Book Review: Tess of the Road by Rachel Hartman

Summary: In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess, stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can’t make a scene at your sister’s wedding and break a relative’s nose with one punch (no matter how pompous he is) and not... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Windcatcher by A.J. Norfield

Summary: Far away from home, under the command of his brother, Raylan and his squad must retrieve an ancient relic stolen from their kingdom’s trading partner—the Tiankong Empire. Traveling deep into unknown enemy territory to complete their mission, Raylan learns that the ancient relic holds unexpected life; a creature buried in legends, one not seen... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Within the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan

Summary: After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent--dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the scientific field. And yet--after her initial adventure... Continue Reading →

Book Review: In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan

Summary: 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,... Continue Reading →

Friday Favorite Five: Books Featuring Dragons

For previous posts and future FFF topics check out my Friday Favorite Five page here. There are a ton of books in fantasy featuring dragons, so this was a hard list for me to come up with because it's just tough to narrow down. Also, you have all sorts of dragons--some that are typical 'destroy... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Tropic of Serpents by Marie Brennan

It's been a while since I first read the first Lady Trent book, A Natural History of Dragons, a book I liked but never quite fell in love with. I decided to pick up the next one as part of my reading goal to get caught up on series I've started. I'm so glad I did... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

Shadow Scale is the sequel to Rachel Hartman's debut novel, Seraphina. These books focus on the life of Seraphina Dombegh, a young lady that is a member of the royal court, a musician, and half-dragon. The setting is a secondary world, the kingdom of Goredd where humans and dragons live together in an uneasy truce... Continue Reading →

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