Dette innlegget skrev jeg på torsdag, for jeg kan jo ikke gå glipp av Smakebit på søndag hos Flukten fra virkeligheten.
I dag er jeg på sykehushotellet i Stavanger. Mannen min ble operert på fredag, og vi skal være her til tirsdag Jeg har ikke pc-en med meg, og det er et styr å skrive innlegg på ipaden, så derfor skriver jeg på forhånd. Å publisere på ipaden går greit.
Jeg har med meg bok 2 og 3 i serien A natural history of dragons av Marie Brennan. Jeg skrev om bok 1 HER. Bok 3 heter Voyage of the Basilisk og smakebiten får du fra begynnelsen:
The early stages of it were driven by my need for a governess … The lack of a husband was, for some applicants, a selling point. I imagine many of my readers are aware of the awkward position in which governesses often find themselves – or rather, the awkward position into which their male employers often put them.
Devoted readers of Lady Trent’s earlier memoirs, A Natural History of Dragons and The Tropic of Serpents, may believe themselves already acquainted with the particulars of her historic voyage aboard the Royal Survey Ship Basilisk, but the true story of that illuminating, harrowing, and scandalous journey has never been revealed—until now. Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella’s in ways both professional and personal.
Science is, of course, the primary objective of the voyage, but Isabella’s life is rarely so simple. She must cope with storms, shipwrecks, intrigue, and warfare, even as she makes a discovery that offers a revolutionary new insight into the ancient history of dragons