Saturday, March 22, 2014

Book of the Week - The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

In a lovely combination of fantasy set in a fully imagined world much like our 19th century where intrepid naturalist, Isabella Camherst, leaves her son behind in Scirland and with a young female companion ventures into the Green Hell, an equatorial swamp, the home of serpents she suspects are dragons. Like the first book in the series, A Natural History of Dragons, this memoir of the fictional Lady Trent prominently features her love of science and the scientific method. Global politics, cultural anthropology, and daring adventure also play a role. The beautiful pencil illustrations are a welcome addition.

1 comment:

  1. Great write-up! Writing is a talent, and it must not be wasted. As with everything that we had been entrusted, we should

    let it grow and share it with the world.> writing