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Book Review of Throne of Jade (Temeraire, Bk 2)

Throne of Jade (Temeraire, Bk 2)
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Helpful Score: 1

Second in the Temeraire fantasy series, which is sort of alternative history, too--set during the Napoleonic wars with the added feature of having dragons exist--as weapons of war! I have to say I didn't like this book as well as the first in series--I suspect because I am not real big on naval battles/naval war history, and this book took place almost exclusively on a dragon transport ship as Laurence and Temeraire are being escorted back to China. Since Temeraire is a Chinese Celestial dragon, the Chinese Emperor has demanded his return to the native country and Laurence accompanies her, certain that he will be forcibly parted from his partner at voyage's end. I still enjoyed the book--it's rare that a book with dragons doesn't enthrall me--and will definitely read the next in's just that the descriptions of the ship, naval battles and all that sailor/naval stuff left me a bit cold.