Naomi Novik is the acclaimed author of His Majesty's
Dragon, Throne of Jade, Black Powder War, Empire of Ivory,
Victory of Eagles, Tongues of Serpents, Crucible of Gold,
and Blood of Tyrants, the first eight volumes of the
Temeraire series. She has been nominated for the Hugo Award and has
won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, as well as the
Locus Award for Best New Writer and the Compton Crook Award for
Best First Novel. She is also the author of the graphic novel
Will Supervillains Be on the Final?
Fascinated with both history and legends, Novik is a first-generation American raised on Polish fairy tales and stories of Baba Yaga. Her own adventures include pillaging degrees in English literature and computer science from various ivory towers, designing computer games, and helping to build the Archive of Our Own for fanfiction and other fanworks. Novik is a co-founder of the Organization for Transformative Works.
She lives in New York City with her husband, Charles Ardai, the founder of Hard Case Crime, and their daughter, Evidence, surrounded by an excessive number of purring computers.
Praise for Blood of Tyrants
"A first-class entry in a remarkable and appealing series."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Novik's plots and characterizations get more intricate and
plausible with each novel. . . . Novik's re-creation of much of
world history based on the existence of intelligent dragons has
been so well crafted that all eight books in the series are highly
recommended."--Booklist (starred review)
"Novik combines dragons . . . with period history to achieve a brilliantly realized re-creation of military history laced with the fantastic. . . . Well-crafted."--Library Journal "If you've never read these novels, now is the time to start."--io9
"A fun, action-packed read."--San Antonio Express-News
Praise for Naomi Novik and her Novels of Temeraire "Novik's influences run the gamut from Jane Austen to Patrick O'Brian, with a side trip through Anne McCaffrey. Her books are completely involving and probably addictive, their central conceit explored in clever detail with a great deal of wit and historical insight."--San Francisco Chronicle "These are beautifully written novels: not only fresh, original, and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real heart."--Peter Jackson "A gripping adventure full of rich detail and the impossible wonder of gilded fantasy."--Entertainment Weekly
"A new writer is soaring on the wings of a dragon."--The New York Times
"A glorious series whose future status as a genre classic is now assured."--SF Reviews