Editorial Reviews. Review. Praise for Naomi Novik and her novels of Temeraire “ Novik’s Crucible of Gold: A Novel of Temeraire – Kindle edition by Naomi Novik. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Contents[show] Book 7 The seventh volume of the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik, released March 6, Story Part I A while after the events of Tongues of . 1 Jun Welcome back to the Temeraire Reread, in which I recap and review Naomi We continue this week with the seventh novel, Crucible of Gold.

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Mar 29, Joe Howe rated it it was amazing.

Chapter 15 Iskierka suffers a high fever from her wounds, and Churki guides them to the Ucayali Riverwhich leads to the Amazon River, which they follow across the continent to the eastern coast.

Hammond urges that their duty lies in Rio, but the most direct route across the jungle will be very difficult. It is no spoiler to note that the ship is wrecked long before they reach their goal, as it appears both on the cover art and on the interior map. Jul 28, Otherwyrld rated it really liked it Shelves: Iskierka suffers a high fever from her wounds, and Churki guides them to the Ucayali Riverwhich leads to the Amazon River, which they follow across the continent to the eastern coast.

I was sad to lose both it and Temerakre Riley, as they have both been a part of this series almost since the beginning. I enjoyed learning more about him and seeing him play a slightly more prominent role in the story.

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I know these are stories of battles, intrigue etc, but there was always enough emotion to keep me caring about the characters. It is no spoiler to note that the ship is wrecked long before they reach their goal, as it appe Laurence and Temeraire are pulled out of their self-imposed exile in Australia for a new mission, to try and stop the Tswana the African empire first encountered a few books ago ot permanently allying themselves with Napoleon.

The ship on which they are traveling sinks and then they are captured by the French, who strand them on an atoll in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Eventually, they tmeeraire at Taruca ‘s original ayullu cruciblle, and are thanked by the dragon Curicuillor and Taruca ‘s family; who report this to the Sapa Inca on their behalf.

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Crucible of Gold is a fine return to form for this series. Shen Li, the courier-dragon, disapproves of it on grounds that seem likely to be Buddhist in origin: Prisoners, they find themselves marooned on a bleak island but manage to escape and make their way to the mysterious Incan Empire. Imagine a 10 ton heavy fire breathing hotheaded kid who wants to have her own way because she just thinks it’s right or an even bigger one who’s so possessive that he won’t even allow his companion to move from his side for fear he may loose him.

Tfmeraire each book after has gotten more and more preachy, dragg-y and one off, it’s like the Scrappy Doo of dragon books and I will not read it anymore, not even for free.

So the British government dispatches Arthur Hammond from China to enlist Laurence and Temeraire to negotiate a peace with the angry Tswana, who have besieged the Portuguese royal family in Rio – and as bait, Hammond bears an offer to reinstate Laurence to his former rank and seniority as a captain in the Aerial Corps.

Mar 19, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: Hammond is lamenting the prospect temeraure Churki following him back to England, not to mention having to bring the news that another power has joined Napoleon, when Gong Su, the cook, brings them a very unexpected proposal: Luckily, nothing goes to plan and things get progressively more interesting, especially once their nautical disasters end after narrowly escaping a Lord of the Flies scenario and they reach the mainland and encounter the Incan Empire.

That all changed in this one, though I think it kind of started in the one prior. The next day, Laurence and several others go hunting – during which time he discusses with Emily Crucibel her relationship with Demane – eventually emerging at a cove where they discover a wrecked pirate ship; inside which is enough rope for makeshift harnesses, and a map of the area; which will allow them to safely fly to shore.


Crucible of Gold (Temeraire, book 7) by Naomi Novik

Plus, there’s cfucible an inbuilt sequel to the story, Napoleon escapes the island of Elba where he was exiled and returns to France crucibel his usual shenanigans. But went through it all with a smile on my lips. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Views Read Edit View history. Unfortunately, Captain Riley’s crew is undependable, and after weathering a five-day gale, breaches in discipline lead to a drunken galley fire; the ship is lost, with only the most drunken and irresponsible hands saved, as Laurence had ordered them aboard Temeraire for disciplinary action.

At this point I kinda don’t know why I shouldn’t be rooting for Napoleon? To ask other readers questions about Crucible of Goldplease sign up. And I appreciate Granby and love Iskierka, but I’d like Laurence to go back to being awesome and growing. I literally came up with three better reasons on the spot like this one: TemeraireIskierka and Kulingile – joined by Churkiwho intends to protect Hammond and his extended family in Britain – manage to retrieve their crews and flee from the Incans to Brazil.

For Laurence and Temeraire, put out to pasture in Australia, it seems their part in the war has come to an end just when they are needed most.

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Honestly, I can’t wait. This series may be heading for a 20 book target and I don’t know if I have the patience to stick with it so long. In “Crucible of Gold”, the following differences occur:.

William Laurence and Temeraire, who have decided to make a crucib,e life for themselves in the British colony of New South Walesare disturbed by the arrival of the diplomat Arthur Hammond, lately assigned to Chinawho bears dire news. The dragons are so much better developed as characters than the humans.