Victory of Eagles : It is a bleak time for the dragon Temeraire. He has been removed from military service, isolated, and his captain, Will Laurence, has been condemned to hang for treason. For Britain, conditions are even more desperate: Napoleon's forces have breached the Channel barricade and landed in southern England. Napoleon's prime objective: the occupation of London. Kept apart by their own government and threatened at every turn by the French, Laurence and Temeraire must somehow turn the tide of invasion before Napoleon's foothold on English shores becomes a stranglehold.