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A Natural History of Dragons

Autor: Marie Brennan
Sprecher: Kate Reading
Serie: Memoirs by Lady Trent, Titel 1
Spieldauer: 10 Std. und 15 Min.
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From Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, Isabella, Lady Trent is known to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist.

Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation and her prospects to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and how she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever.

©2013 Bryn Neuenschwander (P)2013 Macmillan Audio

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"A rich and absorbing tale" ( Publishers Weekly)
"It's a compelling book, with the authority of a great writer, and it's the start of what surely will be a wonderful series." ( The Book Bag)

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A mixed bag. I am undecided on whether I should buy Volume 2

As a non native speaker, albeit one who reads Victorian Literature, I might not be the best judge of this work. I find the imitation of Victorian or Edwardian language and customs rather successful. There are some instances where I would have expected a different word from an upper class lady (looking glass rather than mirror), but the author is clearly knowledgeable about this period and uses her insights to convey atmosphere very successfully. It is also obvious that she has spent a lot of time pondering over the way a young lady of yore might have thought. These are the positive elements, which should inspire other fantasy authors to do similar research.

But from a book titled „a natural history of dragons“ I expect a lot of information about, well, the natural history of dragons, as conceived by the author. Indeed, dragons and their natural history offer the incentive for most of what happens in the book. And when their natural history is discussed it is done in a manner reminiscent of older works. So far so good. But alas! It seems more like the author uses them as a backdrop or pretext to write about social life. Similarly, the action scenes are not really engaging. Though Isabella had a lot of misadventures and many a gun was fired, these never made my pulse quicken. The book gets a little more exciting toward the end and I am really undecided on whether I should buy the second volume.