A Natural History of Dragons

{4.5/5} “Matters which seem terribly important in the early days of such a journey (what will people back home say?) fade into triviality with the passage of time. It has the consequent effect of making one question how vital those matters truly are — which goes some way toward explaining my increasingly extravagant behaviour, as time went on.”

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan, published in 2013

Isabella wants to know everything there is to know about dragons. She’s read all her father’s books on the subject, and she used to study small deceased ones when she was younger. But now she must find a husband — is there any chance she could find one who shares her interest, or would allow her to pursue it?

What if dragons were real? Then someone would study them. Isabella is the Jane Goodall of dragons.

If you like dragons, this is the book for you — it’s 1st in a series, but can be read on its own.

I liked it a lot — it’s a different take on dragons, and the main character is delightful.

This is the 1st book by Brennan I’ve read.

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One Response to “A Natural History of Dragons”

  1. James Says:

    So glad you liked this one, Dave! I love the main character, she’s got a great narrative voice. I’m just starting the fourth book, they’ve all been good, with the one caveat that she seems to be parcelling out the overarching story very slowly. Otherwise, definitely worth reading!

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