Now China has discovered that its rare gift, intended for Napoleon, has fallen into British hands–and an angry Chinese delegation vows to reclaim the remarkable beast. But Laurence refuses to cooperate. Facing the gallows for his defiance, Laurence has no choice but to accompany Temeraire back to the Far East–a long voyage fraught with peril, intrigue, and the untold terrors of the deep. Yet once the pair reaches the court of the Chinese emperor, even more shocking discoveries and darker dangers await. @goodreads
This was supposed to be my St. Patrick's Day book (green) read, but I still read it in March so it still counts =)
I love Temeraire and Laurence so much ! A man and his dragon, what's not to love !
Now the Chinese want Temeraire back. I think it's stupid as everyone stated, they had given the egg away to the French and just because Laurence ship took over the one with the egg in it doesn't mean they deserve to get Temeraire back. BUT . . . that's not what happened.
I loved that Temeraire was very protective over Laurence in this book. He was not going to let anyone separate them. So, they end up going to China together on the Allegiance. We get to meet up with Riley again =)
Some stuff happens on the trip over and some of the other dragons in Temeraire's crew help them out a for a little bit. I'm glad they got to be together again. And we got some of the crew back to be there for Laurence and Temeraire.
It was sweet when Temeraire got to meet his family and some other dragons. AND a little girlfriend, uh, stuff =)
Of course, there are some bad things happen while they are there as well. And more people die through-out the book =(
I liked the ending very much and look forward to what Temeraire is going to do with his new-found knowledge.
What wonderful books these are so far!