Bad news probably, I'm afraid. I just checked to see if Amazon might
be showing a new release date for the new Temeraire. Instead I found
a discussion at the bottom of the new book entry, with someone asking
if this was Temeraire #6. Someone else reported that a combination of
the first 3 books had been released as a science fiction book club
hardback with a very similar title and identical 832 page total.
Scrolling further down the Amazon list, I did find that. So
unfortunately this October release is probably just a new copy of that
one. Sigh! At least we can look forward to White Road appearing in
the foreseeable future.
--- In Flewelling@yahoogroups.com, Lucas Quinn <lucasquinn@...> wrote:
> Oh thank you so much for this, I've been driving myself insane this
> looking for it. I freely admit I am enjoying their travels very
> because I love to see this version of a world with dragons so I'm truly
> looking forward to see which adventure they are heading into this time.
> Besides, Granby, Izkierka and Tarkay are with them this time!!!!
> I think the subsonic squee of happyness as I read the ending of the last
> book was heard on a worldwide basis :D
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 3:49 PM, keesmombarb@... <keesmombarb@...>wrote:
> > For those not familiar with Temeraire, it's a fantasy series that I
> > would call almost closer to alternate history. It's set in the time
> > of the Napoleonic wars and there's no magic or anything such, the main
> > difference is that there are dragons. These are much bigger than most
> > of those in Lynn's books but way fewer of them and mostly
> > domesticated. They are sentient, talk to people (if they feel like
> > it!), and form the air corps of the various countries.
> > That was Amazon.com (US). Here's the link:
> > I wonder about the title, In His Majesty's Service, as I gathered
> > SPOILER!
> > that Will and Temeraire had been exiled at the end of the last book.
> > Whole thing is a little strange, tho I was pleased to note the 832
> > page count. I admit to being less than happy about it being in
> > hardback, more expensive and harder to store, tho I guess good sign
> > for Naomi. I check her LJ periodically, she hasn't had a new post
> > since December, and then not about the new Temeraire. This Amazon.com
> > listing is the only reference to it I've seen.
> > I broke down and bought the last one in hardback, but may read this
> > one from the library and wait for the paperback. The first one, His
> > Majesty's Dragon, is still my favorite; I enjoyed their interaction
> > with the rest of their group. I find I don't enjoy the "travelogues"
> > as much, and that's been most of the series, and next one also judging
> > by the end of Victory of Eagles.
> > Barbara
> V - LucasQ
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