Novik, Naomi -- Tongues of Serpents

Boy and dragon go to Australia. You'd think this would be out of the way, but no, China is smuggling trade goods, the British Empire runs on trade money, therefore trouble. This series has enough books that I can no longer get excited about them. New ones will appear at comfortable intervals until the end of time. (The afterword promises that three more are outlined, nor do I imagine that'll be the end.) They will always be comfortable reads but the war will go on, as foretold in the prophecy. I mean in Patrick O'Brian.

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