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Crucible of Gold - Naomi Novick

 

Temeraire to S America. wish it were longer. good solid character & world building.
Lead to several discussions on the alternative to the outright conquest of the Americas. this brings out the question of whether the plague that hit the dragons in the earlier books was merely the mirror of what happened to the Incas.
certainly reminds us that inbreeding populations results in dangerous susceptibility to disease. also a good lesson on how one of the biggest changes to civilization is the availability of vaccines.

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