This is book one in the Temeraire series. Temaraire is a dragon. During the time period this book is written, dragons are basically the air force during war. Very interesting premise and an excellent read.
I'm not giving it a full 5 stars only because the writing dialect is old British as in "pray eat something"" or ""pray do not be so angry."" It took some getting used to. I've already started book two and am finding it easier to read. "