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Tag: Naomi Novik

League Of Dragons (The Final Temeraire Novel) by Naomi Novik (book review).

August 11, 2020 | By | Reply More
League Of Dragons (The Final Temeraire Novel) by Naomi Novik (book review).

Once an author starts playing with history, they need to be very sure of where they are going with their ideas. In some cases, changes can be relatively minor and are made to make the story flow better. Hilary Mantel admits to have condensed some of the events in ‘Wolf Hall’ because to include every […]

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Blood Of Tyrants (Temeraire book 8) by Naomi Novik (book review).

February 16, 2016 | By | Reply More
Blood Of Tyrants (Temeraire book 8) by Naomi Novik (book review).

To combine fantasy and historical fiction is not the easiest of tasks, not simply because you have to satisfy the demands of the fantasy fan and the history fanatic. The result must, by definition, be an alternative history but that doesn’t mean that historical inaccuracies can be allowed to flourish throughout. Those with the skill […]

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Crucible Of Gold (a novel of Temeraire book 7) by Naomi Novik (book review).

November 22, 2012 | By | Reply More
Crucible Of Gold (a novel of Temeraire book 7) by Naomi Novik (book review).

It is rare for all books in a series to be equally good. Readers will have their favourites and this can generate a lot of discussion. The ‘Temeraire’ book series has its peaks and troughs, opening during the Napoleonic Wars and the British blockade of France. The difference between the world we know and Novik’s […]

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