The second in the Temeraire series — a rewriting of history focusing on the Napoleonic Wars if they had dragons. The first book definitely lived up to the hype. The relationship between Temeraire (the Dragon) and his Captain (Laurence) was really what drove the book.

So with the Jade Throne I was expecting more of the same. Except there really wasn’t a lot about dragons at all. There was TALK about dragons, but not a lot of interaction.

The plot: Temeraire is forced to go back to China (where his egg originated) as China is claiming ownership of him. The entire book is really them traveling on a boat…yawn.

It’s about the dragons, damn it!