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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
The writing is good, It feels like a true memoir and really enjoy the style of this book.
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.
Great Victorian era realism styled fantasy. Easy to read, fast paced, great feminist theme. Plus, dragons!Published 2 days ago by Rua
I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to! I liked the writing, and I liked Isabella a lot as a character. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Laura
While the plot or the secondary world are nothing special, I really enjoyed the writing style.Published 12 days ago by J. Aumir
A fun combination of steampunk and dinosaurs. This is a lightweight easy read read and doesn't pretend to be anything else. Read morePublished 20 days ago by goddessIMHO
I wasn't expecting to enjoy it much, but was pleasantly surprised. The hero is an engaging and driven young woman with a passion for learning. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Beach Mystress
I thought that this book was quite simply brilliant! I could not put it down. I found my self falling in love with the main character from the first page, and the sentiment only... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Jade
The memoir of Lady Trent, Isabella, regarding her first foray into the scientific realm of dragons. Isabella grows up determined to spend her days discovering the intricacies and... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Alexis DeSousa
I enjoyed reading this book and found the writing style and story to be engaging and pleasant. The characters are likeable, and the world is interesting and seemed to tread some... Read morePublished 29 days ago by jpdavis