The Tropic of Serpents

Brennan, Marie

(Book - 2014)
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.
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 scandalous) career. Three years after her fateful journeys through the forbidding mountains of Vystrana, in which she lost her husband, the widowed Mrs. Camherst defies family and convention to embark on an expedition to the savage, 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"--
Publisher: New York :, Tor,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780765375087
Characteristics: 331 pages :,illustrations, map ;,22 cm


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May 21, 2014
  • julia_sedai rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I loved this sequel! I was wondering what she was going to do next after the last book. Lady Trent (Mrs. Camherst in this book) is such a great character and Marie Brennan does a fantastic job in writing the story as a memoir. I love how there are so many parallels between the world in the book and the real world. Now that I'm finished this one, I think it's going to be a long time till the next one comes out, and I'm not sure I can wait that long! I'm so curious to read more.


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