The Memoirs of Lady Trent
Set in an alternate world based on our own nineteenth century, the Memoirs of Lady Trent are a five-book series chronicling the adventures and discoveries of Isabella, Lady Trent, renowned dragon naturalist.
All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science.
Attentive readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoir, A Natural History of Dragons, are already familiar with how a bookish and determined young woman named Isabella first set out on the historic course that would one day lead her to becoming the world’s premier dragon naturalist. Now, in this remarkably candid second volume, Lady Trent looks back at the next stage of her illustrious (and occasionally scandalous) career.
Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed–until now.
The thrilling new book in the acclaimed fantasy series from Marie Brennan, as the glamorous Lady Trent takes her adventurous explorations to the deserts of Akhia.
Even those who take no interest in the field of dragon naturalism have heard of Lady Trent’s expedition to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia. Her discoveries there are the stuff of romantic legend, catapulting her from scholarly obscurity to worldwide fame. The details of her personal life during that time are hardly less private, having provided fodder for gossips in several countries.
After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with Isabella, Lady Trent — dragon naturalist and scandalous explorer, perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the scientific field.
And yet, from her initial adventure in the mountains of Vystrana, to her exploits in the depths of war-torn Eriga, to the high seas aboard the Basilisk, and then to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia, Lady Trent has captivated hearts along with fierce minds. This concluding volume will finally reveal the truth behind her most notorious adventure — braving the highest mountains in the world, buried behind the territory of Scirland’s enemies — and what she discovered there, within the Sanctuary of Wings.
A short story in Lady Trent’s world, set between Voyage of the Basilisk and In the Labyrinth of Drakes. Contains no spoilers for the series.