Naomi Novik is the author of the popular “Temeraire” series, an alternate history look at the Napoleonic Wars, in which both sides are aided by dragons. The books follow the globetrotting adventures of Captain William Lawrence and his friend Temeraire, a rare Imperial Chinese Dragon.
Fans are still waiting for the final volume of the series, League of Dragons, but in the meantime her new standalone novel, Uprooted, hits stores in May.
Here is video of her talking about the books at a recent event in Seattle.
Also coming courtesy of Del Rey is Peter V. Brett. Author of the “Demon Cycle” series, which kicked off in 2009 with The Warded Man, which is set on a world where nightly attacks from demons, called corelings, have reduced society to a primitive technology. Wards are used to protect civilization, but they are notoriously unreliable. Brett released the latest installment, The Skull Throne, last Tuesday.
Del Rey had a strong presence at Comicon last year, giving away boxes and boxes of books by the likes of Novik, Kevin Hearne, Jason Hough and Scott Lynch. I even got an ARC of Robin Hobb’s latest, Fool’s Assassin.
The other cool thing they organized was the Del Rey Author hunt, where fans could submit selfies with their authors to win a collection of autographed books. Full disclosure: I won this last year.
I suspect there will be something similar this year. So be on the lookout for the piles of free books and make sure and get some snapshots with the guests!
— Michael Senft