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Publisher's Summary

Devoted readers of Lady Trent's earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed - until now.
Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella's in ways both professional and personal.
Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella's life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons.
©2015 Bryn Neuenschwander (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Regina Biffle on 04-14-18

Phenomenal As Always!

Love it so much! Cant wait to listen to #4! I'm buying it right now!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Laura on 02-10-18

This one really didn't further the series much

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

If you like reading the same thing over and over again, you might enjoy this book. Amelia Peabody this is not.

What could Marie Brennan have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

There was way too much focus on the islanders and silly politics and not nearly enough focus on an enjoyable plot.

Have you listened to any of Kate Reading Narrator’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Kate Reading is a wonderful narrator, I really enjoyed her performance.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

It was deathly boring. If it hadn't been the only audio book I had access to at the time, I would have given up on it. It gets a little bit exciting at the end, but not enough to redeem the snoozefest it was up to that point.

Any additional comments?

I read and quite enjoyed the first two books. I'm not completely sure why this one did nothing to capture my interest. It just seemed that there was so much focus on made-up far off islands and very little on furthering the development of the characters. It was an uninspired repeat of the first two books but without the novelty factor. The series ends here for me, I just don't care enough to slog through another one.

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