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Unfortunately the pacing in this one wasn't as great as the first two. The start was extremely slow even with the sea serpent dangers, and I didn't get a clear view of what was supposed to be the secret "plot" of this one until easily 2/3rd to 3/4s of the way in and once I did, it was over very quickly. I kept thinking there had to be more book left at the end than there was (which wasn't helped by the excerpt of the next book being a good 10+ pages I think). I just think the beginning should have been a little shorter of a "half" if that makes sense, and we could have spent a little more time with the Princess plotline. Otherwise tho, I definitely enjoyed it!
The Voyage of the Basilisk is the third book in the Memoir by Lady Trent series, the first of which is The Natural History of Dragons. I was happy to find out that it was not the last and that there are two more in the series after this.
The VofB starts off slowly, the pacing was a tad too slow for my liking and mired in parts by the naming of all the fictional geography--which instead of clearing things up for me, actually confused and irritated me. It was somewhat unnecessarily especially since I couldn't make the connections to the countries/languages she was referring to and their real world counterparts. I'm guessing this one takes place somewhere in the Pacific Islands and the aggressor is Japan.
The book would have been a letdown for me except thankfully the pacing picks up in the second half of the book and some exciting action finally starts to happen. Isabella really is an amazing character. She's a scientist with a curiosity of a cat that more often gets her into dangerous situations, and in trouble with foreign governments. In this one, she's actually forced to marry another woman in order to avoid offending her host who believe she's dragon-spirited and is neither man and woman. Since she is female who dresses and acts more like a man, she is then perceived as a man, and therefore must marry a woman to anchor her to this world. This to me, really hilarious. I actually wish she went a little more into this, but alas, there was none.
There was some really cool dragon riding, escaping hostile army men via balloons, and diving into a heat of battle.
I'm also dying to find out who Isabella married. I hope it's Suhail!
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I'm still enjoying, and will keep reading, this series. Certain themes are starting to seem awfully familiar (e.g.Read more