air combat, alternate history, australia, Book Review, Books, british empire, Children's Literature, chinese, disappointment, dragons, english, Fiction, historical fiction, Naomi Novik, napoleon, privateers, sea voyage, series, sydney, Temeraire, Termeraire book 6, Termeraire book six, Tongues of Serpents, will laurence
Ah, the water treading sequel. You know what I mean, a book in a series where there might be a small amount of action, a small amount of character development and then… well, the book is over. And you are down $7.99. Or just a weekend of time if you used the local library. Unfortunately, Naomi Novik’s latest book in the Temeraire series is just that type of book. The series is one of my favorites, as it combines both historical actions and events while twisting them with the introduction of dragons and sea serpents, in essence creating air combat during the Napoleonic Wars Era. Naomi Novik’s Tongues of Serpents is the 6th novel in the series, following Captain Will Laurence, formerly of His Majesty’s Navy and then His Majesty’s Airmen, on his journey after he is convicted of treason in the (personally, much better) 5th novel, Victory of Eagles.