Tag: marie brennan

47. ‘Nocturnes’ and 48. ‘Maps to Nowhere’

This week I’m reviewing two short story collections: Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro and Maps to Nowhere by Marie Brennan. One is a dreamy meditation upon love and music; the other involves thoughtful fantasy set in rich imaginary worlds. The verdict: …

20. ‘Within the Sanctuary of Wings’ by Marie Brennan

I’m not usually one to follow book series. I tend to be either late to the party or just not that bothered, but Marie Brennan’s Lady Trent series captured me from page one and has kept me hooked …

Reading/writing update

It’s been a little while since I wrote a proper update, and I’ll put that down to being very busy at work (which is a bit of a miracle when you’re self-employed!). Fortunately I’ve got a bit of time …

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, …

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 …