Together in one volume, here are the first three novels in Naomi Novikâ€™s New York Times bestselling Temeraire series, combining the gripping history of the Napoleonic era, the thrill of Anne McCaffreyâ€™s Dragonriders of Pern books, and the excitement of Patrick Oâ€™Brianâ€™s seafaring adventures. In His Majestyâ€™s Service also includes an exclusive original Temeraire short story.Capt. Will Laurence is serving with honor in the British Navy when his ship captures a French frigate harboring most a unusual cargoâ€“an incalculably valuable dragon egg. When the egg hatches, Laurence unexpectedly becomes the master of the young dragon Temeraire and finds himself on an extraordinary journey that will shatter his orderly, respectable life and alter the course of his nationâ€™s history. Thrust into Englandâ€™s Aerial Corps, Laurence and Temeraire undergo rigorous training while staving off French forces intent on breaching British soil. But the pair has more than France to contend with when China learns that an imperial dragon intended for Napoleonâ€“Temeraire himselfâ€“ has fallen into British hands. The emperor summons the new pilot and his dragon to the Far East, a long voyage fraught with peril and intrigue. From Englandâ€™s shores to Chinaâ€™s palaces, from the Silk Roadâ€™s outer limits to the embattled borders of Prussia and Poland, Laurence and Temeraire must defend their partnership and their country from powerful adversaries around the globe. But can they succeed against the massed forces of Bonaparteâ€™s implacable army?