cover image Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent

Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent

Marie Brennan. Tor, $27.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-7653-7765-4

Brennan delights with this fifth and final memoir (after In the Labyrinth of Drakes) of Baroness Isabella Trent, adventuress and scholar of dragonkind in an alternate Victorian era. Lord Suhail Trent is delivering a lecture on the Draconean language when his wife, Lady Trent, is approached by a Yelangese man, Thu Phim-lat, with the astounding news that he has discovered a new type of dragon. This revelation is so compelling that Lady Trent resolves to journey to the place of discovery, even though it lies high in the Mrtyahaima Mountains on the far continent of Dajin, bordering on Yelang, with whom her own country is currently at war. Distance and difficulty do little to deter the indefatigable Lady Trent from making her way to the remote village of Hlamtse Rong. Above the village, she and her companions discover something completely unexpected: the remains of a bipedal dragon that perfectly matches ancient images of the Draconean gods. At that point, Lady Trent’s last and greatest adventure truly begins. Lady Trent is the perfect heroine for this history-flavored fantasy romp. Agent: Eddie Schneider, JABberwocky Literary. (Apr.)