Review: Victory of Eagles

Victory of Eagles by Naomi Novik

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I found this book to be a nice change of pace from book 4. It was more exciting and moved the plot along quite a bit. We’ve had the dragon suffrage plot as a Chekov’s Gun since around the first book and we finally started to get some movement on that in this book. Additionally, we see the consequences of the actions at the end of the last book. It was very interesting seeing Laurence’s actions and how they are constrained by his culture. I think a modern protagonist would have reacted very, very differently to the situation he finds himself in. In a way, it’s similar to the reason that I enjoy the Imperial Radch books – it’s a sci-fi version of an honor-bound English culture.

If you were on the fence after the slow book 4, you’ll probably enjoy this one much more.

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