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A Natural History of Dragons

(2013)
(The first book in the Memoir by Lady Trent series)
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Awards
World Fantasy Best Novel (nominee)
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 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. . . .

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."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Natural History of Dragons

An NPR Best Book of 2013

The Lady Trent Memoirs
1. A Natural History of Dragons
2. The Tropic of Serpents
3. Voyage of the Basilisk
4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes
5. Within the Sanctuary of Wings

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Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"A Natural History of Dragons stands somewhere between Naomi Novik and Elizabeth Peters, but rock-solidly in its own world and on its own terms. Highly recommended." - Daniel Fox

"Lady Trent is the Jane Goodall of dragonkind, and I'm glad she's finally sharing her story with the world." - Jim C Hines

"Her Ladyship is a determined and canny woman in search of dragons--I wholeheartedly approve!" - Melanie Rawn


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Title: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs)
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Title: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs, 1)
Author(s): Marie Brennan
ISBN: 0-7653-3196-9 / 978-0-7653-3196-0 (USA edition)
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Title: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent: 1
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Title: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs, 1)
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Title: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (The Lady Trent Memoirs)
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Title: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent (Memoirs of Lady Trent Book 1)
Author(s): Marie Brennan
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Title: A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent
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