.livejournal.com
That's really good to know, so thanks! I'm about 40% through book 3 and do think that one is slightly better. Not sure whether I'll continue with book 4. We'll see...

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