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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

Women Writers

"Natural History of Dragons," by Marie Brennan

This book, published by Tor in 2013, is the starter of a promising series that combines classic fantasy with a steampunk-inspired setting. The main character, Isabella, is born with keen scientific interests. 317 more words


"A Natural History of Dragons"

I picked up this book because of the cover. Intriguing, is it not? I’m so glad I bought it – on whim that was encouraged by my dear boyfriend. 416 more words


Review - Daughter of Necessity

Daughter of Necessity, Marie Brennan

I don’t normally review short stories and such, but this one caught my eye and I love the cover, so why not? 172 more words


Summer Reading, With Dragons

What makes a great summer read?  I know the answer’s vastly different for every passionate reader.  For me, the book has to be engrossing but entertaining. 1,251 more words

Amelia Peabody

The Everyday Animals on Normandy Drive

Sunday supper was cleared away, the dishes and the table put to rights, and it was a golden night–clear blue sky, small breeze, soft sunshine.  A perfect night for a walk through the gardens, suggested Mark, and I agreed. 1,759 more words