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Within the Sanctuary of Wings

A Memoir by Lady Trent
Narrated by: Kate Reading
Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
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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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love this series

this became one of my favorite book series and im sad to see it end.

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Amazing end to this wonderful series!

This is the fifth and final book in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series. I really loved this whole series and this book was an amazing close to it.

I listened to this whole series on audiobook which I would definitely recommend. Reading does an amazing job narrating this book and it’s an absolute joy to listen to.

In this volume Lady Trent and crew end up in the isolated mountains searching for what could be a new type of dragon. However, what Lady Trent stumbles upon is so much more than that.

Brennan does an amazing job of tying everything from the previous books together in this book. She also does an amazing job tying up the memoirs in general. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this book and am actual sad this series is over.

My only complaint about this series is that I wish Lady Trent’s son, Jake, had been in it more. He seems like such a fun and amazing character and we only see him a little in the third book. I would love to see a series that chronicles Jake’s adventures!

Overall I adored this whole series. I would highly recommend this to fantasy loves who enjoy scientific theory or cryptozoology. I loved everything about this series; the story, the characters, the adventure, the world-building, and of course the dragons. I can’t wait to see what Brennan comes up with next and am sad to see this series end.

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I did NOT see that coming.

This book is amazing. But my goodness is it a turn from the others. Not in a bad way though. Somewhat less naturalism than the others, but doesn’t it ever make up for it!

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Overall it was a very interesting story.

True to the tone of the first 4 books of Lady Trent’s memoirs it was full of adventure and exploration in a land of dragons. But even in a land of dragons it had a very unexpected ending. For several chapters I thought she was in a coma and having dreams!

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Magnificent finale

This series just gets better and better - I would read another ten volumes of Lady Trent's memoirs!

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An excellent end to a wonderful series!

I devoured this series! It was extremely engaging and full of twists and turns! I hated for it to end!

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Develops well

I agree with other reviewers who said this series is best enjoyed in audible format. I have enjoyed Ms. Reading's performance as well as the style of this tale. A very satisfying series in an age of scientific exploration. An engaging scientific adventure without lurid sex or explicit violence.

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Great series.

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