Dust jacket by Dominic Harman
Interior illustrations by Anke Eissmann
Subterranean Press is proud to announce the first volume of one of the most beloved fantasy series being published currently.
Please note: We have the first five Temeraire books under contract, and can offer matching numbers to collectors interested in a matched set.
Rather than reveal plot points, we'll assume you're familiar with the novels' basic premise that a British naval officer in the Napoleonic wars unintentionally becomes the handler of a combat dragon. Instead, here's just a brief taste of the raves these novels have been receiving:
"Temeraire is a terrifically entertaining fantasy novel. Is it hard to imagine a cross between Susanna Clarke, of Norrell and Strange fame, and the late Patrick O'Brian? Not if you've read this wonderful, arresting novel."
"A completely authentic tale, brimming with all the detail and richness one look for in military yarns as well as the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy." (Editor's Choice, Grade: A)
"All hail Naomi Novik for seizing on an entirely different set of literary conventions for her fantasy debut... Here's hoping that the next two books in the series -- the just published Throne of Jade and Black Powder War -- contain the same generous dollop of intelligent derring-do as this first, most original of dragon books."
--The Washington Post
"A superbly written, character-driven series...what keeps one turning the pages is the urge to find out what happens next to Captain Laurence and Temeraire, characters who win one's heart from the beginning. Bravos for a most promising new author!"
--Booklist (starred review)
The Subterranean Press limited editions will feature a full-color dustjacket by original Temeraire illustrator Dominic Harman, plus four full color illustrations (in the limited edition), with a fifth illustration exclusive to the lettered edition. In addition, our volumes will be printed in two colors throughout on 80# Finch paper to bring the novels a level of class and grace they so richly deserve.
Limited: 500 signed numbered copies
Lettered: 52 signed deluxe bound copies, housed in a custom traycase, with art not in the Limited Edition
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- Anke Eissmann
- Naomi Novik
- 261 pages
- United States
- Out of Print