A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons

A Memoir by Lady Trent

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age. 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.
Publisher: [New York] : Macmillan Audio, 2013
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427242334
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file (10 hr., 17 min., 01 sec.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Reading, Kate

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The character of Lady Trent is brought to delicious life in this audiobook. Although a mostly proper woman from a Victorian-like age, Lady Trent's passion for studying dragons leads her to faraway lands, daring adventures, and groundbreaking discoveries. The juxtaposition of Darwinian scientific ... Read More »

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May 28, 2015

This was fabulous, written in a 'Victorian' voice and read beautifully by Kate Reading who really added to the experience. Can't wait to listen to the next book.


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