Within the Sanctuary of Wings, Marie Brennan

Sometimes we just need the familiar and the comfortable, don’t we? A warm cuddle of a book. The Natural History of Dragons series by Marie Brennan, of which Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the fifth and, it would appear final, installment, is one of those series. It’s not challenging; it’s a tad formulaic by…

Weekly Round Up 4th June

So, half term is over and we’re all back at work. As predicted, I didn’t find enough time to complete a book since the last round up so I’m still reading Sarah Schmidt’s See What I have Done and am warming to it much more. She has a gorgeous way of creating voice in her four…

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…