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    Just Another Lazy Perfectionist Brightdreamer's Avatar
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    And getting back to the final title: Voyage of the Basilisk, the third in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series by Marie Brennan, as the titular Lady Trent sets out on a two-year sea voyage around her world, in the spirit of Darwin, to explore the origins and roots and relationships of exotic dragon species. So far, like the first two, it picks up fast and keeps me reading.

    ETA: And I just finished. Like the previous two installments in this series, VotB features a strong (but not infallable) lady scientist in a world undergoing a Victorianesque scientific revolution. With distinct parallels to Darwin's famed voyage, Isabella sets out to discover the origins and secrets of the world's many dragons, a journey with numerous mishaps and adventures and political and personal missteps. It moves quickly and reads fast, and I'm looking forward to the next installment.

    Updated List (12/12 - FINISHED):
    1 - I spy: The Girl Who Could Move Sh*t With Her Mind, by Jackson Ford. DONE 3/8/20
    2 - Eyes to the skies: Ill Wind, by Rachel Caine. DONE 5/16/20
    3 - Take note: Crystal Singer, by Anne McCaffrey. DONE 3/8/20
    4 - By its cover: Camp Tiger, by Susan Choi. DONE - 1/4/20
    5 - Setting sail: Voyage of the Basilisk, by Marie Brennan DONE - 10/19/20
    7 - Three-color mythology: They Called Us Enemy, by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, and Steven Scott. DONE - 4/7/20
    8 - Out of this world: Cards of Grief, by Jane Yolen. DONE 3/13/20
    9 - Tag team: Bob, by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead. DONE - 1/28/20
    10 - Succinct: Updraft, by Fran Wilde. DONE - 4/17/20
    11 - You might also like. . .: The Demon Awakens, by R. A. Salvatore DONE
    12 - No hablo: Don Quixote, by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Walter Starkie. DONE - 2/26/20
    Last edited by Brightdreamer; 10-20-2020 at 07:15 AM.
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