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Tongues of Serpents

(2010)
(The sixth book in the Temeraire series)
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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, Capt. 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 expedition becomes a desperate race to recover it in time - a race that leads to a shocking discovery and a dangerous new obstacle in the global war between Britain and Napoleon.

Genre: Fantasy
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Hardback Editions

September 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tongues of Serpents (The Temeraire Series, Book 6)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 0-00-725677-9 / 978-0-00-725677-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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July 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Tongues of Serpents: A Novel of Temeraire
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 0-345-49689-2 / 978-0-345-49689-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

August 2014 : UK Paperback

Title: Tongues of Serpents (The Temeraire Series)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 0-00-757896-2 / 978-0-00-757896-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tongues of Serpents (The Temeraire Series)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 0-00-725678-7 / 978-0-00-725678-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
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June 2011 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Tongues of Serpents: A Novel of Temeraire
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 0-345-49690-6 / 978-0-345-49690-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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September 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tongues of Serpents (The Temeraire Series, Book 6)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 0-00-725916-6 / 978-0-00-725916-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 1-4001-1933-2 / 978-1-4001-1933-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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September 2010 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 1-4001-4933-9 / 978-1-4001-4933-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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September 2010 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Tongues of Serpents (Temeraire)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
ISBN: 1-4001-6933-X / 978-1-4001-6933-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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September 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Tongues of Serpents: Temeraire, Book 6
Author(s): Naomi Novik
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon   


September 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Tongues of Serpents: Temeraire, Book 6
Author(s): Naomi Novik
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

September 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tongues of Serpents (The Temeraire Series, Book 6)
Author(s): Naomi Novik
Publisher: HarperVoyager
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


July 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Tongues of Serpents: A Novel of Temeraire
Author(s): Naomi Novik
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA