I just completed the third book of Naomi Novik's new Temeraire series. For those of you who are unfamiliar, they tell the story of an alternate Napoleonic war... but with dragons! Think Master and Commander meets Dragonriders of Pern. The amazing Ken Hite sums up my thoughts on the books: "I hope the books sell in their millions; Novik has truly hit the sweet spot between lame and recondite where All Is Forgiven."
And good news for Temeraire fans. Peter Jackson of LOTR fame has just secured the rights to the books. He describes his interest in the book in this interview over at AICN .