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Voyage of the Basilisk
Voyage of the Basilisk: A Memoir by Lady Trent | Marie Brennan
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The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan's Voyage of the Basilisk . . . 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.
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shanaqui
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On the one hand, the number of times Isabella just stumbles into... well, I won't spoiler and this observation applies to so many things -- the amount and nature of the trouble she always gets into is almost too much. Almost. These books are always wildly entertaining to me; I could eat them up with a spoon.

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Mitch
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The only problem with swaps are they put you in bookstores! #momentofweakness #sffs

Becker Great covers 5mo
Mitch @Becker gorgeous aren‘t they...I‘m a sucker for a great cover! 5mo
imyril I love this series SO MUCH ❤️ 5mo
iread2much Oooo, I love this series! I haven‘t been able to get more of the series yet, but I loved the first 2, and the covers are SO lovely! 5mo
TNbookworm I loved this series so much and the covers on the books are gorgeous! 5mo
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Ddzmini
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Book: Voyage of the Basilisk: A Memoir of Lady Trent (by Marie Brennan)
Author: J.D. Vance (Hillbilly Elegy)
Movie: V for Vendetta (2006) 😍😍😍
Food: Vegetable Fried Rice 😋
#ManicMonday #letterV @JoScho
This one was easier 🤣🤣🤣

JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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sparrowssavvy
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Another awesome book in this fantastic series! I love getting to explore this world and all its various locales and peoples. The spin on our own Victorian history is amazing and the little details that parallel our history is just lovely. Can't wait to read the next one!

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sparrowssavvy
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Love this series so much!!!

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Lauredhel
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I am enjoying this greatly :)

Libby1 Your cat looks like he or she is NOT enjoying it! 13mo
RachelO Your cat has such a cute frown! 😠😸 13mo
Lauredhel @Libby1 Mr Bingley is the cuddliest cat alive, but he has the worst resting bitchface. Plus he's grumpy whenever I'm not paying 100% attention to him! 13mo
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Libby1 ❤️Mr. Bingley❤️ 13mo
Smrloomis Cute! 13mo
MicheleinPhilly Mr. Bingley is my spirit animal. 13mo
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jenlbean
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Another great book in an incredible series. I am getting sucked further and further into these books and truly enjoying each one. Plus this edition was printed in blue ink! I have never read a book printed in colored ink and I found the experience delightful!

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Ddzmini
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OMG I‘m so excited they have dragon turtles 🐢 😝😍😍❤️😋 love it

TricksyTails Ooh 😍😍😍 1y
LisaJo 🐉 🐢 💕 1y
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BookwormM That is a beautiful picture 1y
readinginthedark That‘s awesome! I need to read this series! 1y
rohit-sawant Beautiful illustration! 1y
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Ddzmini
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Love the covers for this series great reads as well starting number 3 😋📖

DGRachel I have the first one on my shelf, but I haven‘t gotten to it yet. 😔 1y
Ddzmini @DGRachel the series is really good and makes you wish dragons existed 😋 1y
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S.Web
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Soooo gooood! This series just keeps getting better!

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Somasis
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The third volume in this series and it continues to delight. I find myself so invested in the characters, the world, the fate of the dragons who are threatened by new advancements in technology. Isabella is an amazing heroine, smart, passionate, and I can't seem to stop reading her adventures!

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Somasis
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Omg, I'm on to the third book in the series and it's entirely printed in blue ink, I have no idea why but I love it 😍

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Grrlbrarian
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Met one of my #summerreading goals today. Such bliss to soak up the sun next to some water - while reading about dragons, no less! 🏖 Not pictured but instrumental: the FAB shark tote that @bitterbear sent me in our #summersantagoespostal. Perfect beach bag - thanks again!!!

bitterbear 😊😊😊😊😊😊😍😍😍😍😍🐟🐟 2y
BiblioFiles Hey Kari. I completely forgot that I was suppose to take a picture of the box before I sent it but I sent an email to @collegecatlady with my receipt. I'm going to email it to you too so you can have the tracking number 2y
Grrlbrarian Sweet! Thanks, @BiblioFiles 👏👏👏 I'm so excited!!! 2y
BiblioFiles Me to I don't want to wait til the 20th lol 😂 it's so hard 2y
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pattiepoetry
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Aaaaand back to the dragons!

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EmilyAnne
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This whole series is just delightful. A pseudo-Victorian society where dragons are just like any other animal, and this kick-ass feminist scientist travels around the world to study them. Super fun, and apparently super comfy too 🙄

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KtheBookwyrm
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I finally finished it!! I started my new job and it took some time for me to adjust to the schedule. This book was great. I love this series. I'm going to have to buy the entire set--in hardback as this one got a little banged up in its travels in my purse.

Ellebeekay Loved this series! 2y
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KtheBookwyrm
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Time for the next adventure of lady Trent! I just want to say, I absolutely adore these covers!

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meganlynae
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Marie Brennan's Lady Isabella Trent books are the prettiest books.

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JacquelynLovesYou
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I don't know if you can tell from the picture, but this book is printed in entirely blue ink! I don't know why. I've never seen anything lile it, have you?

Carla Only once; I have a copy of The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, and it's completely printed in green ink. 2y
JacquelynLovesYou Oh, cool. I wonder why they chose to do that. I guess green is Christmassy and blue is oceany, but its weird because it's so uncommon. 2y
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JacquelynLovesYou
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Having a hard time focusing because my attention is split between these three books.

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JacquelynLovesYou
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Does anyone else find some pinterest posts, like this one, to be really classist and abelist?

Bibliogeekery Yes. I can see what you mean with this one! 2y
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Conservio
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I cannot get over how gorgeous the covers are in The Lady Trent Memoirs! I am definitely living through these books. How amazing would it be the forefront of knowledge about a mysterious species?!? I can definitely do without the #swamps in #mouleen though. #dragons #naturalhistory

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AlexandraGriffin
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I just adore this series. Victorian-esque feel, dragons, a female protagonist who doesn't particularly enjoy the proprietary rules that govern their society. This series feels wonderfully realistic, which I love. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ of 5.

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AlexandraGriffin
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Now reading

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AlexandraGriffin
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So, how many library cards are too many library cards??? As Kady from mean girls says "the limit does not exist!" ?

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CassRMorris
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"I had rather face wild beasts and diseases than the perils of civilization."

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CassRMorris
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Beach reading! Finally getting on with this lovely series.