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Marie Brennan a.k.a. M.A. Carrick

Marie Brennan is a former anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She recently misapplied her professors' hard work to Turning Darkness Into Light, a sequel to the Hugo Award-nominated series The Memoirs of Lady Trent. As half of M.A. Carrick, she is also the author of The Mask of Mirrors, first in the Rook and Rose trilogy. For more information, visit swantower.com, Twitter @swan_tower, or her Patreon.
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Marie Brennan A follow-up book to the Memoirs of Lady Trent! It takes place a bit after the time when she wrote her memoirs, and focuses on her granddaughter, black…moreA follow-up book to the Memoirs of Lady Trent! It takes place a bit after the time when she wrote her memoirs, and focuses on her granddaughter, black market antiquities smugglers, and the translation of a lost Draconean epic.(less)
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New Worlds Theory Post: Principles of Magic II

It’s a fifth Friday, which means the New Worlds Patreon pivots to a “theory essay”! We’re (semi-unexpectedly) continuing the “principles that can underlie magic” strand from the last one of these; comment over there.

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“Science is not separate from politics. As much as I would like it to be a pure thing, existing only in some intellectual realm unsullied by human struggle, it will always be entangled with the world we live in.”
Marie Brennan, The Tropic of Serpents

“I sometimes imagine there is a clerk behind a desk situated between the brain and the mouth. It is his job to examine utterances on their way out, and stamp them with approval or send them back for reconsideration. If such a clerk exists, mine must be very harried and overworked; and on occasion he puts his head down on the desk in despair, letting things pass without so much as a second glance.”
Marie Brennan, In the Labyrinth of Drakes

“I believed myself to be ready then; now, with the hindsight brought by greater age, I see myself for the naive and inexperienced young woman I was. We all begin in such a manner, though. There is no quick route to experience.”
Marie Brennan, A Natural History of Dragons

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Marie Brennan Henrik wrote: "I just finished Within the Sanctuary of Wings an hour ago, and - realizing the story is over - I felt I had to thank you for the Memoirs of Lady Trent. I stumbled over Natural History of Dragons qu..."

Thank you so much! There will be another book forthcoming in that world, about Lady Trent's grand-daughter; I am working on it now!


Henrik I just finished Within the Sanctuary of Wings an hour ago, and - realizing the story is over - I felt I had to thank you for the Memoirs of Lady Trent. I stumbled over Natural History of Dragons quite by accident, but the books proved to be a breath of fresh air, and I feel sad known that its over. Still, it was a great experience, one that reinvigorated my own will to write. Thank you for the stories :)


Eileen Thanks so much for adding me...i have quite a few of your books and i cant wait to read them...and when i do you will be the first to know...again thanks for taking the time to add me!


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Marie Brennan Moira wrote: "OMG hello! I bought Midnight for my Kindle, started reading it, and then got the other three books too so I could read them in sequence right away. Plus the novella. Lune is fantastic."

I'm glad to hear it! Hope you enjoy the rest of the series. (There are also some short stories, too, which you can find through my website.)


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Moira OMG hello! I bought Midnight for my Kindle, started reading it, and then got the other three books too so I could read them in sequence right away. Plus the novella. Lune is fantastic.


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