I think this is my favorite book of the series so far. As usual, Temeraire is completely adorable and I just want to give him a big hug and spend all day talking books with him. Actually, all the dragons are wonderful in their own ways so I’d be happy with a hug from any of them. The pacing was also really nice in this one; plenty of action without feeling too rushed. There were a few slower spots where my attention lagged a little bit, but overall I was so happy with this book. I’m so glad I’ve kept reading this series. I had some doubts during the second book, but honestly I’ve just loved the characters (particularly the dragons) so much that I couldn’t stop. And this fourth book proved I was right to keep going with this series. I can’t wait to read the fifth book!