Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Giveaway! THE NATURAL HISTORY OF DRAGONS by Marie Brennan (UK Only)

BrennanM-NaturalHistoryOfDragonsUSA quick and cheerful post. I have one copy of The Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan to give away to some lucky reader in the UK. It’s the US Hardcover edition (published by Tor Books), but you should also know that it is going to be published soon in the UK by Titan Books, so if you don’t win, you will be able to get hold of the book easily in the near future.

Here’s what it’s about…

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.

Leave a comment or email if you’re interested in winning the book. That’s really all you need to do. I’ll select someone at random in one week (December 3rd, at midnight).

6 comments:

  1. As an avid reader of the high/epic fantasy genre and a lover of Dragons in fiction {from Merlin's Dragon to Pern & Dragonology series}, i am VERY excited about "The Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan".

    I would really love to have the chance to read this amazing book! Would it be possible to enter me for the giveaway? Thank you so much. x

    {Email - lfountain1(at)hotmail(dot)co(dot)uk }

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  2. I'd love to be entered for this giveaway because Dragons!

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  3. As a HUGE fan of dragons it is a crime that I don't own this book. I'd very, very much like to chuck my name in the hat, CR!

    Marc.Aplin[at]gmail.com

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    1. You don't already have it?! I'm... stunned.

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  4. Interesting cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  5. My husband collects dragons, this book would be a treat!!!

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