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A Natural History of Dragons - A Memoir by Lady Trent

Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age. You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart-no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments-even at the risk of one's life-is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . . All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever. "Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosity."-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on A Natural History of Dragons An NPR Best Book of 2013

Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age. You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart-no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments-even at the risk of one's life-is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . . All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever. "Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosity."-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on A Natural History of Dragons An NPR Best Book of 2013
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age. You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart-no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments-even at the risk of one's life-is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . . All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world's preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever. "Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosity."-Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on A Natural History of Dragons An NPR Best Book of 2013

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kate Reading

Length:

10h 17m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

04:26


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

19:26


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:01


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

37:21


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

22:54


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

22:04


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:32


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

27:34


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

20:41


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

30:22


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

22:24


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

33:02


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

32:55


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

26:26


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

16:32


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

28:18


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

16:14


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

32:03


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

28:45


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

25:49


Part 4, Chapter 20
Part 4, Chapter 20

13:54


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

20:03


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

30:28


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

28:46


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

25:01


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

00:47