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Wednesday, 23 April 2008

ABC Wednesday - N

Wednesday again, and time to search the dictionary for the letter

N

Though this week the dictionary had a rest, as I wanted to share one of my favourite new authors.

Now, this may come as a surprise to you, (!) but I have to admit to liking dragons just a little bit. So when Hubby read a review of a new dragon book, I had to try it.
The author's name is

Naomi Novik


The book is about a naval captain in the time of Napoleon who inadvertently becomes a dragon rider and therefore part of the Air Force.
(Yes, this is a fascinating alternative history.)


I loved this book so much that I went on to the next two as they became available.

The fourth - Empire of Ivory - is now out in paperback, so that's next on my shopping list as soon as I can get it.

I love discovering new authors that become favourites!

For more N posts and participants, visit Mrs Nesbitt, and have a great Wednesday!

42 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Ahaaaaaaaaaaa! N for Napoleon too!
Grer
Dxat idea here.
Have a geat ABC Wednesday.

Powell River Books said...

I love to read, too. My husband is into alternative histories. I'll pass this along to him. I chose N is for nummies. What's that you say? Click here to find out. - Margy

RuneE said...

A very original post for what must be very original literature - must think about that since I am a Tolkien-fan.

Ackworth Born said...

Doesn't sound my cup of tea but if I see one on a second-hand stall I might get it for my wife.

Ida said...

Thanks for the book tip. :)

Neva said...

I will have to have a look for these...I love to read new "stuff"--authors I have never tried! Good choice....BTW, I bowl with a fellow who loves dragons and had one painted on his car....very cute....he also has a dragon in his bowling ball....certainly brings ME good luck!!!

Autumn said...

I love to read, I will have to take a closer look at those books.

Katney said...

New authors always give rise to a future of wonderful reading. I like to go back to my favorites, too, and have read a few Agatha Christies in recent months. I keep going back down to your striped dog to have a good smile.

ellen b said...

Sounds intriguing. I love finding new authors that I end up enjoying enough to gobble up their books. Have a great Wednesday...
So I suppose you've read Cornelia Funk's Dragon Rider?

Daryl E said...

Another very clever N!

imac said...

Sounds a good read as its a good post for N post.

Jan said...

I'm an avid reader, I'll have to check this out. Thanks.

Blue said...

What an original choice!
As an avid reader/book lover, who loves fantasy, I'm an escapism artist, I've taken the details down.

Best wishes
Blue

Miss_Yves said...

Nice illustrations !
Miss Yves

John said...

Good idea for the N today.

CherryPie said...

They sound really interesting :-)

Rhodri Noyle said...

Are you dropping birthday hints?

BumbleVee said...

I might just have to have a look for one of these.... could be a fun read...

leslie said...

Well then, good job. Always good to hear first-hand about a good book, or two or three. I also did "novels" today, so pop over. :D

mylittlephotonook said...

Aha! You like fiction!? Good post!

Liz said...

Wonderful covers on those books.

Have you read Eragon? I'm assuming it has a dragon in it from the cover!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Very creative and nice choice for the letter N! Thank's for the book-tip:)

nonizamboni said...

How clever you are! And I think the cover illustration of the book is beautiful.
I know another dragon lover that you might enjoy knowing. She blogs at Granny Smith http://phyllisophy.blogspot.com/ and has a separate website about dragons at http://www.dragonhaven.net/
and is a delightful lady.

Cheers!

Suburbia said...

I have never read these but the art work on the cover is beautiful.

Gordon said...

A great choice; the gook covers are beautifully illustrated.

Stacey Huston said...

I think this is the first ABC post that I have seen that wasn't a photo. Too cool. thanks for sharing.

david mcmahon said...

Great to see you're not `dragon' your heels!!

Kjerstis Hjørne said...

Smart N-choice!

AVCR8TEUR said...

I don't get a chance to read novels too often, but when I do, it just takes me away. Your books sound wonderful.

Diana said...

that was a surprise to find you like dragons :) this was an easy one for you with a book close by! good N!

Nydia said...

Hi, Miss Dragon! Hmm... this brought water to my mouth,I love different stories like this one. Never heard about the author, another good reason to try her too. Hope to find it here! (loved the covers as well). Thanks for stopping by at my N post too! BTW, have you seen the box I'm giving away at the blog carnival draw? Kisses from Nydia.

Andrea said...

Intersting N post.

Lynette said...

Nice ABC Wednesday post!

kRiZ cPEc said...

thanks for sharing and your comment at my entry.

Cathy said...

Per your post on my site, Stitch Witchery is a fusible tape used to secure two fabrics to one another with heat (an iron). I prefer to use this instead of pins to hold down zippers will I sew them in place. Your site is amazing--I never knew so much dragonry existed!

Petunia said...

Great post. Great to learn about new authors.
I love to read so I will look at this one;)

Petunia's ABC

babooshka said...

Very original choice for N.Your blog is certainly different, i have jjust being having a nosey. Great stuff.

hpy said...

First of all, thanks for your kind comment, and secondly, it's so Nice to reed. I think I prefer , no I am sure that I prefer books to films. Books let your imagination run away, butin films all is ready for you to look at.
Happy dragon days.

Dragonstar said...

Thank you all for being so kind. I'm glad some of you might try these books, and I'm also glad for the suggestions for further reading (ellen b - Cornelia Funke's Dragon Rider is now on my wish-list!) and further contact (thanks Nonizamboni!)

And yes, Rhodri - if you want to take it as a hint, feel free!

Janet said...

Sorry I'm so late getting around. Since I love to read your choice for N is great!

Dr.John said...

Since I also enjoy dragons I will look for these books.

Damama T said...

Great selection for N. How fortunate that you found those books. ;o)