If you're looking at this post then you've probably already ready the Temeraire Novels but if for some reason you have not then get out and get them. I have not been hooked into a book series like this one in a long time. You must know that if Peter Jackson was excited enough about these books to option them out of his own pocket and put off making The Hobbit to make the first Tameraire movie then they must be good.
I can't wait for the first movie to come out knowing that it is being directed by someone who can reproduce a book as well as Peter Jackson did with The Lord of The Rings. I only hope that they make each of the Temeraire books into a movie because they truly are all worthy of their own movie and Naomi Novik does such an amazing job describing the scenes, locations, and characters that it can not be hard to make each book into its own movie.
Get out there and read these books before the movies start coming out. You will not be dissapointed.