A Natural History of Dragons

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


I first took notice of this book because of the title. But I was a little worried about it being heavy on biology fiction. Not to fear, this book is sort of a cross between a mystery and an autobiography of a scientist. It tells the tale of a Victorian-like-era woman enamored with dragons, who becomes one of the most foremost authorities on the subject. On her first expedition, she uncovers a mystery of a recent spate of dragon attacks, as she bucks the prejudice against women in science. The book is a delightful read, told in style that almost reminded me of PBS British period series.

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