I just finished reading "His Majesty's Dragon" by Nomi Novik this weekend and fell in love. I've never been a big fan of History in general and that subject was my most difficult in school. However Ms. Novik has brought the Napoleonic wars to life for me. I'm not going to go on and on about how much I enjoyed this book, just check it out. While you are at it, check out her interview in SciFi Magazine. It seems she's been "picked up" by Hollywood. Man I would love to see a movie of her story.