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“Her Ladyship is a determined and canny woman in search of dragons—I wholeheartedly approve!”
—Melanie Rawn, bestselling author of Touchstone, on A Natural History of Dragons
“Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosity.”—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)
“If you’ve ever secretly wished dragons were real, this story is for you. Fans of Naomi Novik and Mary Robinette Kowal will especially enjoy this book.”—RT Book Reviews
“Told in the style of a Victorian memoir, courageous, intelligent and determined Isabella’s account is colorful, vigorous and absorbing. A sort of Victorian why-what-whodunit embellished by Brennan’s singular upgrade of a fantasy bromide and revitalizingly different viewpoint.”—Kirkus Reviews
"Lady Trent is the Jane Goodall of dragonkind, and I’m glad she’s finally sharing her story with the world."—Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer
"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, author of Dragon in Chains
It is well written and engaging, with mystery, a little bit of romance, and an emotional ending.
Marie Brennan has written the book as the memoirs of Isabella, Lady Trent, and I thought that gave it a unique, distinct voice.
Todd Lockwood's beautiful illustrations are peppered throughout the book and are a real treat to dragon enthusiasts.
The open book in a series I will keep reading. The style is light and aligned with Victoriana while the treatment of the subject matter (dragons) is unusual and interesting. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Keith Frampton
I expected much more about dragons, rather than a mystery/biography. While the book was well-written, the title and cover are misleading. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
It was very unique and definitely made you fell as if you were in a magical realm.Published 23 days ago by victor freides
I was very disappointed with this book, but perhaps it was my own fault for expecting too much. I had imagined there would be great deals of illustrations and vivid descriptions of... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Purchaser
While the writing style is just fine, this book bothered me in its portrayal of the main character as relatively weak (really only because she's a woman) for most of the story. Read morePublished 27 days ago by WanderingStar
Voiced by a proper Victorian lady with a wild hair for dragons. Very well done, save for some rushing in the later chapters.Published 28 days ago by Curtis Smith
This book was described to me as "Jane Austen meets dragons" and honestly, can you get any better than that? Read morePublished 1 month ago by mia walker
A Natural History of Dragons is the first book in a series of novels. Indeed, the second has already been published, and based upon the strength of this first book, that second... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Arthur Enyedy