For Britain, conditions are grim: Napoleonâ€™s resurgent forces have breached the Channel and successfully invaded English soil. Napoleonâ€™s prime objective is the occupation of London. Unfortunately, the dragon Temeraire has been removed from military serviceâ€“and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to death for treason. Separated by their own government and threatened at every turn by Napoleonâ€™s forces, Laurence and Temeraire must struggle to find each other amid the turmoil of war. If only they can be reunited, master and dragon might rally Britainâ€™s scattered resistance forces and take the fight to the enemy as never beforeâ€“for king and country, and for their own liberty.