Posts Tagged ‘temeraire’

Empire of Ivory

I believe I will keep buying these Temeraire books. Each book supplies a satisfying dose of Naomi Novik’s intriguing and even brilliant premise: an alternate history fantasy of dragons helping out in the Napoleonic Wars. But oh, the skittering plot!

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Characters With Appeal

I have three stories in mind today, mulling over why two of them fail for me, and one succeeds. Bottom line, character appeal.

One of the books is an aspiring writer’s manuscript, the other two were written by well-known authors. On the manuscript, a surprising reaction I had to an otherwise well-written book was that I just flat-out didn’t believe the character. Read More…