and of course he remembers his life right up to the start of the first book, but nothing from afterward, and it’s the greatest thing ever.
The rest of the characters have been cautioned not to tell him about anything that might give him a “shock.” Let’s see how well that goes.
Temeraire: Back away from this human, he’s my captain!
Temeraire: And also, an adopted Prince of China!
Temeraire: Laurence, I’m really sorry that I didn’t precipitate a major international conflict to rescue you sooner, please don’t be mad
Granby: Oh dear, now you have to re-learn that we have women serving as officers, including this teenage girl in your crew
Granby: Also, these two African kids, whom you took on after…uhhhh…let’s not talk about the thing in Africa. Or the thing with the Inca Empire. Or your current rank and status with the military.
Admiral Roland (in a letter): you’re doing great, sweetie <3
Temeraire: No, of course you aren’t married, and that teenage girl is not your secret daughter!
Laurence: oh thank god
Temeraire: After all, you’ve only been getting it on with her mom for five years, and when you did propose, you got turned down
Temeraire: It’s fine, she probably wouldn’t want to move to Australia anyway
Temeraire: you know, the place we got exiled to? after the whole treason thing?
Laurence: W T ACTUAL F
Granby’s secret boyfriend: …yes…I’ve been awkward around you because of the…treason…definitely not any other sensitive personal info you might remember learning about at any moment
Temeraire: oh no, now you hate me, and you don’t even know the worst of it, which is that…because of me…you lost ten thousand pounds
Temeraire: Uh. Apparently you forgot this too?? Ten thousand pounds is a lot of money