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A Natural History of Dragons

It’s almost time for the release of Marie Brennan’s A Natural History of Dragons,
which gives me the perfect excuse to post some of the gorgeous artwork that goes with it, courtesy of the ever awesome Todd Lockwood. Thanks to Tor for sending these images, and those of you drooling over it can download the beautiful cover art in a variety of different sizes here

Sparkling Wolf Drake Desert Drake

(All images attributed to Lockwood. Obviously.)

The illustrations were my favourite part of Brennan’s novel, and reason enough to pre-order the hardback, which is due for release on 5th Feb. You can read my review of the novel here, and whilst I wasn’t hugely taken with the overall tale, the concept is admirable and I’m sure this one will go down a storm.

For more information, excerpts and reviews, have a looksee here on the Macmillan site.

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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A Natural History of Dragons

How utterly beautiful does this look?

cover22667-medium“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.”

Doesn’t that sound gorgeous? I can’t wait to read this one, and thanks to the lovely folk at TOR I don’t have to wait ’til February 🙂 This little bundle of awesomeness will be coming on holiday with me, and I’ll report back in January! Until then, lovely BookBloggerverse, I need to log off and wish you all a Happy Christmas and I’ll see you all very early in the New Year, with oodles of reviews 🙂
 

 
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Posted by on December 20, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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