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A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent  by Marie Brennan   was the 55th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Dec 1, 2013 - Dec 31, 2013



How/Why was this book chosen:

It was selected by Veronica.



Sword & Laser Goodreads Group Discussion of A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent



Sword & Laser Podcasts and Videos: Kick Off: S&L 154   Wrap Up: S&L 156

A Natural History of Dragons:A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie BrennanEdit

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. 

Marie Brennan introduces an enchanting new world in A Natural History of Dragons.

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