The second of the new Muskedragons reading adventures is almost upon us, so it’s time to share what else we’re about to get up to!
You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon’s presence, even for the briefest of moments—even at the risk of one’s life—is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . .
All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day.
Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever.
You might have noticed that we have a thing for dragons.
I am so excited for this. MORE DRAGONS PLEASE.
Regarding the schedule, this one is pretty simple: A Natural History of Dragons is broken up into four easily readable parts (about 80-90 pages each, with 60 for Part 4). So we’re doing this at a rate of one Part per week, starting on Saturday. That’s April 15th, for your calendar-ish needs, and we commence reading at the usual time of 9pm BST.
As always, fellow readers are welcome to read with us and share thoughts on Twitter – we’ll use the hashtag #LadyTrent.
Bring your own parasol, and let’s go exploring!