A Natural History of Dragons

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429956313
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Marie Brennan begins a thrilling new fantasy series in A Natural History of Dragons, combining adventure with the inquisitive spirit of the Victorian Age. You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon's presence, even for the briefest of moments—even at the risk of one's life—is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . . 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. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day. Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever. "Saturated with the joy and urgency of discovery and scientific curiosity."—Publishers Weekly (starred review) on A Natural History of Dragons An NPR Best Book of 2013 The Lady Trent Memoirs 1. A Natural History of Dragons 2. The Tropic of Serpents 3. Voyage of the Basilisk 4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes 5. Within the Sanctuary of Wings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Voyage of the Basilisk

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429956364
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The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan's Voyage of the Basilisk . . . 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. Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella's in ways both professional and personal. Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella's life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons. The Lady Trent Memoirs 1. A Natural History of Dragons 2. The Tropic of Serpents 3. Voyage of the Basilisk 4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes 5. Within the Sanctuary of Wings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Geschmiedet in Feuer und Magie

Author: Daniel Fox
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641044758
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Kaiser Chien Hua befindet sich auf der Flucht vor Rebellen und muss sich auf die Insel Taishu zurückziehen – wo die Jade abgebaut wird, der er seine übernatürlichen Fähigkeiten verdankt. Hier will er sich und die Seinen gegen die Usurpatoren verteidigen. Doch vor der Insel liegt ein Drache mit Feuer und Magie an den Meeresgrund gekettet. Und der Mönch, der für die Kontrolle über den Drachen mit großem Schmerz bezahlt, ist seines Leidens überdrüssig ...

Within the Sanctuary of Wings

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1466856998
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Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the conclusion to Marie Brennan's thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent--dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and 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--after her initial adventure in the mountains of Vystrana, and her exploits in the depths of war-torn Eriga, to the high seas aboard The Basilisk, and then to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia--the Lady Trent has captivated hearts along with fierce minds. This concluding volume will finally reveal the truths behind her most notorious adventure--scaling the tallest peak in the world, buried behind the territory of Scirland's enemies--and what she discovered there, within the Sanctuary of Wings. The Lady Trent Memoirs 1. A Natural History of Dragons 2. The Tropic of Serpents 3. Voyage of the Basilisk 4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes 5. Within the Sanctuary of Wings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Tropic of Serpents

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 1429956356
Format: PDF
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The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan's 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 scandalous) career. 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 before. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Lady Trents Memoiren 1 Die Naturgeschichte der Drachen

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Cross Cult
ISBN: 3959815042
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Lady Trent ist die herausragendste und erfolgreichste Drachenforscherin der Welt. Einst war sie ein junges Mädchen, vernarrt in Bücher und lernbegierig, das den erstickenden Konventionen ihrer Zeit trotzte und ihren guten Ruf, ihre Zukunft und ihre zarte Haut aufs Spiel setzte, um ihre wissenschaftliche Neugier zu befriedigen. Nun endlich liegt die wahre Geschichte dieser beispiellosen Pionierin vor. In ihren eigenen Worten berichtet Lady Trent über ihre aufregende Expedition in die Berge von Vystrana, wo sie die erste von vielen historischen Entdeckungen machte, die sie und die Welt für immer verändern sollten.

Die Buchmagier

Author: Jim C. Hines
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 3838746147
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Greife nach der Magie der Bücher ... Isaac führt ein ruhiges Leben als Bibliothekar. Inmitten staubiger Regale und Kisten sortiert er Bücher und pflegt die größte Fantasy-Abteilung der Stadt. Was niemand ahnt: Das alles ist bloß eine Tarnung. Denn Isaac ist ein Buchmagier und Mitglied eines Geheimbundes, der seit Jahrhunderten die Menschen vor übernatürlichen Gefahren beschützt. Isaac kann die Magie der Bücher nutzen, um Gegenstände aus ihnen herauszugreifen - eine Gabe, die er bald dringend benötigt, um sein Leben zu schützen. Denn jemand oder etwas beginnt, systematisch Buchmagier zu ermorden ...

In the Labyrinth of Drakes

Author: Marie Brennan
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 146685698X
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In the Labyrinth of Drakes, the thrilling new book in the acclaimed fantasy series from Marie Brennan, 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. As is so often the case in the career of this illustrious woman, the public story is far from complete. In this, the fourth volume of her memoirs, Lady Trent relates how she acquired her position with the Royal Scirling Army; how foreign saboteurs imperiled both her work and her well-being; and how her determined pursuit of knowledge took her into the deepest reaches of the Labyrinth of Drakes, where the chance action of a dragon set the stage for her greatest achievement yet. The Lady Trent Memoirs 1. A Natural History of Dragons 2. The Tropic of Serpents 3. Voyage of the Basilisk 4. In the Labyrinth of Drakes 5. Within the Sanctuary of Wings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Serafina Das K nigreich der Drachen

Author: Rachel Hartman
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641068398
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Kann EIN Mädchen ZWEI Welten vereinen? Die Drachen könnten die Menschen vernichten. Doch sie sind zu fasziniert von ihnen. Dies ist die Basis des fragilen Friedens zwischen beiden Völkern, die jäh brüchig wird, als der Thronanwärter ihres gemeinsamen Königreichs brutal ermordet wird – auf Drachenart. Die junge Serafina hat guten Grund, beide Parteien zu fürchten. Hütet doch das erst seit kurzem am Hofe lebende Mädchen selbst ein Geheimnis. Als sie in die Mordermittlungen verwickelt wird, kommt der scharfsinnige junge Hauptmann der Garde, Lucian Kiggs, ihm gefährlich nahe und droht, ihre Verstrickung mit der Welt der Drachen zu enthüllen und ihr ganzes Leben auf immer zu zerstören.