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Tongues of Serpents

Naomi Novik

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A dazzling blend of military history, high-flying fantasy, and edge-of-your-seat adventure, Naomi Novik's Temeraire novels, set in an alternate Napoleonic era in which intelligent dragons have been harnessed as weapons of war, are more than just perennial bestsellers-they are a worldwide phenomenon. Now, in Tongues of Serpents, Naomi Novik is back, along with the dragon Temeraire and his rider and friend, Captain Will Laurence. Convicted of treason despite their heroic defense against Napoleon's invasion of England, Temeraire and Laurence-stripped of rank and standing-have been transported to the prison colony at New South Wales in distant Australia, where, it is hoped, they cannot further corrupt the British Aerial Corps with their dangerous notions of liberty for dragons. Temeraire and Laurence carry with them three dragon eggs intended to help establish a covert in the colony and destined to be handed over to such second-rate, undesirable officers as have been willing to accept so remote an assignment-including one former acquaintance, Captain Rankin, whose cruelty once cost a dragon its life. Nor is this the greatest difficulty that confronts the exiled dragon and rider: Instead of leaving behind all the political entanglements and corruptions of the war, Laurence and Temeraire have instead sailed into a hornet's nest of fresh complications. For the colony at New South Wales has been thrown into turmoil after the overthrow of the military governor, one William Bligh-better known as Captain Bligh, late of HMS Bounty. Bligh wastes no time in attempting to enlist Temeraire and Laurence to restore him to office, while the upstart masters of the colony are equally determined that the new arrivals should not upset a balance of power precariously tipped in their favor. Eager to escape this political quagmire, Laurence and Temeraire take on a mission to find a way through the forbidding Blue Mountains and into the interior of Australia. But when one of the dragon eggs is stolen from Temeraire, the surveying expedi

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

9h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:31


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

25:18


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

38:39


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

32:07


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

44:44


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

32:52


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

23:31


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

39:27


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

20:28


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

32:30


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

34:18


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

44:43


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

21:36


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

41:21


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

41:55


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

26:22


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

43:02


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

36:17


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

07:42


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

00:23