Monday, July 11, 2011

On My Wishlist-His Majesty's Dragon

On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. 
I'm not as diligent as BCC, but I do try to post these as often as I can :D

His Majesty's Dragon
Author: Naomi Novik
Publisher: Ballantine Books
 Pages: 384
Copyright: 2006

From goodreads:

Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain’s defense by taking to the skies . . . not aboard aircraft but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons.

When HMS Reliant captures a French frigate and seizes its precious cargo, an unhatched dragon egg, fate sweeps Capt. Will Laurence from his seafaring life into an uncertain future–and an unexpected kinship with a most extraordinary creature. Thrust into the rarified world of the Aerial Corps as master of the dragon Temeraire, he will face a crash course in the daring tactics of airborne battle. For as France’s own dragon-borne forces rally to breach British soil in Bonaparte’s boldest gambit, Laurence and Temeraire must soar into their own baptism of fire.

I'm itching for a good dragon story. I find I can only go so long without   Since I've been picking out more and more of them lately, I know its time. Reading the summary on this book has me intrigued, and finding out that Peter Jackson has purchased the film rights to the series......I know I just have to make it mine :D

Added bonus: That's right, I said added bonus!  I also found out Novik has published a graphic novel as well, Will Supervillains Be On the Final?

Will Super Villains Be On The Final?
Author: Naomi Novik
Illustrator: Yishan Li
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey April 26, 2011

Product Description from Amazon:
As universities go, Liberty Vocational is the private college of choice for budding superheroes learning to master their extraordinary powers for the good of humankind. But for sixteen-year-old Leah Taymore, just making her way through classes without incident is shaping up to be a superhuman task. Star struck by legendary ex-hero turned student advisor Calvin Washington, petrified by ultrastrict dean Dr. Santos, and tongue-tied over her supercool (and handsome) classmate Paul Lyman, timid Leah fears that even her ability to manipulate atoms won’t be enough to survive the rigors of L.V.—and become a full-fledged defender of all that is right. But the real test of her mettle is yet to come, in the form of infamous supervillain Bane, who has infiltrated Liberty with a sinister plan to bring down the best and brightest heroes of tomorrow before they even take flight.

I believe this one will have to come home with me as well...I know, no self control ;)


Cath said... Best Blogger Tips

His Majesty's Dragon is delightful. I've only read two in the series but I love them to bits.

Kailana said... Best Blogger Tips

His Majesty's Dragon was a really good book. I have never heard of that other book by her, though. I will have to look into it!

wheels209 said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Kelly,
I hope you enjoy the book and the series. It is one of my favorites.
Take care,

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Cath: Wonderful! Now I really can't wait to read it :D

Kailana: Wow, two for two, a very good sign :D Yes, It was released in April but I just found out about it myself. I'm very excited. Thanks for the comment :D

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Steve: Thank you, I now have very high hopes indeed :D

Melissa (Books and Things) said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh the Dragon one looks good. I've heard about it, but haven't read it. I hope you get both and enjoy!

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you much Melissa ;)

DesLily said... Best Blogger Tips

Kelly: please tell my you've read the Pern books by annd mccaffrey?!

I have this but in a huge paperback and I agonize just thinking of holding it for 3 books worth!!

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Pat: Oh yes indeed I have....Love them all <3 They're what makes me jones to this day for a good dragon Not good for the hands *or* the eyes for you :(

....Petty Witter said... Best Blogger Tips

Niece #" loves His Majesty's Dragon, perhaps I shall read it one day.

Becky said... Best Blogger Tips

I have to say this book looks really good I think I may try reading it.

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Petty: Oooo wow, your niece too... so many people are lovers of this book...I just can't wait to read it :D

Becky: I can't believe the responses I've gotten on this one. I have two more books to finish...then I'm makin it

Nymeth said... Best Blogger Tips

This series is totally the highlight of my reading year so far. So yes, DO read it :D

animewookie said... Best Blogger Tips

Nymeth: Alright, I'm doing it. I'm making this book mine asap!!! Soooo excited :D