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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.
Despite the title, this book has surprisingly little to do with dragons. The book is an interesting and enjoyable historical fantasy set in an alternate world very similar to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amiira Celest
I won this book in a Tor books sweepstakes. This was the first audio book for me in a very long time. I was not sure what to expect. I was surprised how much I enjoyed this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Schmidt
A Natural History of Dragons is a fantastically written combination of fantasy and alternate history that takes on a unique voice in the form of a memoir. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Courtney W
This book presents an interesting world where many types of dragons coexist with humankind. A good beginning to a promising series. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bob
While the book did what the NYTimes said -- explained the process of natural history science very well, I found the tone and settings annoying. Read morePublished 2 months ago by MongolMaid
Came for the dragons, left when my escapism was not enough cool stuff and too much s***ty feels about my gender. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Liv Hathaway
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 3 months ago by Keith Frampton