A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1)

A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1) Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age You, dear reader, continue at your own risk It is not for the faint of heart no so than the study of dragons itself But such study offers rewards beyond compare to stand in a dragon s presence, even for the briefest of moments even at the risk of one s life is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world s preeminent dragon naturalist She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day.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 eccentricities 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 Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosityPublishers WeeklyStarred Review on A Natural History of DragonsAn NPR Best Book of 2013 Free Download [ A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1) ] by [ Marie Brennan ] – couponpromocode.us

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  • Hardcover
  • 334 pages
  • A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1)
  • Marie Brennan
  • English
  • 05 September 2018
  • 0765331969

10 thoughts on “A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1)

  1. says:

    A Natural History of Dragons A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan, is a superb novel in every regard It s a classic, first person adventure full of travel, science, and of course, dragons The writing is clean, concise, and well assured The characters are interesting especially the main one, Isabella The plotting is clockwork tight And the worldbuilding is a masterpiece of sophisticated evocation It s clear that Brennan has put an enormous amount of thought and research into her craft A Natural History of Dragons A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan, is a superb novel in every regard It s a classic, first person adventure full of travel, science, and of course, dragons The writing is clean, concise, and well assured The characters are interesting especially the main one, Isabella The plotting is clockwork tight And the worldbuilding is a masterpiece of sophisticated evocation It s clear that Brennan ha...

  2. says:

    It turns out, and I wouldn t have discovered this without reading A Natural History of Dragons, that I really like dragons slaying, riding, attacking, hoarding, speaking, snoozing, probably even over easy but to witness them studied for science bored me to death.I feel really bad about this, because there are some great things about this book, I just couldn t wait for it to be over.A Natural History of Dragons is a memoir of the life of the famous Lady Trent, who tells about her first intere It turns out, and I wouldn t have discovered this without reading A Natural History of Dragons, that I really like dragons slaying, riding, attacking, hoarding, speaking, snoozing, probably even over easy but to witness them studied for science bored me to death.I feel really bad about this, because there are some great things about this book, I just couldn t wait for it to be over.A Natural History of Dragons is a memoir of the life of the famous Lady Trent, who tells about her first interest in dragons and some of her early experiences with them The GoodBrennan does a great job sticking to character The Lady Trent, or just Isabella Camherst as she s known throughout the book, is a woman of science and Brennan very convincingly characterizes her as such She s so brimming with eagerness to study and learn and discover and it s apparent in both the beginning of her...

  3. says:

    I like books about people who like books Perhaps it s because it immediately allows me to sympathise with the protagonist as a bond of kinship is created Or perhaps it s because reading about books is a double winner Well, either way it creates a novel that is easy to relate to and easy to become engrossed in A well created discipline This is not a standard novel it is in the form of...

  4. says:

    This was a pleasant enough read It was really a story about a feisty young Victorian woman than it was about dragons though You could just have easily had the same story, but with lions or bears for example I m glad I finally got round to this book one of those that I have be...

  5. says:

    Phenomenal A perfect combination of light hearted science adventures and some serious consideration of the restriction of women s and men s lives in patriarchies Oh and dragons, let s not forget the dragons I came in for the dragon based adventure times and got smacke...

  6. says:

    5 Stars I loved this book I knew I loved this book after reading only two pages of it I m finding it difficult to say anything right now because I loved it that much This series may even become an all time favorite if each book is as good or better than this one.Though this book is called A Natural History of Dragons it is reallyabout Lady Trent and how she initially became interested in dragons and also her experience on her first dragon studying expedition This book also deals with 5 Stars I loved this book I knew I loved this book after reading only two pages of it I m finding it difficult to say anything right now because I loved it that much This series may even become an all time favorite if each book is as good or better than this one.Though th...

  7. says:

    A Lovely book and great summer read, but oh how I wish things had turned out differently view spoiler Not sure I d want to continue the series now that Jacob is gone I hadn t intended to become attached to Isabella and Jacob s relationshi...

  8. says:

    It took me a long time to pick this up I always loved the cover, but something about it kept me from thinking it was going to be up my alley I was wrong and I m glad I finally decided to give this one a chance It probably turned into a 3.5 star book for me but I m rounding up.It s definitely a different sort of book it s got a very Victorian feel I guess this should be obvious given that s the sort of setting the author is trying for, but sometimes that feels like a barrier from me connect It took me a long time to pick this up I always loved the cover, but something about it kept me from thinking it was going to be up my alley I was wrong and I m glad I finally decided to give this one a chance It probably turned into a 3.5 star b...

  9. says:

    Executive Summary The book has surprisingly few dragons in it for being in the title of the book It s still a decent book, but I found myself underwhelmed by the end of it Full Review I was hesitant to read this book when it was announced as the December pick for Sword Laser I like dragons, but the concept of this book made me apprehensive.I ended up really enjoying the start of this book though It really appealed to my inner scientist that wants to categorize things and understand ho Executive Summary The book has surprisingly few dragons in it for being in the title of the book It s still a decent book, but I found myself underwhelmed by the end of it Full Review I was hesitant to read this book when it was announced as the December pick for Sword Laser I like dragons, but the concept of this book made me apprehensive.I ended up really enjoying the start of this book though It really appealed to my inner scientist that wants to categorize things and understand how they work.The main character of Lady Trent is well written You can tell the difference of her as a girl y...

  10. says:

    Genuinely I loved this I picked this up at long last at what I felt was the perfect time not only had two of my great friends been recently discussing it and saying how much they enjoyed it Paul and Elizabeth but they also mentioned the focus on anatomy and science and drawing of Dragons I ve owned this book for literally years now, and I felt like it was about time I got to reading it I m so glad that the time I chose to start it was also ...

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