May 7, 2018 by TinyNavajo
In the Labyrinth of Drakes by Marie Brennan
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You know me and dragons. All the dragons! And now we get the stereotypical dragons that breathe fire! So exciting! Onto the review!
Lady Trent writes her fourth memoir that takes place in Akhia, a desert country where some of the biggest dragons live that breathe fire. And it’s also thought to be the place where the Draconean culture may have started in the Labyrinth of Drakes, a maze area where a person would get lost and die if they weren’t careful. But before we can get anywhere near that, we have to talk about why Isabella is in Akhia and the people she meets there.
In Akhia there is a Scirland military base where Scirland is trying to breed dragons, as a synthetic dragonbone has not yet been discovered and so Scirland struggles to find a way to beat the Yelangese who have been harvesting dragonbone for several years at this point. Tom Wilker and Isabella are brought to Akhia to try and breed dragons, and their contact for the dragons is the equivalent of sultan, and his tribe is the one who brings in the dragons for the Scrilings. The desert contact, the man who brings in the dragons is someone who Isabella met in the last book, Voyage of the Basilisk, a man who stirred her heart more than she ever thought would happen again after Jacob.
As with all things that Isabella does, it all revolves around dragons and how she can get a look at ones that are alive. And their growth cycles. And just about anything else that deals with dragons. And she finds someone who shares the same amount of love, if not for dragons, but for her.
I know this review was a little spacey, but please, believe me, these memoirs written by “Lady Trent” are some of my favorite books and I don’t really want to give a lot away. If you love strong female characters, dragons, and adventures, then you truly need to read these books!
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