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Over at Kirkus: A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

It’s Friday, which means we are over at Kirkus! Today Thea reviews historical fantasy novel A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan.

A Natural History of Dragons

A highly entertaining read along the lines of Amelia Peabody – with dragons – A Natural History is the fictional memoir of Lady Isabella Trent. Overall, Thea enjoyed it… but has some significant reservations. Go forth HERE to check it out.

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  • Katrina
    March 1, 2013 at 10:12 am

    If you want to read about Victorian dragons, Tooth and Claw by Jo Walton is great! It’s essentially a re-imagining of a Anthony Trollope book (originally published in 1860), with dragons instead of people. However, it definitely isn’t just a straight insertion- the culture and physiological needs of dragons warp certain Victorian traditions. For example, when someone in a family dies, inheritance is incredibly important because dragons need to eat each other in order to grow. Therefore, dragons who get a larger share of the family member actually become much stronger and bigger. I loved this book. It also won the World Fantasy Award in 2004. Check it out for a different take on dragons (and hats! and gold!)!

  • Thea
    March 1, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Katrina – OHMYGOSH. That book sounds AMAZING. I know I’ve seen the title around before but never knew what it was about. Thank you, thank you, thank you! BOUGHT and cannot wait to read. Next week possibly. Did I forget to say, THANK YOU!

  • Ryland
    May 24, 2013 at 12:12 am

    awesome- me wanna have :0 πŸ˜€

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