A natural history of dragons by Marie brennan

a natural history of dragons

a natural history of dragons

Written as a memoir by the now elderly Lady Trent, this book is something special. As a young woman, Isabella has a rebellious spirit and a fascination for finding out how things worked, not least the dragons who inhabit this otherwise recognisably Victorian landscape. 

Sadly the customs of the times do not allow women to pursue such passions and the life of a scholar is closed to her. Expected to marry and run a household, her chances of happiness seem limited until her father produces a list of eligible bachelors with large libraries.

Suffice to say, our heroine finds happiness and greater adventures than she dared imagine.

A wonderful read that manages to be at once a tribute to early feminists (and female explorers) and a thrilling and successful  fantasy.

Reserve a copy

Elena

Advertisements

Write your review or comment here.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: