Golden Age and Other Stories by Naomi Novik

Golden Age and Other Stories

Naomi Novik ended her acclaimed, beloved nine-volume Temeraire series last year with a stunning finale, League of Dragons. Fans missing their favorite series can now rejoice: Novik returns with Golden Age and Other Stories, an original Temeraire collection as unique as the world she has created, with each tale inspired by an accompanying piece of fan art. In addition to the wonderful stories, the book contains over thirty brand-new illustrations....


Details Golden Age and Other Stories

TitleGolden Age and Other Stories
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 1970
LanguageEnglish
GenreFantasy, Dragons, Short Stories, Fiction, Science Fiction, Alternate History
Rating

Reviews Golden Age and Other Stories

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    1970-01-01
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/09/02/...Golden Age and Other Stories is a charming little anthology that is sure to please fans of Naomi Novik’s Temeraire, though if you are just getting started on the series or are hoping to sample some of the stories here before diving into the main books, this will not be the most ideal entry point. For that, I highly urge you to simply pick up His Majesty’s Dragon, one of...
  • Judy Lesley
    1970-01-01
    Thank you to NetGalley and Subterranean Press for the opportunity to read this digital galley.I have been a fan of the Naomi Novik stories featuring Temeraire since I read the first sentence of the first book. When I saw this collection which seemed to be offering short stories to accompany the now finished series I literally almost broke my finger smushing it down on the "request" button. Naturally, since I already know the author's writing styl...
  • Emma
    1970-01-01
    First of all, I'd like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.This little anthology is sure to be a hit with anyone who's read and enjoyed the Temeraire series. With 6 short stories, followed by 26 drabbles of exactly 100 words each, and an accompanying piece of fanart for each tale, this collection revisits some of the best-loved characters from the series and explores some...
  • Alysa H.
    1970-01-01
    Delightful! And frankly, altogether better than some of the books in the main Temeraire series. Although the opening story didn't do much for me, and neither did some of the closing drabbles, all of the stories in between are gems. The longest -- which literally rewrites Jane Austen characters into the Temeraire storyworld -- is a bit self-indulgent but also amazing: the best kind of fan-fiction, really. I also enjoyed the story going into Jane R...
  • The Captain
    1970-01-01
    Ahoy there me mateys! I received this fantasy eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. So here be me honest musings . . .Ah the beautiful cover with both dragons and ships lured me in. Arrrr! The author, Naomi Novik, hooked me and had me super excited to read this collection of stories revisiting the dragon, Temeraire and his world. This collection did not disappoint. It contains 6 stories and 26 drabbles. What is a drabble? I’ll g...
  • Veronica
    1970-01-01
    A really fun collection of stories set in the Temeraire universe. The Pride and Prejudice mash-up is the longest and most detailed (and really delightful) but I have to confess my favorite story is the short bit of backstory on John Wampanoag, a dragon who shows up in the later Temeraire books. It says a whole lot, and wrenches a whole lot of heartstrings, in just a few words. ARC via netgalley, although I'll probably buy the book for completion'...
  • Chris
    1970-01-01
    *copy from Netgalley in exchange for a review*Golden Age and Other Stories is a short story collection from Naomi Novik, all set in her Temeraire universe – set in the Napoleonic period, with the inclusion of sentient dragons. I’ve really enjoyed Novik’s efforts recently – her Uprooted, which I reviewed last year, was brilliant. So this collection had me quite excited as I went into it.The collection contains several short stories, and a ...
  • Matthew Barnes
    1970-01-01
    Fantastic collection of short stories set in the world of Temeraire. Full review: https://booksmjb.blogspot.com/2017/07...
  • MB (What she read)
    1970-01-01
    As I read each of the Temeraire books upon publication (way back when), I found that I have only a very general remembrance of most of these characters and their backstories. This hindered my enjoyment.So...unless you have a much better memory than myself, I would recommend this only for fans of the series and add a recommendation that it be read only after a recent series re-read for full enjoyment potential.The fan art at the chapter headings m...
  • Kiwi Carlisle
    1970-01-01
    This is perfect for those of us who haven't had enough of Temeraire's world yet. The short stories explore a wide range of possibilities and answer some interesting questions. One of the stories is among the funniest Jane Austen parodies I've ever read. Another seems to be set in yet another alternate universe. As usual, they are charming and well thought out.
  • Susana Zemlyakova
    1970-01-01
    Golden Age and Other Stories is a lovely collection of illustrations, short stories and drabbles featuring characters from the Temeraire canon as well as the author's own musings. I particularly enjoyed seeing Jane again and Laurence's tale before the hatching of Temeraire. The drabbles were interesting but did not diminish my appreciation of the collection all that much. However, the jewel in this collection is Novik's interpretation of Pride an...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    Full disclosure: I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.This is basically Naomi Novik writing fan-fiction of her own series. My absolute favorite story in this bunch was Golden Age, which is an alternate universe meeting between Laurence and Temeraire. It was utterly delightful and I kind of love it even more than the original, canon meeting in His Majesty's Dragon. My second favorite story was Dragons and...
  • Tzu-Mainn Chen
    1970-01-01
    "Golden Age and Other Stories" has author Naomi Novik step back into her wonderful alternate history of men and dragons... except she doesn't so much step back into that world, as gently dip a toe into it. This collection of short stories and drabbles (extremely short narratives of 100 words) feel more like Novik's idle thoughts regarding her creation. Most are short on plot and resolution; reading these feels like reading a single scene out of a...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Inspired by fan art, Novik has produced a series of short (sometimes extremely short) stories set in her Temeraire universe. The briefest tales, which bookend the collection, are forgettable, but the five in the middle are all well worthwhile. They fill in back story for secondary characters, illuminate other nations' relationships with dragons, and examine alternate possibilities. The standout entry is “Dragons and Decorum,” a reimagining of...
  • Iris Chacon
    1970-01-01
    Lovers of Naomi Novik's Temeraire series will delight in this anthology of her short stories told from the dragons' points of view. Whether getting to know a new rider or learning how to practice piracy on the high seas, the dragons tell their tales with refreshing innocence and candor. Expect to be charmed by the personalities in each story, the creative imagination of Novik, and the exciting world of the British Navy in an alternate reality.Gol...
  • John
    1970-01-01
    A little less than meets the eye, as there are but six stories all told, padded out with a handful of 100-word "drabbles." The actual stories are good, with "Dawn of Battle" and the title story at the top and Novik's spin on Pride and Prejudice, "Dragons and Decorum" a labored but amusing comedy of manners. The art varies wildly in quality, but the various dragons are properly draconic.
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Reading this volume of short stories just made me remember how much fun it was to read all of the other books in this series (as well as Novik's standalone). She writes such interesting stories and you get sucked right in. The story starring the characters from Jane Austen was especially enticing and the small 100 word stories had an appeal I wasn't expecting. The one where Temeraire is in Queen Victoria's Jubilee parade was especially poignant. ...
  • Emily
    1970-01-01
    This was WONDERFUL. I loved the stories, especially "Golden Age" and "Dragons and Decorum." Also, it was really cool of Naomi Novik to feature so much fan art. I know that she is a fan fic author from way back and it's fantastic to see her interacting with fandom this way. Highly recommended for fans of her excellent Temeraire series.
  • Samuel Blondahl
    1970-01-01
    Fun, interesting stories, a pleasure to read, and a jewel of my bookshelf. I am very glad I picked up the limited Ed. If you're new to the series, don't start here though, look for Temeraire first and carry on from there.
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    Well, that didn't take long. This book was surely worth the wait to explore beloved side characters, although natch I will always say 'would've liked more Tharkay'. The drabbles were hit or miss but that's how I usually feel about drabbles in general.
  • Ticklish Owl
    1970-01-01
    ★★★★☆ Volly’s Cow (Temeraire)★★★★☆ Planting Season★★★★★ Dawn of Battle★★★★☆ Golden Age★★★★☆ Succession★★★★☆ Dragons and Decorum★★★★☆ Drabbles
  • Carol Lynch
    1970-01-01
    Loved it, something for everyone, be you into fantasy, history, British naval stores or even Pride & Prejudice.
  • Evy
    1970-01-01
    3.5
  • Lark of The Bookwyrm's Hoard
    1970-01-01
    4 stars for some of the stories in particular: "Golden Age," "Dawn of Battle," and "Dragons and Decorum." Full review to come.
  • Foggygirl
    1970-01-01
    a must have for any fan of Naomi Novik's dragon series.
  • Iryna Khymych
    1970-01-01
    [Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy ARC of this book from NetGalley. Thank you to the publishers!]4.5 starsWhat a wonderful collection of 7 short stories, all illustrated! I absolutely love how Novik writes dragons, they're like spoiled cats, very self-assured and witty. I also love how Novik incorporates a lot of different cultures into her stories - her stories are always varied and diverse. My absolute favorite story was 'Dragons and Decorum...
  • Kris Sellgren
    1970-01-01
    This is an utterly delightful collection of stories about dragons, set in the same universe as Naomi Novik's Temeraire series. Some stories feature Temeraire and Laurence, the dragon and human heroes of that series; others center on other characters, like Jane, Emily, Demane, or Tharkay. Each short story or drabble (100 words long) is accompanied by wonderful artwork by a different artist, which I loved. The best story in the collection is "Drago...