Top positive review
on 22 August 2017
What the novel lacks in character development the setting more than makes up for. Novik is as adept at bringing the Australian countryside alive as Arthur Upfield did in the The Sands of Windee. Laurence continues to be a bit of a stick, but very much a man of his time. Temeraire provides a more modern, though materialistic, counterbalance. Nicely written.