I don't think I saw this one coming.. but I seem to be reading a lot of YA and fantasy novels this year. They seem to be filling some kind of need - or perhaps this is an offshoot of the books that I am reading with my kids.
This is a cool idea - what if dragons exist, form deep bonds with humans, and we use them in warfare? Enter this novel, during naval battles between Brits and the French in the time of Napoleon and Nelson. A very different take, and quite enjoyable as a summer read.