Naomi Novik

Naomi Novik’s official site is and her <a href=""bio on wikipedia says “Naomi Novik (30 April 1973 New York City) is a female American novelist. She is a first-generation American; her father is of Lithuanian Jewish ancestry, and her mother is an ethnic Pole. She studied English Literature at Brown University, and holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from Columbia University. She participated in the design and development of the computer game Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of Undrentide, until she discovered that she preferred writing to game design. Novik is married to entrepreneur and writer Charles Ardai.[1] They live in Manhattan.”

I really enjoyed the first few books in the Temeraire series, but the latest one wasn’t up to scratch. Hopefully the 7th will improve somewhat