By Marie Brennan
The exciting experience of woman Trent keeps in Marie Brennan's The Tropic of Serpents . . .
Attentive readers of girl Trent's previous memoir, A common heritage of Dragons, are already accustomed to how a bookish and made up our minds younger girl named Isabella first set out at the ancient direction that may sooner or later lead her to turning into the world's optimum dragon naturalist. Now, during this remarkably candid moment quantity, woman Trent appears again on the subsequent level of her illustrious (and sometimes scandalous) career.
Three years after her fateful trips in the course of the forbidding mountains of Vystrana, Mrs. Camherst defies relatives and conference to embark on an day trip to the war-torn continent of Eriga, domestic of such unique draconian species because the grass-dwelling snakes of the savannah, arboreal tree snakes, and, such a lot elusive of all, the mythical swamp-wyrms of the tropics.
The day trip isn't really a simple one. followed by way of either an previous affiliate and a runaway heiress, Isabella needs to courageous oppressive warmth, cruel fevers, palace intrigues, gossip, and different risks with the intention to fulfill her boundless fascination with all issues draconian, no matter if it potential venturing deep into the forbidden jungle often called the fairway Hell . . . the place her braveness, resourcefulness, and clinical interest should be verified as by no means before.