Naomi Novik was born in New York in 1973, a first-generation
American, and raised on Polish fairy tales, Baba Yaga, and Tolkien.
She studied English Literature at Brown University and Computer
Science at Columbia University before leaving to work in the games
industry. She soon realized she preferred the writing to the
programming, and decided to try her hand at novels. TEMERAIRE was
Naomi lives in New York City with her husband and six computers.
`These are beautifully written novels, not only fresh, original
and fast-paced, but full of wonderful characters with real
`Novik won me over with her first novel... the combination of
military history, sympathetic characters, and engaging style makes
this series great, intelligent fun.'
`Plenty of intrigue, swordplay, exotic locations, plausible
invention. In short a treat.'
'In the best tradition of fantasy, historical fiction and