Christopher Recommends: A Natural History of Dragons

A Natural History of Dragons: A Memoir by Lady Trent, by Marie Brennan, is a superb novel in every regard. It’s a classic, first-person adventure full of travel, science, and of course, dragons. The writing is clean, concise, and well-assured. A Natural History of Dragons, by Marie BrennanThe characters are interesting—especially the main one, Isabella. The plotting is clockwork-tight. And the worldbuilding is a masterpiece of sophisticated evocation. It’s clear that Brennan has put an enormous amount of thought and research into her craft. From a professional standpoint, I was highly impressed by this book. From a reader’s standpoint, I had an absolute blast, and I can’t wait to dive into the sequels. Based on this book alone, I place Marie Brennan in the top flight of sci-fi/fantasy authors.

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Christopher Paolini

Christopher Paolini is the author of the international bestsellers Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, and Inheritance. His most recent book, The Fork, the Witch, and the Worm, was released on December 31, 2018. He resides in Paradise Valley, Montana, USA.

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