The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent

The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent

by Marie Brennan

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The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
B-2 More than 1 year ago
Natural history of dragons , by Marie Brennan. Whimsical and elegant alternate world . This book is not a fantasy/magic, but rather a classic adventure novel. It is the second one in the cycle, and I suggest to read "Natural History of Dragons" first. The story is set in a curved-mirror image of Victorian era world, where the dragons are not magical but natural creatures like whales or wolves. It is written as a fictional autobiography of noblewoman naturalist Lady Isabella Trent ( a humane, sometimes admirable, sometimes flawed, occasionally irritating character). Actually it is way more about intricately written characters, intrigues, plots and cultures than about dragons. I found that the most delightful feature of the story is the style of writing. Imagine Jules Vernes mixed with Jane Austin. Excellent illustrations add to the charm of the book. I grade books as Buy and Keep( BK), Read a Library Copy (RLC) and Once-I-Put-It-Down-I-Couldn’t-Pick-It-Up (OIPD-ICPU). The whole series is BK.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago