Monday, February 25, 2013

Giveaway: A Natural History of Dragons ~ by Marie Brennan

a natural history of Dragons

We have three copies of this just recently published book – A Natural History of Dragons (A Memoir by Lady Trent) ~ by Marie Brennan for US or Canadian addresses.

Here’s the author’s blurb for the book:

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.

Marie Brennan introduces an enchanting new world in A Natural History of Dragons.

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Tor Books; February 2013; Hardcover; 336 pages.


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8 comments:

Pabkins said...

There are definitely not enough speculative fictions lovers out there that have book blogs. So glad to have found you in my feed reader again!
Pabkins @ My Shelf Confessions

Lisa Vazquezanzua said...

Thank you for another great giveaway and the chance to win a great book!!

nrlymrtl said...

I have to say that I love the anatomical study of the dragon going on on the cover.

Shellie Nunn said...

Pabkins -
Thank you and good luck!

Lisa -
Good luck to you too.

nrlymrtl -
I am so excited about this book. And it has drawing is the interior as well!

Kamla L. said...

I've been obsessed with dragons since preschool. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shellie Nunn said...

Kamla -
Well this will satisfy visually then since the book has drawings of dragons inside the book too.

Good luck.

Darlene said...

Thanks for another great giveaway!

Shellie Nunn said...

Darlene -
You're welcome, and good luck again!

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