The thrilling adventure of
Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan’s The Tropic of Serpents.
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
Three years after her
fateful journeys through the forbidding mountains of Vystrana, Mrs. Camherst
defies family and convention to embark on an expedition to the war-torn
continent of Eriga, home of such exotic draconian species as the grass-dwelling
snakes of the savannah, arboreal tree snakes, and, most elusive of all, the
legendary swamp-wyrms of the tropics. The expedition is not an easy one.
Accompanied by both an old associate and a runaway heiress, Isabella must brave
oppressive heat, merciless fevers, palace intrigues, gossip, and other hazards
in order to satisfy her boundless fascination with all things draconian, even
if it means venturing deep into the forbidden jungle known as the Green Hell—where
her courage, resourcefulness, and scientific curiosity will be tested as never
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