Marie Brennan’s A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS out now in the UK!

BrennanM-LT1-NaturalHistoryOfDragonsUK-BlogWe’re delighted to report that Marie Brennan‘s A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS is published today in the UK by Titan Books. The book, the first in Brennan’s Memoirs of Lady Trent series of fantasy bestiaries, was a hit in the US when it was published last year, by Tor Books. Here’s the synopsis…

Everyone knows Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her
reputation, prospects, and her life to satisfy scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the mountains of Vystrana, where she made discoveries that would change the world…

The second book in the series, TROPIC OF SERPENTS, is due to be published by Tor Books in the US this year. Here’s what just a small sample of critics have said in praise for A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS

‘Brennan’s world-building is wonderfully subtle, rendering a familiar land alien with casual details. Fans of fantasy, science, and history will adore this rich and absorbing tale of discovery.’  —  Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

‘Lady Isabella Trent is a wonderfully charming female-lead who is willing to break from the gender roles of the era and do as her heart desires, study dragons.’  —  Fantasy Faction

‘Told in the style of a Victorian memoir, courageous, intelligent and determined Isabella’s account is colorful, vigorous and absorbing. A sort of Victorian why-what-whodunit embellished by Brennan’s singular upgrade of a fantasy bromide and revitalizingly different viewpoint.’  —  Kirkus

‘Downton Abbey, but with dragons! … [A] mellow and agreeable memoir, an absorbing and entertaining novel, and I want more.’  —

‘What’s truly great about this novel is the seamless merging of fantasy themes and incredibly realistic scientific and social details. Come for the dragon adventure — because there’s a lot of it. But stay for characters whose stories feel as real as Marie Curie’s.’  —  io9

Zeno represents Marie Brennan in the UK and Commonwealth on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.

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