I enjoyed this more than anything I've read in a long time. I can't think of anything critical to say about it, and it's so hard for me to review books I really liked. The character was easy enough to like, an honorable, easy to like guy, even if a little bit prude. I appreciated coming into the Aviators' world from the point of view of a newcomer, so I could learn everything along with the main character. I fell in love with Temeraire, and indeed with all of the dragons. I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.