The Voyage Of The Basilisk, Marie Brennan

Still trying to catch up on my reviews which have been delayed thanks to writing a whole bunch of schemes of learning for work and a delightfully full-on three year old daughter, I realised I’d missed this one. The third installment of the Lady Trent memoirs – set in a fictional but faintly vwiled and…

Tropic of Serpents, Marie Brennan

  Again, a gorgeous cover here and a decent read.  This is the second in Marie Brennan’s Lady Trent trilogy and it continues the adventures of Mrs Isabella Camherst – still to meet Lord Trent or to be named a lady – from the first book, A Natural History Of Dragons. Much of what I praised in…

A Natural History of Dragons, Marie Brennan

     This was a pleasant enough way to round of my half term: decently written in the engaging and practical voice of Lady Trent, this book conjures up a Regency style world with echoes of Austen. With dragons.  The opening sections of the novel are the most Austenesque – if that’s even a word. Isabella…