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WINNER OF THE NEBULA AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL • Naomi Novik, author of the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed Temeraire novels, introduces a bold new world rooted in folk stories and legends, as elemental as a Grimm fairy tale.

HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR | BuzzFeed | Tordotcom | BookPage | Library Journal | Publishers Weekly

“Uprooted is confidently wrought and sympathetically cast. I might even call it bewitching.”—Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked and Egg & Spoon

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

The next choosing is fast approaching, and Agnieszka is afraid. She knows—everyone knows—that the Dragon will take Kasia: beautiful, graceful, brave Kasia, all the things Agnieszka isn’t, and her dearest friend in the world. And there is no way to save her.

But Agnieszka fears the wrong things. For when the Dragon comes, it is not Kasia he will choose.

Praise for Uprooted

“Uprooted has leapt forward to claim the title of Best Book I’ve Read Yet This Year. . . . Moving, heartbreaking, and thoroughly satisfying, Uprooted is the fantasy novel I feel I’ve been waiting a lifetime for. Clear your schedule before picking it up, because you won’t want to put it down.”—NPR
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of the year’s strongest fantasy novels” (NPR), an imaginative retelling of the Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale from the bestselling author of Uprooted.

NEBULA AND HUGO AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • NPR • Time • Tordotcom • Popsugar • Vox • Vulture • Paste • Bustle • Library Journal

With the Nebula Award–winning Uprooted, Naomi Novik opened a brilliant new chapter in an already acclaimed career, delving into the magic of fairy tales to craft a love story that was both timeless and utterly of the now. Spinning Silver draws readers deeper into this glittering realm of fantasy, where the boundary between wonder and terror is thinner than a breath, and safety can be stolen as quickly as a kiss.

Miryem is the daughter and granddaughter of moneylenders, but her father’s inability to collect his debts has left his family on the edge of poverty—until Miryem takes matters into her own hands. Hardening her heart, the young woman sets out to claim what is owed and soon gains a reputation for being able to turn silver into gold. When an ill-advised boast draws the attention of the king of the Staryk—grim fey creatures who seem more ice than flesh—Miryem’s fate, and that of two kingdoms, will be forever altered. She will face an impossible challenge and, along with two unlikely allies, uncover a secret that threatens to consume the lands of humans and Staryk alike.

Praise for Spinning Silver

“A perfect tale . . . A big and meaty novel, rich in both ideas and people, with the vastness of Tolkien and the empathy and joy in daily life of Le Guin.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Gorgeous, complex, and magical . . . This is the kind of book that one might wish to inhabit forever.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Cool and clever and . . . dire and wonderful.”—Laini Taylor, author of Strange the Dreamer

“The Rumpelstiltskin fairy tale has never been as captivating. . . . Spinning Silver further cements [Novik’s] place as one of the genre greats.”—Paste
Naomi Novik’s triumphant debut, His Majesty’s Dragon, introduced a dynamic pair of heroes to the annals of fantasy fiction: the noble fighting dragon Temeraire and his master and commander, Capt. Will Laurence, who serves Britain’s peerless Aerial Corps in the thick of the raging Napoleonic Wars. Now they soar to new heights of breathtaking action and brilliant imagination.

It is a grim time for the dragon Temeraire. On the heels of his mission to Africa, seeking the cure for a deadly contagion, he has been removed from military service–and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason.

For Britain, conditions are grimmer still: Napoleon’s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleon’s prime objective: the occupation of London.

Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleon’ s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war and to aid the resistance against the invasion before Napoleon’s foothold on England’s shores can become a stranglehold.

If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britain’s scattered forces and take the fight to the enemy as never before–for king and country, and for their own liberty. But can the French aggressors be well and truly routed, or will a treacherous alliance deliver Britain into the hands of her would-be conquerors?

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Tongues of Serpents.
Naomi Novik’s beloved Temeraire series, a brilliant combination of fantasy and history that reimagines the Napoleonic wars as fought with the aid of intelligent dragons, is a twenty-first-century classic. From the first volume, His Majesty’s Dragon, readers have been entranced by the globe-spanning adventures of the resolute Capt. William Laurence and his brave but impulsive dragon, Temeraire. Now, in Blood of Tyrants, the penultimate volume of the series, Novik is at the very height of her powers as she brings her story to its widest, most colorful canvas yet.

Shipwrecked and cast ashore in Japan with no memory of Temeraire or his own experiences as an English aviator, Laurence finds himself tangled in deadly political intrigues that threaten not only his own life but England’s already precarious position in the Far East. Age-old enmities and suspicions have turned the entire region into a powder keg ready to erupt at the slightest spark—a spark that Laurence and Temeraire may unwittingly provide, leaving Britain faced with new enemies just when they most desperately need allies instead.

For to the west, another, wider conflagration looms. Napoleon has turned on his former ally, the emperor Alexander of Russia, and is even now leading the largest army the world has ever seen to add that country to his list of conquests. It is there, outside the gates of Moscow, that a reunited Laurence and Temeraire—along with some unexpected allies and old friends—will face their ultimate challenge . . . and learn whether or not there are stronger ties than memory.

BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Naomi Novik's Uprooted.

Praise for Blood of Tyrants
 
“A first-class entry in a remarkable and appealing series.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Novik’s plots and characterizations get more intricate and plausible with each novel. . . . Novik’s re-creation of much of world history based on the existence of intelligent dragons has been so well crafted that all eight books in the series are highly recommended.”—Booklist (starred review)
 
“Novik combines dragons . . . with period history to achieve a brilliantly realized re-creation of military history laced with the fantastic. . . . Well-crafted.”—Library Journal

“If you’ve never read these novels, now is the time to start.”—io9
 
“A fun, action-packed read.”—San Antonio Express-News
Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novik’s New York Times bestselling Temeraire series, combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era, the thrill of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern books, and the excitement of Patrick O’Brian’s seafaring adventures. In His Majesty’s Service also includes an exclusive original Temeraire short story.

Capt. Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring most a unusual cargo–an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nation’s history.

Thrust into England’s Aerial Corps, Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent on breaching British soil. But the pair has more than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleon–Temeraire himself– has fallen into British hands. The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East, a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue. From England’s shores to China’s palaces, from the Silk Road’s outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland, Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries around the globe. But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparte’s implacable army?

With the acclaimed Temeraire novels, New York Times bestselling author Naomi Novik has created a fantasy series like no other, combining the high-flying appeal of Anne McCaffrey’s Pern saga and the swashbuckling derring-do of Patrick O’Brian’s historical seafaring adventures. Now, with League of Dragons, Novik brings the imaginative tour de force that has captivated millions to an unforgettable finish.

Napoleon’s invasion of Russia has been roundly thwarted. But even as Capt. William Laurence and the dragon Temeraire pursue the retreating enemy through an unforgiving winter, Napoleon is raising a new force, and he’ll soon have enough men and dragons to resume the offensive. While the emperor regroups, the allies have an opportunity to strike first and defeat him once and for all—if internal struggles and petty squabbles don’t tear them apart.

Aware of his weakened position, Napoleon has promised the dragons of every country—and the ferals, loyal only to themselves—vast new rights and powers if they fight under his banner. It is an offer eagerly embraced from Asia to Africa—and even by England, whose dragons have long rankled at their disrespectful treatment.

But Laurence and his faithful dragon soon discover that the wily Napoleon has one more gambit at the ready—one that that may win him the war, and the world.

Praise for League of Dragons

“Novik has accomplished something singular with her Temeraire series. It’s long. It’s sumptuous. . . . It’s a story about friendship that transcends not only time and class, but species. . . . League of Dragons masterfully wraps up so many plot threads and loose ends that had built up throughout the previous eight books [but] Novik never forgets that, as complex as her ideas and plot may get, the very simple notions of friendship and loyalty lie at the heart of the series.”—NPR

“A satisfying conclusion to a remarkable series.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Thrilling scenes of aerial combat are interspersed with detailed character work, moral complexities, and political maneuvering. Novik expertly balances a myriad of plotlines and characters and offers an extremely satisfying resolution.”—Booklist (starred review)

“This thrilling installment is packed with action and excitement, drawing the series to a delightful and satisfying close with plenty of twists, misadventures, and aerial combat along the way.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Novik’s fans won’t be disappointed.”—Library Journal

“League of Dragons is an ending to the series, it is a definitive one, and it is a satisfying one. Go read it.”—Tordotcom
개성 넘치는 다양한 용들이 종횡무진 유럽의 하늘을 누비며 활약하는 흥미진진한 나폴레옹 전쟁사 나폴레옹 전쟁사를 새롭게 그려낸 대체역사판타지 장편소설 《테메레르》 제6권 나폴레옹 전쟁사를 새롭게 그려낸 판타지 장편소설 《테메레르》 제6권 큰바다뱀들의 땅 편. 나폴레옹 전쟁이 한창이던 19세기 초, 용과 비행사로 구성된 각 나라의 공군들이 전쟁에 참전하면서 일어나는 사건들을 다룬 대체역사판타지이다. 지적이고 섬세한 용들이 활약하는 나폴레옹 전쟁을 통해 역사의 궤도에서 벗어난 세상을 흥미진진하게 펼치고 있다. 나폴레옹 시대의 세밀하고도 풍성한 군사 지식, 최고 수준의 판타지, 손에 땀을 쥐게 하는 스릴 넘치는 모험, 눈앞에서 살아 움직이는 듯한 생생한 캐릭터의 묘사가 대단히 뛰어나다. '나폴레옹 시대에 용과 비행사로 구성된 공군이 있었으면 어떻게 되었을까'라는 가설을 바탕으로 한 이 소설은 1805년 1월 영국 해군 소속의 렐리언트 호가 부화 직전의 용알을 싣고 가던 프랑스 소형구축함을 나포하면서 시작된다. 개성 넘치는 다양한 용들이 종횡무진 유럽의 하늘을 누비며 활약하는 흥미진진한 나폴레옹 전쟁사가 스펙타클하게 펼쳐진다. 실제 역사와 소설 속의 가상 역사를 비교하면서 읽을 수 있는 재미도 쏠쏠하다. 이 책은 전세계 24개국에서 출간되었으며 이 시리즈의 첫 세 권이 나오던 2007년 저자인 나오미 노빅은 데뷔작인 이 시리즈로 휴고상 최종 후보에 오르고, 존캠벨 신인상과 로커스상을 거머쥐었다. 또한 영화 반지의 제왕 감독 피터 잭슨이 이 시리즈의 영화화 판권을 구입해 화제가 되기도 했다. 이번에 출간된 제6권은 제5권 출간 이후 2년 만에 출간된 책으로, 프랑스 용들에게 전염병 치료약을 내준 죄로 반역자로 몰린 영국 공군 로렌스가 죄수 신분으로 뉴사우스웨일스 식민지에 공군 기지를 건설하는 데 기초가 될 용알 3개를 받아들고 테메레르와 함께 얼리전스 호를 타고 유배길에 오르는 장면으로 시작하고 있다.
영국 땅에 상륙한 프랑스군을 물리치기 위해 용 부대의 지휘관이 된 테메레르가 출격한다! 1807년 가을, 프랑스에서 돌아온 후, 테메레르와 로렌스는 영국 정부의 결정에 의해 각각 사육장과 배에서 숨죽이며 살아간다. 펜이팬의 사육장에서 로렌스가 돌아올 날을 기다리며 하루하루 시간을 보내는 테메레르는 로렌스가 죽었는지 살았는지 전혀 알 수 없는 상황이라 속은 까맣게 타들어갈 지경이다. 영국 정부에서는 말 잘 듣고 얌전히 굴면 로렌스를 교수형에 처하지 않겠다고 했지만 테메레르는 그 약속을 믿을 수가 없다. 사육장 밖의 윈체스터 용들과 한 번씩 만나고 있는 몬시라는 용과 안면을 튼 테메레르는, 몬시에게 소를 주며 로렌스 소식을 알아봐달라고 부탁했다가 로렌스의 죽음이라는 충격적인 사실을 접하게 된다. 충격 속에서 나폴레옹이 수십만 대군을 이끌고 영국 땅에 상륙하자 테메레르는 용으로만 이루어진 부대를 이끌고 프랑스군에 맞서는데....... ★★★★★ 반지의 제왕 피터 잭슨 감독, 영화화 선언! ★★★★★ 2007 휴고상 노미네이트, 존 캠벨 신인상, 로커스상, 콤프턴 크룩상 수상! ★★★★★ 전세계 24개국 출간! ★★★★★ 굉장히 재미있는 소설이다. 첫 페이지를 펼치는 순간부터 눈길을 뗄 수 없을 것이다. _스티븐 킹
압도적인 서사와 장대한 스케일! 전 세계 30개국 베스트셀러 석권!용의 날갯짓을 타고 날아오른 세기의 걸작 《테메레르》, 세상에서 가장 귀한 용, 테메레르의 마지막 숨결을 담다!
알에서 막 깨어나던 아기 테메레르, 정의로운 청년 테메레르… 10년의 세월이 아직도 생생합니다. 열세 살 꼬맹이였던 제가 군대 입대 직전에야 마지막 순간을 함께하네요. 오랜 친구에게 작별을 고하듯, 아쉽고 뭉클합니다. 노년이 되는 어느 날, 나의 테메레르와 꼭 다시 만나기를…. Adieu temeraire
전 세계 30개국에 번역 출간되고, 150만 독자들을 홀리며 ‘드래곤 판타지’의 새 역사를 써 내려온 《테메레르》 시리즈! 2007년 1권 〈왕의 용〉이 출간된 직후 존 캠벨 신인상, 로커스상, 콤프턴 크룩상 등 유수의 문학상을 휩쓸며 베스트셀러 반열에 올랐던 《테메레르》 시리즈가 10년 만의 완결편으로 돌아왔다.나폴레옹의 진두지휘 아래 러시아를 습격한 프랑스군은 혹독한 추위와 굶주림으로 끝끝내 퇴각한다. 청-러 연합군의 눈을 피해 프랑스로 빠져나간 나폴레옹은 치욕스러운 패배를 곱씹으며 소속이 없는 야생 용들을 현혹해 불러모으고, 수천 마리의 용 알을 일시에 부화시킨다. 한편, 로렌스가 총상을 입고 사경을 헤매는 사이, 테메레르는 자신의 알이 나폴레옹의 용 리엔의 손아귀에 들어갔다는 소식을 접한다. 로렌스를 떠날 수도, 알을 외면할 수도 없어 괴로워하던 그는 죽음을 각오하고 홀로 적진을 향해 날아가는데……. 나폴레옹 전쟁이 한창이던 19세기 초를 배경으로 독창적인 드래곤 판타지를 창조해낸 나오미 노빅은 완결편 《테메레르9: 용들의 연합》을 통해 기분 좋은 결말을 안긴다. 1-8권의 장엄하고도 화려한 서사를 멋지게 응축한 완벽한 스토리와 손에 땀을 쥐게 하는 사건사고, 테메레르를 쏙 닮은 당돌한 아기 용의 탄생 과정을 따라가다 보면 테메레르가 건네는 마지막 작별 인사가 한없이 아쉬워질 것이다.
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