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Reviews of books traditionally from the Fantasy genre, not Romance, and some science fiction.

End of the series for me

Black Powder War - Naomi Novik

I loved that this story started right after the previous one ended. Temeraire and his crew are still in China, but both weather and a problem with the ship are preventing their return to England, when they get an urgent missive to transport some eggs. A dragon can fly distances over land, but there are dangers. Urgency and Temeriere's enthusiasm drive Captain Laurence to try that route.

 

Much of the story takes place in Turkey this time so we get a different cultural flavour. I had mixed feelings about the story overall. It was different from their previous adventures, yet in many ways it seemed samey. I actually put the book aside for a while and came back to it, determined to finish though finding it a slog. I think this is the end of the series for me, though there are six more books. It's just not holding my attention anymore.