History Literature / Temeraire

2nd Jan '17 8:32:23 AM dieseldragons
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* [[spoiler: AntiClimax: ''League of Dragons'' has some interesting developments with Temeraire's and Iskierka's egg, but the plot derails considerably for a duel with a mad baron that contributes nothing to the plot. The book does not end spectacularly, in that there is no "final epic confrontation" the series has been building up to. Napoleon has long his formidable momentum showcased in the previous titles, being beaten back and cannot manage any offensive. Lien herself does ''nothing bold or desperate'' to seek her revenge against the titular character and/or his captain.]]

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* [[spoiler: AntiClimax: ''League of Dragons'' has some interesting developments with Temeraire's and Iskierka's egg, but the plot derails considerably for a duel with a mad baron that contributes nothing to the plot. The book does not end spectacularly, in that there is no "final epic confrontation" the series has been building up to. Napoleon has long lost his formidable momentum showcased in the previous titles, being beaten back and cannot manage any offensive. Lien herself does ''nothing bold or desperate'' to seek her revenge against the titular character and/or his captain.]]
2nd Jan '17 8:30:14 AM dieseldragons
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* [[spoiler: AntiClimax: ''League of Dragons'' has some interesting developments with Temeraire's and Iskierka's egg, but the plot derails considerably for a duel with a mad baron that contributes nothing to the plot. The book does not end spectacularly, in that there is no "final epic confrontation" the series has been building up to. Napoleon has long his formidable momentum showcased in the previous titles, being beaten back and cannot manage any offensive. Lien herself does ''nothing bold or desperate'' to seek her revenge against the titular character and/or his captain.]]
27th Nov '16 1:31:58 PM nombretomado
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Creator/PeterJackson has reportedly optioned the movie rights to the series. He has also been heard to debate airing them as a miniseries instead, to make it harder to be CutShort (a problem that ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/TheInheritanceCycle'' and even ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' fans can speak of from experience).

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Creator/PeterJackson has reportedly optioned the movie rights to the series. He has also been heard to debate airing them as a miniseries instead, to make it harder to be CutShort (a problem that ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/TheInheritanceCycle'' and even ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' fans can speak of from experience).
20th Nov '16 11:44:28 PM dieseldragons
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Captain Poole is quite the insufferable oaf, hating Lawrence for not following government's orders i.e. treason, considering ''he rides on a dragon said tyrants wanted dead.''
20th Nov '16 11:37:16 PM dieseldragons
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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: The wicked slavers who screwed over Laurence's first fortune in his absence never face justice. Even worse, the evil ministers in parliament who devised their genocidal plan for the world's dragons are never even named, nor face their well-deserved retribution. Not that this [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone discourages Laurence any for feeling 'treasonous' after defying such monstrous excuses for men]].]]


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* PutOnABus: [[spoiler: Lien manages to get herself unceremoniously exiled after losing the final battle without a word off to an unknown location. Rather anticlimatically, considering she established herself as Temeraire's and Lawrence's sworn enemy.]]
15th Nov '16 10:57:10 AM Azvolrien
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* ADogNamedDog: A very sneaky example; one of Temeraire's older formation-mates is a Yellow Reaper dragon called Messoria. ''Messor'' is Latin for 'reaper'.
15th Nov '16 10:54:51 AM Azvolrien
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2nd Nov '16 4:47:55 PM nombretomado
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Creator/PeterJackson has reportedly optioned the movie rights to the series. He has also been heard to debate airing them as a miniseries instead, to make it harder to be CutShort (a problem that ''HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/TheInheritanceCycle'' and even ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' fans can speak of from experience).

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Creator/PeterJackson has reportedly optioned the movie rights to the series. He has also been heard to debate airing them as a miniseries instead, to make it harder to be CutShort (a problem that ''HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'', ''Literature/TheInheritanceCycle'' and even ''TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' fans can speak of from experience).
29th Oct '16 9:19:40 PM Observance
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** Frustratingly, the climax of ''League of Dragons'' keeps [[spoiler:Temeraire's final battle against Lien]] entirely offscreen, and with very few details.
27th Sep '16 12:59:53 AM 20thcenturyvole
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* ATasteOfTheLash: Several times, as it's a standard method of discipline. Laurence administers it to two of his men in ''Black Powder War'' (they were caught spying on the Sultan's harem, and flogging was just barely accepted in place of execution), and is himself flogged by on the orders of the Tswana king in ''Empire of Ivory''.
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