Originally Posted by mr. wally
who's riding that dragon?
looks like jar jar
Those are arms, not ears.
That would be Captain William Laurence, formerly of the Royal Navy.
Think mid-series Aubrey who loses his ship/commission when a French ship they capture turns out to have a near-hatched dragon egg aboard (a Chinese gift to Napoleon), and who is transferred to the much less prestigious Royal Aerial Corps along with the now-bonded-to-him dragon. All the naval officers pity him.
The books read like straight Napoleonic-era combat except there is the third dimension of an air force to be contended with and additional sentient species on the planet. It's not POB, but it's fun.