Crucible of Gold

Crucible of Gold

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"An absorbing adventure."-- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Former Aerial Corps captain Will Laurence and his faithful dragon, Temeraire, have been put out to pasture in Australia--and it seems their part in the war has ended just when they are needed most. The French have invaded Spain, forged an alliance with Africa's powerful Tswana empire, and brought revolution to Brazil. With Britain's last desperate hope of defeating Napoleon in peril, the government that sidelined Laurence swiftly offers to reinstate him, convinced that he's the best man to enter the fray and negotiate peace. So the pair embark for Brazil, only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that forces them to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Incan empire. With the success of the mission balanced on a razor's edge, an old enemy appears and threatens to tip the scales toward ruin. Yet even in the midst of disaster, opportunity may lurk--for one bold enough to grasp it.

"Captivating . . . compelling reading . . . [an] action-packed narrative [with] lively, uniquely drawn characters and intriguing takes on history."--Tor.com

Includes a preview of the next book in the Temeraire series, Blood of Tyrants
Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, [2012]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780345522870
9780345522863
Branch Call Number: NOV
Characteristics: 323 pages : maps ; 25 cm.

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starvark
Nov 30, 2012

OMG, more like the last. I could not finish it... another book where there is endless dragon whining and complaint and nothing actually happening. Naomi, what happened? Did you lose your editor?

hgeng63 Nov 26, 2012

A bit of a slow start but otherwise enjoyable. I wonder where else in the world they'll go next?

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Ebflat4
Aug 21, 2012

Less grim (thank goodness) than the previous volume, and also less petulant bickering between the dragons. For once (perhaps) total disaster does not meet them at every turn. Well at least until the powers that be find out what they did in Brazil. Enjoyable.

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NigelShaw
Jul 04, 2012

Crucible of Gold is an excellent continuation of this superb series. The new models of Dragon- Human socities introduced in this volume add to the already exciting military-adventue plot line.

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Palomino
May 02, 2012

I confess, I lost the plot a couple of books back. I read it for the joy of it; if you like Georgette Heyer, Jane Austen, or Patrick O'Brian, I bet you like Temeraire.

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