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"A Natural History Of Dragons" by Marie Brennan (2014)

“When I was seven, I found a sparkling lying dead on a bench at the edge of the woods which formed the back boundary of our garden, that the groundskeeper had not yet cleared away.” 830 more words


A Natural History of Dragons

For my birthday, I was given A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan. As in, Marie Brennan wrote the book. She didn’t give it to me. 398 more words

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Review. Marie Brennan, Voyage Of The Basilisk

There is a first time for everything, and as such, this is the first time I started and caught up with a series within a short span of time. 920 more words


"Tropic of Serpents," by Marie Brennan

This is the second of the Lady Trent novels. I reviewed the series starter a week or so ago. Isabella, intrepid as ever, is preparing for her second expedition to study dragons in the war-torn continent of Eriga. 301 more words


"The Tropic of Serpents"

Oh my oh my. I will preface by saying that I have had this book almost since I finished the first, “A Natural History of Dragons.” 357 more words


It's like Darwin wrote steampunk.

The Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

Even better than the first two in this series, and what a beautiful production–wonderful wrap-around cover art, deckle edges, a map, beautiful illustrations, the Dickensian chapter headings change at the top of the page to reflect the action below, and, good lord, blue ink. 65 more words


What Next? Wednesday: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

I remember quite vividly the first time I read Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. At the age of fourteen, I was making my first forays into the adult fantasy realm, when what should fall into my lap than one of the year’s most anticipated books, set in an alternate England filled with magic? 532 more words

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