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I did like the idea of ladt on dragons as natural creatures for study and such – even if I didn’t always agree with some of the methodology employed.
The latest novel from prolific fantasy author Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons is an engaging and entertaining book albeit one with some significant shortcomings—more on that in a bit. From a professional standpoint, I was highly impressed by this book.
This also could have just been my lack of awareness about sequels because I thought this was a stand-alone book. At any rate, an entertaining book, and worth a read if you enjoy historical fantasy or want to read about women mmemoir or a scientific treatment of dragons.
Not only do we get this gorgeous cover, but there are dragons among other things depicted throughout the a natural history of dragons a memoir by lady trent pdf download that are just as captivating. The plot, the characters and the setting, and the highly unfamiliar dragons, made such an indelible impression on me Marie Brennan’s choice of words was very precise, it confirmed to the type of narrative and obliterated any chance of circumlocutory. The book has surprisingly few dragons in it for being in the title of the book.
Because you see, A Natural History of Dragons isn’t about dragons the series title might give you a clueit’s about Isabella Trent’s life as a dragon naturalist. Which brings me to a very significant problem—to me, personally—when downnload comes to A Natural History of Dragons. Isabella is lucky enough to be surrounded by men who are more free with her than most would be, and so she enjoys things rather unladylike. This was a mix of fantasy and historical fiction that worked so well and I can’t wait to read the other books in the series.
A Natural History of Dragons
I’m not sure if I was expecting a series of stories about her time as a dragon naturalist exactly, but I wasn’t expecting so much of her time courting her husband and her early life struggling with her interests in Natural History and science in a society where it’s not proper for woman to do so. It was really a story about a feisty young Victorian woman than it was about dragons though.
It is very entertaining and original. I will be avoiding the rest in the serious because, no doubt, I will find them growing tedious on me. I expected a lot more dragons stuff. Well, because Brennan sets the world to be a copy of Victorian-era Europe, but with dragons.
A Natural History Of Dragons Memoir By Lady Trent 1 By Marie Brennan
They shoot one, and then there’s something about preserving dragon bones snooze. Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age. And, unfortunately, much of this ‘adventure’ was kind of boring – from the overly detailed descriptions of the expedition, to the lackluster mystery. Within the Sanctuary of Wings. She is a woman, and considered a part of the nobility because she is the daughter of a knight.
I think a part of me expected nothing naturral a collection of anecdotes. So that was a bit memoit. I thought it was a cool way of presenting the novel, and Marie Brennan pulled it off perfectly.
All the excitement, adventure, and even a little bit of mystery come from the surprising dangers of being an explorer. Jun 17, Marina rated it really liked it Shelves: I mean, it would be one thing to say it was a product of youth, but even her younger self seemed more capabale. This Victorian era-type place is brought to life with all its sensibilities, especially those fownload go against a budding young memior who is a woman and her constant battle with all those inherent sensibilities.
I just wanted some dragons! Unfortunately it’s also pretty slow, and relatively uneventful when compared to so many other dragon books. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable gy and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever.
Oh, and did I mentioned there are gorgeous illustrations throughout?! Did anyone like this book? I must say it was a great deal more about the memoir and less about the dragons than I would have liked. Honestly, between the elder voice and the child’s voice, I had a really hard time reconciling this middle-aged a natural history of dragons a memoir by lady trent pdf download as belonging to the same person, at times.
Which a natural history of dragons a memoir by lady trent pdf download too bad, because Isabella will likely only get more interesting as she matures. I didn’t really know what I was getting from this book until I read the opening chapter. Does the hip width promote easier snacking? For all that the novel is set in a fantasy world with dragons, it seems to glorify a very real period in human history in which British Lords went to the African continent to hunt lions and elephants, and British might and imperialist views of the world dominated.
A Natural History of Dragons (Memoir by Lady Trent, book 1) by Marie Brennan
It’s written like an old timey adventure, something you might expect from the likes of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle drqgons Rudyard Kipling. View all 19 comments. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: It’s not a romance novel.
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