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, author Marie Brennan has given [….]

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 of antiquity and nobility present [….]

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 have two grown children and [….]

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 about five months after The [….]

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 make me say such a [….]

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 admire Lady Trent, the heroine [….]

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 that way.  Not so long [….]

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 unseemly in a gentlewoman of [….]

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 memoir of renowned dragon scholar [….]