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Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the conclusion to Marie Brennan's thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs.

After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well acquainted with 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 field.

And 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 - 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.

©2017 Bryn Neuenschwander (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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THE BEST ENDING TO A SERIES EVER

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!
Marie Brennan did not disappoint with this final book in the series. I didn't get even close to predicting her final discovery. Once I read the plot twist I had to stop reading and just absorb it. It was probably the happiest I have been all year reading this book! I am sad to see this story come to a close, but Brennan couldn't have written a better ending! This is definitely my best book of the year.

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A great ending for a great series

A really great read that I enjoyed listening to from start to finish. Who would have thought that one of the best series I've ever read about the joys and hazards field work as a scientist would be so fantastical.

Ms. Reading does a fantastic job as the narrator bring the characters to live. She IS Lady Trent to my mind.

Highly recommend the series for any young people interested in biology or the social sciences. You be hard press to find a better real world role model.

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Great series.

Great series! I am only disappointed that it is concluded. Will make a great movie or TV series

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Wonderful conclusion!

Loved the conclusion of Lady Trent's Memoirs! It was definitely unexpected and satisfying. Kate Reading was a fanstastic narrator.

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Excellent!

I love these stories SO much, that I will be purchasing the hardcovers for my personal library tonight. i might just read them again as soon as they arrive!

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A surprising end to an otherwise flawless series.

I'll skip this one on the reread, I'm afraid the twist was not what I was hoping for.

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Enchanting world with a Steam punk feel.

What made the experience of listening to Within the Sanctuary of Wings the most enjoyable?

The main character is an inspiration in her ‘scientific’ quest for knowledge.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Within the Sanctuary of Wings?

When Lady Trent finds her husband again after the avalanche and her confinement in the the sanctuary almost a year later.

What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

I have always loved her reading, she can bring a wide range of characters, male and female to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Lady Trent wakes up and sees the live dragonians, I thought this might be coming but it was still cool when it happened.

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An amazing believable world.

I found the performance and the story very relatable and enjoyable. It is A fitting finale to an epic Saga, brought to life by Kate Reading's Stellar narration. At times Lady Trent seems to be a very real person with much to share and teach. The world of Mary Brennan's dragons is so like ours and yet so wonderful, that one wistfully longs to belong there. I'm reminded that even in this real world there are still wonders to be found for the adventurous mind. Upon finishing this book, all the more do I wish I could go on an expedition to some forgotten corner of Earth for what might be discovered. This is what true fantasy should do: Inspire us to make our lives an adventure.

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A satisfying conclusion

A satisfying conclusion to a wonderful series. Love all the patient set-up of details that lead to this book. I’m glad to have bought the actual (deadtree) books as well. It was such a pleasure to listen to this while reading the book and looking at the illustrations :)

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This series is spectacular.

Excellent complex world building of an alternative Victorian era, a field of science (the study of dragons), and a compelling heroine.