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Crucible of Gold

Naomi Novik

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Naomi Novik’s beloved series returns, with Captain Will Laurence and his fighting dragon Temeraire once again taking to the air against the broadsides of Napoleon’s forces and the friendly—and sometimes not-so-friendly—fire of British soldiers and politicians who continue to suspect them of divided loyalties, if not outright treason. For Laurence and Temeraire, put out to pasture in Australia, it seems their part in the war has come to an end just when they are needed most. But perhaps they are no longer alone in this opinion. Newly allied with the powerful African empire of the Tswana, the French have occupied Spain and brought revolution and bloodshed to Brazil, threatening Britain’s last desperate hope to defeat Napoleon. And now the government that sidelined them has decided they have the best chance at negotiating a peace with the angry Tswana, who have besieged the Portuguese royal family in Rio—and thus offer to reinstate Laurence to his former rank and seniority as a captain in the aerial Corps. Temeraire is delighted by this sudden reversal of fortune, but Laurence is by no means sanguine, knowing from experience that personal honor and duty to one’s country do not always run on parallel tracks. Nonetheless, the pair embark for Brazil, only to meet with a string of unmitigated disasters that force them to make an unexpected landing in the hostile territory of the Incan empire, where they face new unanticipated dangers. Now with the success of the mission balanced on a razor’s edge, and failure looking more likely by the minute, the unexpected arrival of an old enemy will tip the scales toward ruin. Yet even in the midst of disaster, opportunity may lurk—for one bold enough to grasp it.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

9h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:57


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

28:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

26:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

21:31


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:20


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:02


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

28:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

21:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

28:19


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

18:13


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

28:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:21


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

20:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:23


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

27:52


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

19:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

26:47


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:43