Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Waiting On Wednesday #66 - Tropic of Serpents

Waiting On Wednesday, where we put the spotlight on upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating, is hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine.

This week's choice is -

The Tropic of Serpents - Marie Brennan
ISBN - 9781783292417 (UK)
            9780765331977 (US)
Publisher - Titan (UK)
                  Tor (US)
Release date - June 20th 2014 (UK)
                       March 4th 2014 (US)
Find - Goodreads/Book Depository

'The thrilling adventure of Lady Trent continues in Marie Brennan's The Tropic of Serpents . . .

Attentive readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoir, A Natural History of Dragons, are already familiar with how a bookish and determined young woman named Isabella first set out on the historic course that would one day lead her to becoming the world’s premier dragon naturalist. Now, in this remarkably candid second volume, Lady Trent looks back at the next stage of her illustrious (and occasionally scandalous) career.

Three years after her fateful journeys through the forbidding mountains of Vystrana, Mrs. Camherst defies family and convention to embark on an expedition to the war-torn continent of Eriga, home of such exotic draconian species as the grass-dwelling snakes of the savannah, arboreal tree snakes, and, most elusive of all, the legendary swamp-wyrms of the tropics.

The expedition is not an easy one. Accompanied by both an old associate and a runaway heiress, Isabella must brave oppressive heat, merciless fevers, palace intrigues, gossip, and other hazards in order to satisfy her boundless fascination with all things draconian, even if it means venturing deep into the forbidden jungle known as the Green Hell . . . where her courage, resourcefulness, and scientific curiosity will be tested as never before.'
- Goodreads

This is more a UK-centric Waiting On Wednesday as you can see from the release dates above. The Tropic Of Serpents is out in the US now but here in the UK it's another 108 days until it's released by Titan :( In view of my supposed book buying ban I will be impatiently waiting for June 20th rather than splurging on the US hardcover, plus I already own the UK paperback of A Natural History of Dragons so at least they'll match. Although I could really go mad and buy the hardcover of both even though I've only just bought Natural History... I borrowed it from the library when it first came out and loved it, Marie Brennan is an auto-buy author for me although I've now tried to buy book three of her Onyx Court series, A Star Shall Fall, three times and each time got the old 'I'm sorry we've been unable to fulfil this order' message.


  1. Cool pick. New to me but seems interesting. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

  2. Good pick! This looks like it would be a good fantasy fiction read. Thank you for stopping by. :)

  3. I didn't even realize there was a sequel to A Natural History of Dragons. I have the book but haven't read it yet. Everyone seems to love it, however! Awesome choice, sorry you have to wait so long:( Thanks for stopping by my WoW!

  4. Great pick! I had not heard of this series before, but it sounds like I definitely need to check it out!

  5. I've not heard of this series before. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

    YA Sisterhood

  6. Ooh, I only just saw that this was out! I haven't read the first book, but it looks really interesting. :D Great pick!

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  7. Never heard of this before but it looks interesting! Awesome pick :)

    My WoW

  8. I have the first book but haven't had a chance to read it. They sound so unique and inventive though!

  9. I need to try her other series, I love her dragon series so much. :)

  10. I haven't heard of this series before. It sounds really cool.
    Thanks so much for stopping by YA Book Addict!!

    Have a great week! :)


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