Tag: feminism

1. ‘In the Labyrinth of Drakes’ by Marie Brennan

Brennan continues her Victorian-esque, dragon-laden, feminist fantasy series with In the Labyrinth of Drakes. This time our heroine, Isabella, travels to Akhia (this world’s version of Africa) to study desert drakes, the closest living thing to the classic winged,… Read More

68. ‘Spectacles’ by Sue Perkins

I bet you thought you’d had the last review out of me this year, huh? So did I, but it turns out that I can read a lot on the Cornwall–Bristol train, and so I’ve managed to finish one of… Read More

64. ‘Voyage of the Basilisk’ by Marie Brennan

Dragon-obsessed Isabella is back, and this time she’s setting out on an two-year-long expedition around the world. She has joined a merchant ship, acquired research funding, and put together a small team comprised of long-time travel companion Tom… Read More

Gender-swapped covers

They say ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, but everybody does. In fact, that’s what book covers are for: to give you an idea about what’s inside so you can decide whether you want to read it. I… Read More

61. ‘The Tropic of Serpents’ by Marie Brennan

I have raved a lot about the first book in Marie Brennan’s Lady Trent series, A Natural History of Dragons, and today I’m going to rave about the second one, The Tropic of Serpents. When we rejoin Lady Trent’s… Read More