.........OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS, I AM ABOUT TO HAVE A BREAKDOWN.
Okay, SO, I heard of these books, right, the Temeraire series, by Naomi Novik, and how they were about DRAGONS IN THE NAPOLEONIC WARS, basically, and, well, those are two of my favorite things (...uh, dragons and history, that is. Oh, and stories about wars, NUMBER THREE), sooooo I picked up the first book, His Majesty's Dragon a while back, aaaaand somewhere in between starting that and finishing the second book, Throne of Jade, last night (I mean, I also read some things in between, but), this series became a FULL-BLOWN OBSESSION.
Like, GUYS! THERE ARE DRAGONS AS THE AERIAL DIVISION OF THE ARMED FORCES, and characters you will FALL IN LOVE WITH WITH ALL YOUR HEART (granbyyyyy forever granbyyyy<33333333) and AWESOME ACTION SCENES and witty dialogue, and, just, SERIOUSLY, Y'ALL, I SPENT THE LARGE MAJORITY OF THRONE OF JADE KICKING MY FEET IN GLEE.
Soooooo yeah, this is supposed to be a pimp post...?? And I know you guys are all super busy these days with school and/or work and all, but COME ON, WHO DOESN'T LOVE AWESOME BOOKS. And dragons!!!
HERE ARE SOME MORE HOPEFULLY PERSUADING THINGS (the fandom is tiiiiiny, but, uh, here is everything related I have ever mem'd...??):
GODDDDDD IDK IDK MOST OF THOSE WON'T EVEN MAKE SENSE WITHOUT YOU HAVING READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS, BUUUUUUUT WHATEVER, I COULD NOT CONTAIN MYSELF TO JUST POSTING RANDOM FLAILING ABOUT THIS ON TUMBLR, SO HEEEEERE YOU GO (...I'm totally supposed to be reading Equal Rites rn, because the schedule I'd set myself to was one Temeraire book, one Discworld book, one Temeraire book, etc, etc. Buuuuuut there's no Rincewind in this book [dude, how much I love Rincewind and the Discworld and THE LUGGAGE<33 is going to have to be it's own flaily post], and so it's just been sitting next to me as I flail about other books. WOOPZ).
....plus, like, IF YOU READ, I can blather to you about how Garrett Hedlund is totally my Laurence, and Henry Cavill is my Granby, Gemma Arterton my Harcourt, Daniel Henney my Tharkay even though I haven't actually gotten to him yet, ETC, ETC (Romola Garai is girl!Laurence! Hayley Atwell is girl!Granby! Toby Stephens is tentatively Riley!). PRETTY PEOPLE BEING AWESOME, COME ON.