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Marie Brennan

Autor(a) de A Natural History of Dragons

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About the Author

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(eng) Marie Brennan is the author of the Lady Trent series. M.L. Brennan is the author of the Generation V series.

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Obras por Marie Brennan

A Natural History of Dragons (2013) 2,463 exemplares
Warrior (2006) 917 exemplares
The Tropic of Serpents (2014) 888 exemplares
Midnight Never Come (2008) 749 exemplares
The Voyage of the Basilisk (2015) 703 exemplares
Witch (2006) 668 exemplares
In the Labyrinth of Drakes (2016) 538 exemplares
Within the Sanctuary of Wings (2017) 444 exemplares
Turning Darkness into Light (2019) 237 exemplares
In Ashes Lie (2009) 233 exemplares
A Star Shall Fall (2010) 219 exemplares
With Fate Conspire (2011) 122 exemplares
Driftwood (2020) 116 exemplares
Cold-Forged Flame (2016) 96 exemplares
Lies and Prophecy (2012) 79 exemplares
Deeds of Men (2009) 68 exemplares
Daughter of Necessity (2014) 59 exemplares
Monstrous Beauty (2014) 58 exemplares
Maps to Nowhere (2017) 48 exemplares
Lightning in the Blood (2017) 48 exemplares
Ars Historica (2017) 29 exemplares
Chains and Memory (2016) 29 exemplares
The Nine Lands (2019) 26 exemplares
Down a Street That Wasn't There (2020) 24 exemplares
Writing Fight Scenes (2013) 20 exemplares
The Waking of Angantyr (2023) 15 exemplares
Welcome to Welton (2012) 13 exemplares
Dancing the Warrior (2018) 8 exemplares
Mad Maudlin: A Tor.Com Original (2014) 8 exemplares
Fault Lines (2018) 5 exemplares
Warrior / Witch (2008) 4 exemplares
Execution Morning (2006) 3 exemplares
Kingspeaker 3 exemplares
The Eternal Knot 2 exemplares
Calling Into Silence 2 exemplares
Shattered Blades (2018) 2 exemplares
Spiraling (2018) 2 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies #347 (2022) 2 exemplares
For The Fairest 2 exemplares
Dice Tales 1 exemplar
A Thousand Souls 1 exemplar
White Shadow 1 exemplar
Waiting for Beauty 1 exemplar
Máire 1 exemplar
What Still Abides 1 exemplar

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Some of the Best from Tor.com: 2014 Edition (2015) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Running with the Pack (2010) — Contribuidor — 146 exemplares
Worlds Seen in Passing: Ten Years of Tor.com Short Fiction (2018) — Contribuidor — 123 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix: Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2008) — Contribuidor — 101 exemplares
Willful Impropriety: 13 Tales of Society, Scandal, and Romance (2012) — Contribuidor — 81 exemplares
Bewere the Night (2011) — Contribuidor — 76 exemplares
Glorifying Terrorism, Manufacturing Contempt: An Anthology (2006) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 2: More Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2009) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Zombies: More Recent Dead (2014) — Contribuidor — 54 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 3: New Tales of Beauty and Strangeness (2010) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Nevertheless, She Persisted: A Book View Café Anthology (2017) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Neverland's Library (2014) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 5 (2016) — Contribuidor — 31 exemplares
Clockwork Phoenix 4 (2013) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Summoned to Destiny (Realms of Wonder) (2004) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
The Book of Apex: Volume 4 of Apex Magazine (2013) — Contribuidor — 29 exemplares
The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, 2020 Edition (2020) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares
Murmurs in the Dark: Thirteen Ghostly Tales from Book View Cafe (2021) — Contribuidor — 18 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year One (2020) — Autor; Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Jabberwocky (2006) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 29: July/August 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
It Happened at the Ball (2018) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Shattering the Glass Slipper (2022) — Autor — 9 exemplares
Lace and Blade 4 (2018) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 36: September/October 2020 (2020) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters (2018) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Best of Talebones (2010) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
The Hawke legacy (2009) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Uncanny Magazine Issue 27: March/April 2019 (2019) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Across the Spectrum (2013) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Shared Nightmares (2014) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Children of a Different Sky (2017) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
The Best of Beneath Ceaseless Skies Online Magazine, Year Two (2011) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Mythic Delirium (Volume 1) (2014) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #238 (2017) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
When Swords Fall Silent: An Epic Fantasy Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 3 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #3 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #44 (2010) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #50 (2010) — Autor — 2 exemplares
Beneath Ceaseless Skies Issue #207 (2016) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Daily Science Fiction: March 2020 — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
Daily Science Fiction: July 2021 (2021) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar
The Best of Abyss & Apex: Volume Two (2016) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Neuenschwander, Bryn Marie
Data de nascimento
Harvard University (BA|archaeology, folklore)
Indiana University
fantasy writer
Broad Universe
SF Novelists
Book View Cafe
JABberwocky Literary
[UK & Commonwealth] John Berlyne (Zeno Agency)

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Marie Brennan holds a joint B.A. in anthropology (archaeology) and folklore & mythology from Harvard University. She is currently completing an M.A. in anthropology and folklore. She's been writing fantasy since she was nine or ten years old, and blames this fact on Diana Wynne Jones.
Nota de desambiguação
Marie Brennan is the author of the Lady Trent series.

M.L. Brennan is the author of the Generation V series.




Solid, rich story (unsurprisingly, it's a Marie Brennan). Fascinating backstory leading to the current crisis - magic came back... Mid-twentieth century? Not sure. It was a hard shift, but in the now of the story the rules have been codified and systems set up to handle things - the protagonist is going to college to study divination, though her parents would prefer she follow them and study ceremonial magic. And then things start to shift, and the why of the original return of magic gets clarified... into a looming crisis. They do handle things stupidly a few times (jump in, feet-first, without consulting adults let alone experts), but that's accurate for college students. The book ends with... the crisis is happening, but they do have tools that will let them handle it. Probably. I need to read the next book.
There's also a prequel (Welcome to Welton), snippets showing how the main characters got to where they are at the beginning of this book - fun to read afterward, possibly useful before.
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jjmcgaffey | 29 outras críticas | Dec 2, 2023 |
I thought this would be stories either about D&D games or about characters within D&D games. Nope - not fiction at all, it's about how RPGs illuminate writing and vice versa. If you play RPGs, you'd probably find it interesting; if you write fiction at all, you'd probably find it interesting; if you run RPGs, you'll definitely find it both interesting and useful. It talks about different gaming systems and how they differ, both specifically and in concept(s); it talks about making the story, and not railroading your characters, and how to make story on the fly when your players take their characters in a direction you didn't expect or prepare for (and how to prepare for these off-plot angles). It also talks about how the collaborative and immediate storytelling of an RPG game differs from writing a story (not least, the chance in writing to go back and fix that thing that happened wrong two chapters ago and messed up where you are now...), and how gaming can offer ideas and plot paths to the writer. I don't game these days, and I don't think I ever ran a game - but I still found this fascinating on many levels. And of course it's well-written, it is Marie Brennan - depths and lovely wordplay and clear expression of her ideas. Now I'm looking at her other books and wondering how much of them was triggered or expanded by gaming. Fascinating.… (mais)
jjmcgaffey | Dec 2, 2023 |
I've been putting off finishing the Lady Trent Memoirs because I didn't want them to end. And wow, what an ending! I didn't see it coming. I've really enjoyed Lady Trent's voice across five books and I think the entire series is very strong. I wish there were more of Lockwood's beautiful illustrations in each book too. But yeah, this is a great historical fantasy series with an 1800s vibe, if that's what you're looking for. I'm glad I finally allowed myself to finish it.
MillieHennessy | 30 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |
Digital audio performed by Kate Reading

Subtitle: A Memoir by Lady Trent

From the book jacket: All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, knows 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.

My reactions:
Well, this was a wonderful romp of an adventure. We learn how Isabella became interested in natural history, and dragons in particular. As the only daughter in a family of six children, she struggled to be ladylike, but her curiosity would not be dampened. Her father suggested she try book learning rather than “field work” and when she came of age to marry she was fortunate to find a man whose intellectual curiosity matched hers and who was more than willing to have her continue her research. And that is how they come to take a thrilling expedition to foreign lands in search of dragons.

Isabella is a wonderful heroine. She’s intelligent, tenacious, curious, and determined. She makes sure that she is of value to the expedition by honing her skill at anatomical drawing so as to record the expedition forces’ findings. But she also is a keen observer on her own. Of course, it is she who solves the great mystery at the center of this adventure.

While the time is set in approximately the Victorian era, Brennan has really created a marvelous world where dragons roam. She includes much information about the various sub-species and their differences in both appearance and behavior. I was completely engaged from beginning to end. I’ll definitely continue with the series.

Kate Reading does a marvelous job of narrating the audiobook. Her diction is clear and easy to understand. She really brings these characters to life.
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BookConcierge | 132 outras críticas | Nov 14, 2023 |



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Todd Lockwood Illustrator, Cover artist
Rhys Davies Map, Maps
Kate Reading Narrator
Greg Collins Designer
Andrea Blendl Translator
Cliff Nielsen Cover artist


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