Marie Brennan

Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She is most recently misapplied her professors' hard work to the Hugo Award-nominated Victorian adventure series The Memoirs of Lady Trent; the first book of that series, A Natural History of Dragons, was nominated for a World Fantasy Award and won the Prix Imaginales for Best Translated Novel. Cold-Forged Flame, the first novella in the Varekai series, came out in September 2016. She is also the author of the Doppelanger duology of Warrior and Witch, the urban fantasies Lies and Prophecy and Chains and Memory, the Onyx Court historical fantasy series, and more than fifty short stories.

Book Reviews by Marie Brennan

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The Last Tsar’s Dragons does not make for a comforting read.”

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“this dive into the internecine struggles of the undying and the complexities of their interaction with humanity are a welcome expansion on the world and characters of Lord’s first novel.”

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“The scope of Camp’s mythological knowledge continues to be impressive, even as he builds a cosmos that is distinctly his own.”

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“The vivid cultural background of Roanhorse’s series comes as a breath of fresh air, providing not only a change of genre pace but a voice still heard all too rarely in speculative fiction.

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“The Bird King is a beautiful read, paying fine attention to the natural environment and the nuances of the characters’ interactions.”

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“Despite that rushed feeling as the story enters its second half, The Priory of the Orange Tree is a fascinating epic fantasy set in a rich, well-developed world.”

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“Belcher’s writing is at its best when he stretches into hallucinogenic or mystical contexts, where reality and logic break down.”

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Although a handful of Japanese authors have achieved widespread popularity in English translation, Kenji Miyazawa (1896–1933) is not among them.

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In the land of Iwagoto, an old danger is returning. Every thousand years, someone with the right prayers can summon up a dragon to grant their wish—for good or for ill.