A Natural History of Dragons

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


A Natural History of Dragons kicks off a five-book fictional memoir series about the life of Isabella, who will become the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. This book includes her childhood through her first dragon expedition, and describes the difficulties she has in following her interest in science in a restrictive Victorian-like society. I am not a big fan of Victorian-style fiction and the frustrating sexism that entails, but I liked Isabella and I strongly identified with her curiosity and drive. I've already read the second book in the series (review coming soon), and I am definitely planning to read the rest!

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