The final book in Marie Brennan's epic Lady Trent Memoirs series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is out this week, and we've got a sneak peek at Todd Lockwood's gorgeous illustrations. One word: DRAGONS! (Other stuff happens in the book, too, but... dragons!)
All art by Todd Lockwood
First, here's a description of what Lady Isabella Trent will be up to as part of her fifth and final adventure:
After 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 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 — 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.
And a sampling of the stunning art by Todd Lockwood (that's the Within the Sanctuary of Wings book cover you see at the top of this post):
"A Mrtyahaiman Mew"
"The Frozen Draconean"
"My Three Saviours"
"Blessing the Emperor"
Marie Brennan's Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent is out now.