Teen Reviewer Troy, 19, recently finished Naomi Novik's Black Powder War, the third installment of The Chronicles of Temerair. To date, this is one of Troy's favorite fantasy series:
"This has to be one of the best series of books I have read in a long time! If you liked the Eragon books or others like that, you will love these stories. (Temerair) portrays the Napoleonic war, but with the twist of adding barn-sized dragons to the mix. No magic or super powers. Everything is portrayed in a realistic manner, and I love it for that. It's nice to see a change from works of high fantasy to realistic fantasy. The books are dripping in detail and always leave you with a cliffhanger and wanting more. Some might consider these books hard due to the large vocabulary and dated social reasonings. Not to mention not one of the books (in the series) is under 300 pages. But I can finish one of them in under 6 hours. See if you can do better than I can. Good luck and enjoy these masterpieces!"
Due to the difficult vocabulary and some mature situations, Troy recommends Black Powder War and the Chronicles of Temerair for older teens and more advanced readers.