On April 5th, 2016, Titan Books are due to publish the fourth book in Marie Brennan‘s critically-acclaimed Memoirs of Lady Trent series! Above is the rather striking cover for IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES, and here’s the synopsis…
The thrilling new book in the acclaimed fantasy series from Marie Brennan, as the glamorous Lady Trent takes her adventurous explorations to the deserts of Akhia.
Even those who take no interest in the field of dragon naturalism have heard of Lady Trent’s expedition to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia. Her discoveries there are the stuff of romantic legend, catapulting her from scholarly obscurity to worldwide fame. The details of her personal life during that time are hardly less private, having provided fodder for gossips in several countries.
As is so often the case in the career of this illustrious woman, the public story is far from complete. In this, the fourth volume of her memoirs, Lady Trent relates how she acquired her position with the Royal Scirling Army; how foreign saboteurs imperiled both her work and her well-being; and how her determined pursuit of knowledge took her into the deepest reaches of the Labyrinth of Drakes, where the chance action of a dragon set the stage for her greatest achievement yet.
Titan Books also publish the first three novels in the series in the UK: A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS, THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS and THE VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK.
Here is just a small selection of the reviews the Lady Trent series has received…
‘Solid fourth book of the Lady Trent series… It’s a time of changes for the main character, but this mix of scientific and fantastic creatures remains in fine form.’ — Publishers Weekly on IN THE LABYRINTH OF DRAKES
‘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… Marie Brennan does an incredible job of writing in multiple voices… Brennan expertly maintains the balance that makes this commentary fun and informative, without pulling you from the actual story. It’s a brilliant touch that brings a level of authenticity to the memoir-style… the interior illustrations, also done by Todd Lockwood, are just as stunning.’ — Fantasy Faction on 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 on A NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS (Starred Review)
‘THE TROPIC OF SERPENTS is in part a fantasy travelogue, a guided tour of a world aslant from our own. It is also, in its way, a very science-fictional fantasy novel: it is in love with the idea of discovery, of knowing the world, of knowledge for the sake of knowledge… a thoroughly enjoyable book. I recommend it without hesitation.’ — Tor.com
‘Beautifully worked and thoroughly engrossing. Fans of this charming series won’t be disappointed.’ — Kirkus on THE VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK
In addition, the publisher is re-issuing Brennan’s Onyx Court urban fantasy series, which includes: MIDNIGHT NEVER COME, IN ASHES LIE and A STAR SHALL FALL.
Zeno represents Marie Brennan in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of the JABberwocky Literary Agency in New York.