I wrote a post about Lucky No. 14 Reading challenge on January and I almost forgot it completely! Then sometime before my birthday I read Ellie’s, from Curiosity Killed the Bookworm, review of ‘A Natural History of Dragons – A memoir by Lady Trent’ and I knew I had to have this book. I kept hinting about it to my boyfriend that I must have this book!! and on my birthday I got it!!
I started reading it and then I just couldn’t stop, I read it while taking bus to (and back from) work, I read it right before bed and even while walking from bus stop to home!
The book is so well written that it was really easy to ready, since English isn’t my main language I sometimes struggle with English books when they’re written with complicated words I have to look from dictionary or the writing itself is heavy.
The book is a start of a fantasy novel series, written by Marie Brennan.
Book is written as a memoir, starring Lady Trent herself. It’s about her passion towards dragons, and the curiosity to study them scientifically to learn from them and tell more about these amazing creatures. It also takes place in a Victorian age where, as a 19 year old girl, passion towards something like this would be considered as socially incorrect.
It covers dragons, smugglers, romance, adventures and science what else do you need from a book? I have to say it’s one of my favourite books now and I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel, The Tropic of Serpents!