El dragón de Su Majestad (Temerario 1)

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El capitán Will Laurence sella su destino al capturar el precioso cargamento de la fragata Amitié. El tesoro es un huevo de dragón imperial, regalo del emperador chino a Napoleón. Cuando la fantástica criatura salga del cascarón, elegirá al capitán como su criador. Éste pronto descubrirá que entrenarlo es una aventura fascinante. Juntos tendrán que aprender las peligrosas tácticas de la guerra aérea, pues Francia, dirigida por un Bonaparte más audaz que nunca, ha reunido a sus criaturas para transportar sus tropas sobre suelo británico. ¡Laurence y Temerario se preparan para sufrir su bautismo de fuego!
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About the author

Naomi Novik es una ávida lectora de literatura fantástica. Estudió literatura inglesa en la Universidad de Brown, y realizó estudios de posgrado en la Universidad de Columbia. Participó en el diseño y el desarrollo del juego de ordenador Neverwinter Nights: Shadow of Undrentide. Después se dio cuenta de que prefería escribir a programar. Vive en Nueva York con su marido y seis ordenadores.

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Publisher
ALFAGUARA infantiles y juveniles
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Published on
Nov 9, 2011
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Pages
416
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ISBN
9788420494845
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Language
Spanish
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Genres
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Juvenile Fiction / Historical / General
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / General
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Morgan Rice
“Una fantasía llena de acción que le encantará a los fans de las otras novelas de Morgan Rice, igual que a los fans de obras como The Inheritance Cycle de Christopher Paolini…. Los fans de Ficción para Jóvenes Adultos devorarán este último trabajo de Rice y rogarán por más.”

--The Wanderer, A Literary Journal (sobre El Despertar de los Dragones)

¡Las series Bestselling #1!

¡EL DESPERTAR DEL VALIENTE es el libro #2 en la serie de fantasía épica bestselling de Morgan Rice REYES Y HECHICEROS (que inicia con EL DESPERTAR DE LOS DRAGONES como descarga gratuita)!

Después del ataque del dragón, Kyra es enviada a una misión urgente: cruzar Escalon y buscar a su tío en la misteriosa Torre de Ur. El tiempo ha llegado para que conozca quién es ella, quién es su madre, y para que inicie su entrenamiento desarrollando sus poderes especiales. Será una misión llena de tensión para una chica sola, con un Escalon lleno de peligros por bestias salvajes y hombres por igual; una que requerirá de toda su fuerza para sobrevivir.

Su padre, Duncan, deberá guiar a sus hombres al sur hacia la gran ciudad de Esephus para tratar de liberar a sus compatriotas del puño de hierro de Pandesia. Si tiene éxito, tendrá que viajar en el traicionero Lago de la Ira y después en los picos nevados de Kos en donde viven los guerreros más duros de Escalon, hombres a los que necesitará reclutar si quiere tener una oportunidad de conquistar la capital.

Alec escapa con Marco de Las Flamas para encontrarse corriendo por el Bosque de las Espinas, perseguidos por bestias exóticas. Es un angustioso viaje a través de la noche mientras continúa en su misión de llegar a su tierra natal esperando reunirse con su familia. Cuando llega, se sorprende al descubrir lo que ha sucedido.

Merk, a pesar de su buen juicio, regresa para ayudar a la chica y se encuentra por primera vez en su vida envuelto en asuntos ajenos. Pero no olvidará su peregrinaje hacia la Torre de Ur, y finalmente se siente angustiado al ver que la torre no es lo que esperaba.

Vesuvius empuja a su gigante mientras guía a los Troles en su misión bajo tierra, tratando de pasar Las Flamas mientras el dragón, Theos, tiene su propia misión especial en Escalon.

Con su fuerte atmósfera y personajes complejos, EL DESPERTAR DEL VALIENTE es una dramática saga de caballeros y guerreros, de reyes y señores, de honor y valor, de magia, destino, monstruos y dragones. Es una historia de amor y corazones rotos, de decepción, ambición y traición. Es una excelente fantasía que nos invita a un mundo que vivirá en nosotros para siempre, uno que encantará a todas las edades y géneros.

El libro #3 de REYES Y HECHICEROS se publicará pronto.

“Si pensaste que ya no había razón para vivir después de terminar de leer la serie El Anillo del Hechicero, te equivocaste. En EL DESPERTAR DE LOS DRAGONES Morgan Rice nos presenta lo que promete ser otra brillante serie, sumergiéndonos en una fantasía de troles y dragones, de valor, honor, intrepidez, magia y fe en tu destino. Morgan ha logrado producir otro fuerte conjunto de personajes que nos hacen animarlos en cada página.… Recomendado para la biblioteca permanente de todos los lectores que aman la fantasía bien escrita.”
--Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (sobre El Despertar de los Dragones)

“[La novela] funciona desde el principio…. Una fantasía superior…Inicia, como debe, con los problemas de una protagonista y se mueve de manera natural hacia un más amplio circulo de caballeros, dragones, magia y monstruos, y destino.… Todo lo que hace a una buena fantasía está aquí, desde soldados y batallas hasta confrontaciones con uno mismo….Un campeón recomendado para los que disfrutan de libros de fantasía épica llenos de poderosos y creíbles protagonistas jóvenes adultos.”
--Midwest Book Review, D. Donovan, eBook Reviewer (sobre El Despertar de los Dragones)

“Una novela llena de intrigas que es fácil de leer en un fin de semana… Un buen inicio para una serie prometedora.”
--San Francisco Book Review (sobre El Despertar de los Dragones)

Naomi Novik
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 | Tor.com | 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

“A very enjoyable fantasy with the air of a modern classic . . . Naomi Novik skillfully takes the fairy-tale-turned-bildungsroman structure of her premise . . . and builds enough flesh on those bones to make a very different animal. . . . The vivid characters around her also echo their fairy-tale forebears, but are grounded in real-world ambivalence that makes this book feel quietly mature, its world lived-in.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Novik here delivers a tale that is funny and fast-paced, laced with hair-raising battle scenes and conspiracies; it also touches on deeper ecological concerns we grapple with today.”—The Washington Post

“Novik takes us on a surprise-filled journey. . . . The resulting warmth and intimacy provide a nicely nurturing environment for her heroine’s unusual adventures.”—The Seattle Times

“Breathtaking . . . [Novik] weaves a tale that is both elegantly grand and earthily humble, familiar as a Grimm fairy tale yet fresh, original, and totally irresistible. This will be a must-read for fantasy fans for years to come.”—Pubilshers Weekly (starred review)

“An original and fully realized fantastical place guaranteed to enthrall her longtime fans and attract new readers.”—Library Journal (starred review)


From the Hardcover edition.
Book 8
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
Book 4
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