[[ Epub ]] ➞ Within the Sanctuary of Wings Author Marie Brennan – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk

Within the Sanctuary of Wings The Conclusion To The Thrilling Memoirs Of Lady Isabella Trent And Her Legacy Of Dragon Evolutionary Research And Anthropological AdventuresAfter Nearly Five Decades And, Indeed, The Same Number Of Volumes , One Might Think They Were Well Acquainted With The Lady Isabella Trent Dragon Naturalist, Scandalous Explorer, And Perhaps As Infamous For Her Company And Feats Of Daring As She Is Famous For Her Discoveries And Additions To The Scientific FieldAnd Yet After Her Initial Adventure In The Mountains Of Vystrana, And Her Exploits In The Depths Of War Torn Eriga, To The High Seas Aboard The Basilisk, And Then To The Inhospitable Deserts Of Akhia The Lady Trent Has Captivated Hearts Along With Fierce Minds This Concluding Volume Will Finally Reveal The Truths Behind Her Most Notorious Adventure Scaling The Tallest Peak In The World, Buried Behind The Territory Of Scirland S Enemies And What She Discovered There, Within The Sanctuary Of Wings


10 thoughts on “Within the Sanctuary of Wings

  1. says:

    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to another one of my favorite series, but I am also glad that at long last I got to see all the ideas come to fruition in this fifth and final novel of Marie Brennan s wholly unique Memoirs of Lady Trent After all, Within the Sanctuary of Wings is everything a fan could want in a finale a book that ends on a high note of hope and happiness while also deftly tying all the overall s 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum is with a heavy heart that I bid adieu to another one of my favorite series, but I am also glad that at long last I got to see all the ideas come to fruition in this fifth and final novel of Marie Brennan s wholly unique Memoirs of Lady Trent After all, Within the Sanctuary of Wings is everything a fan could want in a finale a book that ends on a high note of hope and happiness while also deftly tying all the overall series themes and plot threads together.Further, I m sure those who have been along for the ride since A Natural History of Dragons will be glad to know that the details behind Isabella s most infamous scientific discovery an event that has been teased for the first four books will finally be revealed Without a doubt, the answers were worth waiting for I guarantee that the revelations in this book will change everything you think you know about this series.The adventure, however, begins rather quietly While attending a lecture on Draconean linguistics delivered by her husband, Isabella s attention is unexpectedly pulled away by a Yelangnese stranger with an urgent matter to discuss with her The man, whose name is Thu, reports that he has discovered the corpse of a new type of dragon while scouting with his fellow rebels in the mountains of the Mrtyahaima As expected though, the remoteness of the location and its unforgiving conditions do little to faze the headstrong Isabella, who immediately works on putting together an expedition to Yelang so that her team can investigate Thu s claims.Unfortunately, their road is plagued with obstacles There is only a tiny window time in which they must reach the Mrtyahaima mountains before the monsoon season brings heaps of snow upon the peaks Then there are the political complications The region is unstable with different tribes chafing under the Yelangnese rule, and it s not like Isabella is exactly welcome in Yelang either, after the way she offended their government on one of her past adventures Worst of all, there s no guarantee that she will find evidence of a new dragon species Weeks of planning and risk taking could end up being all for naught.But of course, our characters find something And obviously I won t spoil what it is here, but it s something HUGE.Without revealing anything though, I will admit that the twist caught me off guard likely what it was meant to do, but it also left me with some mixed feelings I ve made no secret that one of my favorite aspects of this series are the dragons and the way they are handled not as mythological beings or exceptional creatures with special abilities or powers as most fantasy novels depict them In contrast, Brennan s dragons are part of the natural world, a key theme which has provided the driving force behind all these books I found this approach refreshingly original I also loved the science and the learning, and most of all I loved Isabella s quest to find out as much as she can about how dragons fit into the natural order of the world Within the Sanctuary of Wings does not really change any of this, and for that I am glad But at the same time and apologies for being deliberately vague on this , this installment did also manage to drop a bombshell which introduced a completely new element into my understanding of this series.As well, there were a few minor issues with pacing First, compared to the previous books, this one startedslowly, and even the harrowing journey through the snow and ice did little to give the intro an energy boost Second, this was also a very Isabella centric story, resulting in less appearances by some of my other favorite characters like Tom and Suhail Third, while lots of fascinating things happened throughout, a large chunk of the middle was characterized by inaction which, to be fair, couldn t be helped given the way certain events played out Finally, the ending wrapped things up way too conveniently for my tastes, but at that point I understood the need for a quick and satisfying resolution.Still, despite my quibbles, this was once again another riveting book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent sequence It has been an absolute joy to be with Isabella as she evolved throughout the series, as well as watching her relationships grow Sometimes, if I allow myself to get really immersed, I even start thinking of this alternate world as my own, and I have to credit the author s incredible writing skills These books have a way of drawing me in, making it easy for me to believe I am actually reading an account of an old woman s youth and rise to fame as a world renowned dragon researcher I cheered Isabella on as she fought to pursue her dream of becoming a scientist, bucking social conventions at a time when men still dominated academia It was hard not to shed a tear by the time I got to the very last page, so moved was I to see how far our protagonist has come.Within the Sanctuary of Wings is truly Lady Trent s greatest adventure, closing this outstanding pentalogy with style It is a wonderful, gratifying conclusion to an overall excellent series that I just can t recommend enough


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    I admit, my main reaction was oh, so that s what we ve been building up to Now I want to reread the series with the knowledge of where it s going It s really clever and well done and now I want a BBC miniseries with Maggie Smith playing Lady Trent as the narrator.Update reread the series in two weeks It s one of those stories that s even better on reread.


  3. says:

    4 Stars Fantastic end to one of my all time favorite fantasy series I will miss Lady Trent s stories.


  4. says:

    A solid end to a solid series Who knew that a lady of ahem advancing years should be so handy in the heights of those daunting, deserted mountains No spoilers, but there is a somewhat sensationalist and predictable twist in the core of this book It reminds me fondly of just about any big name adventure book to come out of the late Victorian time period But that s a GOOD thing The spirit that s evoked in these novels is meant to conjure the ghosts of many tweed adventurers It succeeds A solid end to a solid series Who knew that a lady of ahem advancing years should be so handy in the heights of those daunting, deserted mountains No spoilers, but there is a somewhat sensationalist and predictable twist in the core of this book It reminds me fondly of just about any big name adventure book to come out of the late Victorian time period But that s a GOOD thing The spirit that s evoked in these novels is meant to conjure the ghosts of many tweed adventurers It succeeds in exactly what it sets out to do


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    Another month, another tierlist While you probably know where this one ranks, check out the BookTube Video to see the rest The Written ReviewOh, I am skeptical, I assured him But also curiousLady Trent, the world s foremost dragon naturalist, is penning another book one that hints at why she became so world renowned But first, she needs to go on one last adventure My heart stuttered in its beat Perhaps you think it was a foolish reaction After being reunited wit Another month, another tierlist While you probably know where this one ranks, check out the BookTube Video to see the rest The Written ReviewOh, I am skeptical, I assured him But also curiousLady Trent, the world s foremost dragon naturalist, is penning another book one that hints at why she became so world renowned But first, she needs to go on one last adventure My heart stuttered in its beat Perhaps you think it was a foolish reaction After being reunited with Suhail and back on the trails with Tom, Lady Trent is ready to make waves and discover some amazing dragonish things.But when a freak accident leaves her stranded with the most unlikeliest of rescuerers, she will find herself reevaluating everything she s ever known Writing the final volume of one s memoirs is a very peculiar experience This book does not chronicle the end of my life, as I am not dead Ahhhh, this was such a STUNNING ending it truly was perfect.I truly did not see that ending coming but I honestly could not imagine a better way to wrap up this series I loved, loved,loved it.I also LOVED the love in this book the relationship with Lady Trent and Suhail was so natural and sweet It wasn t a wild, passionate affair but a slow and steady burn which is my favorite type of relationships.All in all, this last book TRULY made this series worth every page


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    First, I want to say that I haven t read any of the previous books in The Memoirs of Lady Trent series However, it has been one that I have been curious about for some time As a fantasy fan can t I help but find the books in this series very appealing The covers for the books are fabulous and I found the idea of an alternative world set in the early 20th century with dragons intriguing Now, since the book didn t have many maps can t I say for sure how similar the world in this series is to o First, I want to say that I haven t read any of the previous books in The Memoirs of Lady Trent series However, it has been one that I have been curious about for some time As a fantasy fan can t I help but find the books in this series very appealing The covers for the books are fabulous and I found the idea of an alternative world set in the early 20th century with dragons intriguing Now, since the book didn t have many maps can t I say for sure how similar the world in this series is to ours, and all the countries have different names But, it does feel like reading an alternative Victorian era book.READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION


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    I can t believe the series is over Though we had a rough start together I grew to love and adore these books and Lady Isabella Trent s stories I finally got the answers to questions asked throughout the series but at the cost of finishing a riveting tale of a very talented woman.Much as has been the pattern with these books, it s a bit of a slow start in Within the Sanctuary of Wings but that doesn t last long I was so excited to set off on this final adventure with Lady Trent and, let me tel I can t believe the series is over Though we had a rough start together I grew to love and adore these books and Lady Isabella Trent s stories I finally got the answers to questions asked throughout the series but at the cost of finishing a riveting tale of a very talented woman.Much as has been the pattern with these books, it s a bit of a slow start in Within the Sanctuary of Wings but that doesn t last long I was so excited to set off on this final adventure with Lady Trent and, let me tell y all, they found something new Something big Something AMAZING And you re just going to have to read the whole series to see what I mean.To be fair, I ve waited four books for this to happen so I may have been a TAD too excited when I reached that point in the story.Of course I fell back in love with all of Isabella s work, the way she approaches her research and her views of the world The narrative voice in this entire series, of her recounting her expeditions at a later date, has become one of my absolute favorites in fantasy She s so conversational and familiar while keeping to the structure of the story and increasing the stakes at every turn.I will say that this book didn t have quite as much action as I had expected and lagged in spots, somewhat of a letdown compared to the previous book, but still enjoyable.With that, I wantedof SOME parts of the plot sorry for being purposefully vague but end of the series and all while others were drawn out too much I think part of this is that I had pretty high expectations going into the book but also one of the big twists left me with questions that were never fully answered to my satisfaction.And yet I didn t really care when it came down to it Yes, I wantedbut the actual reading of Within the Sanctuary of Wings was just as enjoyable as the previous books We still get that same voice, and all of her research which is drawing together to form the big picture which, okay, as a scientist is seriously awesome to think about.I don t think I can recommend this series enough If you fancy yourself a scientist, like dragons, enjoy Indiana Jones, or all of the above, check these books out They re really fun reads and you ll soon grow to love Lady Trent as much as I have I don t want to say too muchabout this book because of spoilers but it was a lovely finale to a great series and y all definitely want to get this on your TBR soon


  8. says:

    Perfect ending to a lovely series of books Questions answered and a new country to explore I thought the books got better and better and this one made a very satisfying endingLady Trent and her memoirs now hold a very special place in my heart I m sure I ll revisit her tale someday.


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    3.5 starsVideo Review 3.5 starsVideo Review


  10. says:

    I kind of procrastinated on reading this book, or at least finishing it, because I didn t want the adventures to be over This is the concluding volume of Lady Trent s memoirs, and I already miss her deranged practicality , her curiosity and drive, and the people around her Still, it s a worthy end to her story, concluding her major scientific studies with well, I d better be careful not to say too much The series has been building up to this point, and I wouldn t want to spoil the moment o I kind of procrastinated on reading this book, or at least finishing it, because I didn t want the adventures to be over This is the concluding volume of Lady Trent s memoirs, and I already miss her deranged practicality , her curiosity and drive, and the people around her Still, it s a worthy end to her story, concluding her major scientific studies with well, I d better be careful not to say too much The series has been building up to this point, and I wouldn t want to spoil the moment of realisation and discovery halfway through this book.My only quibble, perhaps, is a minor spoiler I find it amazing that Isabella s team come out of all of this so well They end up in what I think are an analogue for the mountains of Tibet, suffer avalanches and punishingly cold temperatures, and yet for the most part, they come through these trials whole or able to heal No frostbite, no permanent injuries, etc It s a bit of a contrast to the end of book one, where of course Isabella s husband dies I probably would ve been annoyed if Isabella didn t get a happy ending, but maybe this one felt a little too easy.I don t want to end on a quibble, though, because I truly love these booksthan I ever thought I would, the first time I read A Natural History of Dragons Isabella is an amazing character, and I can t help but love her and most of those around her I really enjoy that the books have some illustrations of dragons and finds, and that Isabella is a serious scholar who tests hypotheses and formulates theories she doesn t get to the answer in one leap of intuition in book one and then simply have to prove what she already knows The five books each see her learning , changing her ideas, and being surprised along the way.And lest you be worried about the Victorian ish setting of these books and what effect it might have on the narration, don t If they were actually set in Victorian times, I d call them anachronistic there s a flavour of the old fashioned in some of the phrasing and such, but noSuffice it to say that my sister read the last two books in about 24 hours snatching my copy of this one from my hand almost as soon as she saw me when I arrived to visit.If my wife would start reading them now, that d be good I m waiting and hoping she likes Isabella and her adventures as much as I do.Reviewed for The Bibliophibian