Any one else reading Naomi Novik's series?

On the recommendation of a friend I picked up Naomi Novik’s Temeraire series (His Majesty’s Dragon, Jade Throne and Black Powder War) a few weeks ago and was wonder if anyone on the board is either reading it or has read it…and of course what your thoughts are on the series.

For anyone wandering in who hasn’t read it, its sort of a combination of Horatio Hornblower meets the Dragon Riders of Pern. Its set in the early 19th century during the Napoleonic Wars. Everything is basically the same…except that dragons actually exist and are used by most nation for warfare…including France and England.

(none of this is a spoiler btw…just the basic setting for the story.)