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A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1)

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    I have said that I dis­­­like when a fan­­ta­sy world is just re­al coun­tries mixed up and tran­s­­plan­t­ed. Well, this book has that in spades and I did not mind one bit.

    Sure, Scir­­land is ex­ac­t­­ly En­g­­land, and Chi­a­vo­ra is ex­ac­t­­ly Italy and so on, and ap­­par­en­t­­ly it all takes place cir­­ca year 5800 in an­oth­er plan­et where by sheer co­in­­ci­­dence an ex­act repli­­ca of ear­­ly Vic­­to­ri­an En­g­­land has come in­­­to ex­is­­tence.

    But you know what? The tone. This book is writ­ten ex­ac­t­­ly in the tone of a cranky old nat­u­ral­ist Vic­­to­ri­an la­dy. No, I have not ev­er read such a thing, but if I had, I hope it would read just like this book.

    It's in some ways a re­al­­ly old-­­fash­ioned book, al­though writ­ten with a mod­­ern sen­si­­bil­i­­ty.

    Plus, rea­­son­able(ish) drag­on­s.

    Look­ing for­ward to Trop­ic of Ser­pents (which is, just like this one, a awe­­some ti­tle).