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Read online A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1) Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in i A Natural History of Dragons i combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age .

i You dear reader continue at your own risk It is not for the faint of heart no more 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 i .

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 curiosity i b b Publishers Weekly i Starred Review on i A Natural History of Dragons i .

An NPR Best Book of by Marie Brennan

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A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1)
Title:A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent #1)
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Number of Pages:334
Category:Fantasy, Dragons, Fiction, Historical fiction, Adventure, Historical
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England flourishes under the hand of its Virgin Queen Elizabeth Gloriana last and most powerful of the Tudor monarchs br br But a great light casts a great shadow br br In hidden catacombs beneath London a second Queen holds court Invidiana ruler of faerie England and a dark mirror to the glory above In the thirty years since Elizabeth ascended her throne fae and mortal politics have become inextricably entwined in secret alliances and ruthless betrayals whose existence is suspected only by a few br br Two courtiers both struggling for royal favor are about to uncover the secrets that lie behind these two thrones When the faerie lady Lune is sent to monitor and manipulate Elizabeth s spymaster Walsingham her path crosses that of Michael Deven a mortal gentleman and agent of Walsingham s His discovery of the hidden player in English politics will test Lune s loyalty and Deven s courage alike Will she betray her Queen for the sake of a world that is not hers And can he survive in the alien and Machiavellian world of the fae For only together will they be able to find the source of Invidiana s power find it and break it br br A breathtaking novel of intrigue and betrayal set in Elizabethan England Midnight Never Come seamlessly weaves together history and the fantastic to dazzling effect, em When a witch is born a doppelganger is created For the witch to master her powers the twin must be killed But what happens when the doppelganger survives em br br br Mirage a bounty hunter lives by her wits and lethal fighting skills She em always em gets her mark But her new mission will take her into the shadowy world of witches where her strength may not be a match against powerful magic br br br Miryo is a witch who has just failed her initiation test She now knows that there is someone in the world who looks like her who em is em her em Mirage em To control her powers and become a full witch Miryo has only one choice to hunt the hunter and destroy her, The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan s i The Tropic of Serpents i br br Attentive readers of Lady Trent s earlier memoir i A Natural History of Dragons i are already familiar with how a bookish and determined young woman named Isabella first set out on the historic course that would one day lead her to becoming the world s premier dragon naturalist Now in this remarkably candid second volume Lady Trent looks back at the next stage of her illustrious and occasionally scandalous career br br Three years after her fateful journeys through the forbidding mountains of Vystrana Mrs Camherst defies family and convention to embark on an expedition to the war torn continent of Eriga home of such exotic draconian species as the grass dwelling snakes of the savannah arboreal tree snakes and most elusive of all the legendary swamp wyrms of the tropics br br The expedition is not an easy one Accompanied by both an old associate and a runaway heiress Isabella must brave oppressive heat merciless fevers palace intrigues gossip and other hazards in order to satisfy her boundless fascination with all things draconian even if it means venturing deep into the forbidden jungle known as the Green Hell where her courage resourcefulness and scientific curiosity will be tested as never before, i Alternate cover edition for this ASIN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show the voyage of the basilisk rel nofollow here a i br br Devoted readers of Lady Trent s earlier memoirs i A Natural History of Dragons i and i The Tropic of Serpents i may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk but the true story of that illuminating harrowing and scandalous journey has never been revealed until now Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet a two year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril Accompanying her is not only her young son Jake but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella s in ways both professional and personal br br Science is of course the primary objective of the voyage but Isabella s life is rarely so simple She must cope with storms shipwrecks intrigue and warfare even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons