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The Tropic of Serpents
The Tropic of Serpents: A Memoir by Lady Trent | Marie Brennan
A follow-up to A Natural History of Dragons reflects on the second stage of Lady Trent's illustrious and occasionally scandalous career, during which she visits the war-torn continent of Eriga to observe exotic draconian species. 20,000 first printing.
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shanaqui
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I love how MUCH goes on in these books. It's not just dragons, it's also politics and it's also relationships between people and aaahhh.

And I love the closeness between Isabella and Tom that starts to develop here and never ever becomes romantic because that's not them.

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shanaqui
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After the intense reading last night, I've mostly stuck to crafting today. This blanket is really growing!

But I did also start on Tropic of Serpents. I'm so excited for the new book in this world -- it comes out on my birthday! And I'm really enjoying my reread of the series. Natalie is pretty awesome; I'm kinda sad there's less of her in the later books.

KaraWines Beautiful! 2mo
Kaye It‘s very pretty. It looks like an antique pattern. 2mo
shanaqui @Kaye I'm not sure if it is! I got it from a site that posts a lot of different patterns from all over the place, so it could be. It's really satisfying to make and I know it by heart now, so I can listen to audiobooks while I work from now on, hurrah! 2mo
shanaqui @KaraWines Thank you! 2mo
Clare-Dragonfly That looks awesome! 2mo
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ralexist
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Second installment in this delightful magical realism series. I love that these read like old scientific travel memoirs. The study of dragonology continues for Lady Trent but this one focuses just as much on the people as the creatures. The setting is Sub-Saharan in feel. A nice calm read between my usual mysteries full of murder and death.

If you like cozies or a novel of manners this would definitely be up your alley.

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Bookgoil
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Day 3 of the #25infive done. Today I read 7 whole hours and finished 5 books. Currently working on The Tropic of Serpents which I just barely started.
I‘m also happy to announce that I‘m caught up and ahead of my goodreads goal finally as well!! What are you currently reading?

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Mehso-so

An escapist fictional memoir about a psuedo-Victorian naturalist studying dragons.

Not enough science.

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Kamisha
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I loved this second book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series! The way this series blends fantasy with zoology and anthropology is exactly my brand!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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iread2much
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This was a good book; it really made me want to read the next book in the series. I enjoyed that the author kept to the memoir theme while not giving away or losing track of the time line. There is an exploration of same sex relationships, the mechanisms of colonialism and a wonderful discussion about expectations of motherhood and it‘s being tied being a woman.

rustoryhuf Pupper reading a book! Best photo of the day. 13mo
iread2much @rustoryhuf 😊 thank you! 13mo
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sparrowssavvy
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The second book in this series definitely does not disappoint. A ton of fun with an entirely new continent full of delightful new dragons, characters, settings and cultures. I would ideally love a giant world map of the many continents and whatnot of this world. Can't wait to get started on the third book!

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PoppyDrown
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So dann beginne ich mal mit dem zweiten Band.

Moony Oh der erste Band steht auch noch auf meiner Wunschliste. 😍 1y
PoppyDrown Der war gut. 1y
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Ddzmini
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I needed a break from all things serious so I‘m reading this now 😝📖

EmilyAnne I love this series!! 1y
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jenlbean
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This series keeps getting better. I love the way its written from the view of someone looking back at their life and adventures. It allows for reflection and honesty about what she did wrong while still having the story flow well. A solid 4 out of 5 stars.

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jenlbean
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Continuing the series. It feels odd reading a book set in a humid location when it's freezing outside. I've never expected my surroundings to reflect those in what I'm reading, but for some reason it isn't feeling right for me this time.

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S.Web
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Snow day!!! Which means I was able to finish this beauty this morning. These books are so much fun! The fictional world is growing on me and I can't wait to read the next one!

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Somasis
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This series is absolutely charming and I must say I enjoyed this volume more then the first. I alternated between the book and the audiobook so I didn't have to stop while cleaning and cooking, I just could put it down! Isabella continues to kick ass, push boundaries, do science, and I am 100% here for it!

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kirylin
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It dragged in places, but I am happily continuing to follow Mrs. Camhurst (because she hasn‘t become Trent yet). #readinglog #fantasy

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tea.n.books
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Suddenly I'm very glad I accidentally had to turn around on my way to work and work from home because of a forgotten laptop.. I would not want to be in the middle of this.. plus, I get to listen to my audiobook in the comfort of my home office. And my flowers get a nice bath 💕⛈🌱

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annalibris
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A rainy Sunday, a friendly companion, a book, and a cup of tea. This is my favorite kind of day.

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BookswithB
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Can't wait to finish this today! It's so boring, not continuing with this series. Such a shame as I am absolutely mad for dragons.

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BookswithB
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#BibliophileWorldMayChallenge DAY 1. May TBR - a bit ambitious for this 🐌🤓 don't cha think??

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Owlizabeth
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My current #library stack. Even though I'm in the midst of an epic #slump, I'm optimistic about all of these. Now where to begin... 🤔

TheKidUpstairs I feel you, I'm in a pretty epic reading #slump myself 😔 Hopefully one of these helps you break out of it! 2y
Chelsea.Poole Just curious...what do the labels on the tops of the spines mean? 2y
Owlizabeth @Chelsea.Poole They're just labels for the various library branches. 2y
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Owlizabeth @TheKidUpstairs thanks, I hope yours ends soon too!! 2y
Cinfhen If you want something that is unputdownable 2y
Laalaleighh Waking gods. That has to end a slump. (edited) 2y
alibrarianslibrary Okay, as a librarian I need to know: what do the letter combinations on top of the spines mean? 2y
alibrarianslibrary lol never mind, I see the answer above! 2y
Megabooks It's heavy but 2y
LornaDH I agree with @Lacythebookworm and @Cinfhen I just finished The Hate U Give. I was right there with it. Also have Idaho and Lincoln. 2y
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KtheBookwyrm
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These books are so good. Dragons, adventures, natural history. So great

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KtheBookwyrm
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Next up!

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JacquelynLovesYou
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Luna cleaning herself while i read.

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JacquelynLovesYou
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#litsypartyofone with my bookshelf shirt. Dark chocolate covered almonds and water. Wisteria incense.

BookishMarginalia Love the shirt! 2y
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annkuch13
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I HATE deckled edges. But I really love this series. Because dragons. #deckleedge #feistyfeb

missevievelyn I also really really dislike deckled edges!!! They're just so annoying! I thought I was the only one! 2y
Lauredhel Others who hate deckle edges! Sisterssss! 2y
annkuch13 @missevievelyn @Lauredhel Yes! They make it too hard to flip through the pages! 2y
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Lauredhel @annkuch13 @missevievelyn plus, getting controversial: on new books, they're an ersatz pseudo-historical pretension. 2y
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JacquelynLovesYou
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Enjoying the second in the series.

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Conservio
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Our power went out. Reminds me of the good ol' days as a kid. I'd read by flashlight/ streetlight. #dragons #nightreading

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Conservio
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Since I had a dream about this book the other night I thought I should reread if. #sorryjulesverne #dragons #reread

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Conservio
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Joriebooks
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#firsteverlitsypost. Joined Litsy 6 months ago. This has been my favorite app since then. 😍😍📚📚📚

Dragon Agreed 👍 3y
MrBook Mine as well 😊👍🏻!!! Glad you're on here 😁👍🏻! 3y
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Grrlbrarian
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Dafydd and I do NOT want to get up this morning. Too many good books to read, like this one!

ChristieStratos What if he reads it without you? No spoilers, Dafydd! 😆 He's adorable! And that cover looks awesome. 3y
Grrlbrarian Oh he's welcome to do so! 😆 3y
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AlexandraGriffin
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More of the same in the first book, and my hopes for more dragons were unfortunately not met. But I still enjoyed the story, and will continue on with the series. If you like memoirs and the Victorian era, you'll enjoy this series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2 of 5.

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AlexandraGriffin
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I do love dragons

BookishFeminist This is such a charming series. I loved the first book. 🐉 3y
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Joriebooks

"Are a woman's wishes only fit to be considered when blessed by a male relative?"
Love when I come across such an awesome quote.

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Joriebooks
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Loving this series right now.

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