LitStack Review: Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

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Within the Sanctuary of Wings A Memoir by Lady Trent Marie Brennan Tor Books Release Date:  April 25, 2017 ISBN 978-0-7653-7765-4 What a lovely way to end a wonderful fantasy series! Since 2013, with the publication of Lady Trent’s first installment of her memoirs in A Natural History of Dragons, […]

LitStack Review: The Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood

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The Summer Dragon – First Book of the Evertide Todd Lockwood DAW Books Release Date:  May 3, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7564-0833-6 I first noticed Todd Lockwood as the artist who created such amazing illustrations for Marie Brennan’s “A Natural History of Dragons” series.  The cover artwork alone instantly established the sense […]

LitStack Review: In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

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In the Labyrinth of Drakes: A Memoir by Lady Trent Book 4 of “A Natural History of Dragons” series Marie Brennan Tor Books Release Date:  April 5, 2016 ISBN 978-0-7653-7763-0 Oh, I adore Lady Trent!  She’s exactly what I want to be when I grow up.  (Never mind that I […]

LitStack Review: The Trials by Linda Nagata

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The Trials Linda Nagata Saga Press Release Date:  August 18, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4814-4095-0 NOTE:  This review, by necessity, contains spoilers for the first book in the series, The Red:  First Light. The Trials is the second book of Linda Nagata’s marvelous military sci-fi series, “The Red Trilogy”.  It picks up […]

LitStack Review – The Red: First Light by Linda Nagata

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The Red: First Light Linda Nagata Saga Press Release Date:  June 30, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4814-4657-0 I keep saying that military science fiction just isn’t my thing.  But then I read books such as Gemini Cell by Myke Cole or The Human Division by John Scalzi, and I wonder what would […]

LitStack Review: Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan

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Voyage of the Basilisk – A Memoir by Lady Trent Marie Brennan Tor Books Release Date:  March 31, 2015 ISBN 978-0-7653-3198-4 I want to be Lady Trent when I grow up. Okay, so I’m way past the age where I could look forward to being “grown up”, but I still […]

LitStack Review: Owl and the Japanese Circus by Kristi Charish

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Owl and the Japanese Circus Kristi Charish Simon & Schuster Release Date:  January 13, 2015 ISBN 978-1-4767-9499-0 Alix Hiboux is a thief, specializing in antiquities.  Well, thief is a somewhat suggestive term, but she has built a reputation for acquiring ancient artifacts for discerning (and wealthy) clients.  It wasn’t always […]

LitStack Review: ‘The Tropic of Serpents’ by Marie Brennan

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The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir of Lady Trent Marie Brennan Tor Release Date:  March 4, 2014 ISBN 978-0-7653-3197-7 Lady Trent is back, as feisty as ever.  We first met her as a young woman in A Natural History of Dragons, where she was grappling with a burning curiosity considered […]

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan

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A Natural History of Dragons Marie Brennan TOR Books First Edition:  February 5, 2013 ISBN 978-0-7653-3196-0 — ♦ — What a wonderful flight of fancy! Marie Brennan’s newest work, A Natural History of Dragons, is a delightful blend of Victoriana, fantasy and archaic science at its best.  Told as the […]