May 2, 2018 by TinyNavajo
Voyage of the Basilisk by Marie Brennan
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We continue following Lady Trent through her formative years that lead to her to where she’s is now. We are following Lady Trent’s adventures six years after Eriga, her two-year-long voyage around the world on the Basilisk. In her world, Lady Trent’s reader may believe they know all that happened while she and her son and her friends were on the Basilisk, but this reveals the true story. And oh, boy! What a story it is!
Isabella, her son Jacob, Isabella’s friend and Jacob’s nurse Natalie, and her colleague Tom Wilker sail around the world, studying what dragons they come across while also doing other work for those that have sponsored the voyage as well. The come across deep sea dragons in the far north, to feather serpents in tropical isles, the possible younger sea dragon cousins that make their homes in the isles where Isabella marries a young woman in order to keep social taboos in order.
The Voyage of the Basilisk tackles lots of hard things and Isabella learns and grows from her mistakes. And she learns a lot more about dragons that she had ever bargained for, including what may have happened to an ancient Draconeon society and the dragons they may have been able to tame.
I love Lady Trent! I love dragons! I. Love. This. Series! I love Lady Trent and how she is becoming such a strong person and such a strong character. She grows with each book, she develops, and she still makes mistakes. She is not perfect. She is not a Mary Sue. She is a real person, and I would love to meet her!
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