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There Is No End

It must have been a risk as an author, to try to combine two different and well-established genres. There has been a tradition on Napoleonic naval series: Marryat, Forester, O'Brian,... with a focus on historical action, generally appealing to conservative men. Then there are fantasy novels with dragons, including The Hobbit, McCaffrey, Le Guin, etc etc. Not, one might think, an easy combination to put together. However, Novik succeeds, and in doing so reinvigorates the Napoleonic naval genre. more...