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In the Labyrinth of Drakes – Marie Brennan

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★★★★ ½

If I misstep, it goes far beyond me. Errors on my part are proof that women are unsuited to professional work.

Jane Goodall – but with dragons.

I know, right?

The famous (and famously scandalous) Lady Trent has studied dragons across the lands, she’s back again for a new adventure.

“I honestly cannot tell whether you are the most practical women I have ever met or the most deranged.”
“Why can’t I be both?”

Scandals aside, she is ready for her latest adventure – dragon breeding.

Only, things don’t quite go to plan right away.

There is very little pleasure in being snubbed over a task for which one is well qualified. There is, however, quite a bit of pleasure in watching the ones who did the snubbing later eat their own words.

Lady Trent is no stranger to circumventing obstinate men to get what she wants and there is no man on earth that could stand before her and her dragons.

Ahhh yes. I am just soaking up these Jane Goodall vibes.

Normally by the fourth book we start to hit a little bit of a slump but instead, this series is really picking up!

I’m loving how with every book, the lore of this dragon-world is steadily increased and how much detail is put into the lore.

Brennan seamlessly slips in subspecies and various adaptions of the dragons – it’s so wonderfully done.

I’m also really excited how we are coming closer (and closer) to discovering the scandal that tipped Lady Trent from a obscure dragon scholar to the infamous women she’s known as. I just want to know. (Which is why I grabbed book 5 right away!)

The illustrations (as always) are absolutely gorgeous and really uplifts the book.

In addition, if you are like me and have a terrible memory for strange names and places, the audiobook has really helped me just focus on the plot rather than the pronunciation.

All in all, I’m quite pleased with this book and I’m so excited for the next!!

Interested in this one from Marie Brennan? Buy it here:  Amazon

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