A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent

Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan starts off an exciting new fable sequence in A typical background of Dragons, combining event with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age.

You, pricey reader, proceed at your individual hazard. it isn't for the faint of heart―no extra so than the research of dragons itself. yet such learn bargains rewards past examine: to face in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments―even on the threat of one's life―is a pride that, as soon as skilled, can by no means be forgotten. . . .

All the realm, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, comprehend Isabella, woman Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the amazing lady who introduced the learn of dragons out of the misty shadows of fantasy and false impression into the transparent mild of contemporary technological know-how. yet ahead of she grew to become the illustrious determine we all know this present day, there has been a bookish younger girl whose ardour for studying, traditional historical past, and, sure, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day.

Here eventually, in her personal phrases, is the genuine tale of a pioneering spirit who risked her acceptance, her clients, and her fragile flesh and bone to meet her clinical interest; of ways she sought real love and happiness regardless of her lamentable eccentricities; and of her exciting excursion to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, the place she made the 1st of many ancient discoveries that might swap the area forever.

"Saturated with the enjoyment and urgency of discovery and clinical curiosity."Publishers Weekly (Starred overview) on A common historical past of Dragons

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