Marie Brennan

Stephen
7,852 books | 2,962 friends

Dyuthi
1,212 books | 52 friends

Deborah...
2,263 books | 353 friends

Hugh Bl...
168 books | 37 friends

Anna RB...
4,312 books | 1,713 friends

Lillian...
406 books | 19 friends

W. Tink...
1,295 books | 374 friends

Iori
3,849 books | 117 friends

More friends…

Marie Brennan

Goodreads Author


Born
The United States
Website

Genre

Influences
Diana Wynne Jones, Dorothy Dunnett

Member Since
June 2010


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.
...more

To ask Marie Brennan questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

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)
Marie Brennan Five! The third, VOYAGE OF THE BASILISK, is out next month, and I'm revising the fourth right now.
Average rating: 3.95 · 62,455 ratings · 8,594 reviews · 138 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Natural History of Dragon...

3.81 avg rating — 24,513 ratings — published 2013 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Tropic of Serpents (The...

4.04 avg rating — 8,153 ratings — published 2014 — 24 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Voyage of the Basilisk ...

4.19 avg rating — 5,839 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
In the Labyrinth of Drakes ...

4.39 avg rating — 4,579 ratings — published 2016 — 19 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Within the Sanctuary of Win...

4.40 avg rating — 3,667 ratings — published 2017 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Warrior (Doppelganger, #1)

3.87 avg rating — 3,046 ratings — published 2006 — 18 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Witch (Doppelganger, #2)

3.97 avg rating — 2,205 ratings — published 2006 — 17 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Midnight Never Come (Onyx C...

3.52 avg rating — 2,020 ratings — published 2008 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Turning Darkness Into Light

4.24 avg rating — 1,021 ratings — published 2019 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
From the Editorial Page of ...

4.10 avg rating — 783 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Marie Brennan…

New Worlds: Corporal Punishment

“Spare the rod, spoil the child” — or for that matter, the criminal. The New Worlds Patreon tour of punishments takes a look at those inflicted on the body. Comment over there!


The post New Worlds: Corporal Punishment appeared first on Swan Tower.

Read more of this blog post »
 •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on September 18, 2020 10:00
A Natural History of Dragons The Tropic of Serpents The Voyage of the Basilisk In the Labyrinth of Drakes Within the Sanctuary of Wings
(5 books)
by
4.00 avg rating — 47,608 ratings

Warrior Witch
(2 books)
by
3.91 avg rating — 5,346 ratings

Midnight Never Come In Ashes Lie A Star Shall Fall With Fate Conspire
(4 books)
by
3.61 avg rating — 3,328 ratings

Cold-Forged Flame Lightning in the Blood
(2 books)
by
3.65 avg rating — 903 ratings

Lies and Prophecy Chains and Memory
(2 books)
by
3.73 avg rating — 266 ratings

More series by Marie Brennan…

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Marie’s Recent Updates

Marie Brennan wrote a new blog post

New Worlds: Corporal Punishment

“Spare the rod, spoil the child” — or for that matter, the criminal. The New Worlds Patreon tour of punishments takes a look at those inflicted on the Read more of this blog post »
Marie Brennan made a comment on Okonomi-chahan
" Alas, there are infants with a higher spice tolerance than me. :-) But yeah, being able to use up random vegetables is very much part of the appeal he ...more "
" Oh, the Met did those, too -- there was a week where they did the whole of the Ring Cycle. My sister put those in on the background while she did work ...more "
" I'd had The Hollow Crown on my list of things to watch a while ago, but had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! "
" Bob wrote: "Fascinating concept. As a former chair and associate dean plus director of IU's teaching academy, - sorry for the title dropping - from wh ...more "
Marie Brennan made a comment on Forgotten fruits
" Sharon wrote: "I was chatting to a friend this evening and she had a healthy crop of medlar this year, six pounds off a small tree but only three quin ...more "
Marie Brennan wants to read
The Mask of Mirrors by M.A. Carrick
Rate this book
Clear rating
Marie Brennan is now following
19457338
Marie Brennan rated a book did not like it
The Writing in the Stone by Irving Finkel
Rate this book
Clear rating
I'd really enjoyed Dr. Finkel's Youtube videos about cuneiform studies and related topics, and was eager to pick up this book. And for most of the way through it was fine -- not brilliant, but I probably would have rated it three stars.

Then, in the s
...more
More of Marie's books…
“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

Polls

111811
Which Short Story, Anthology or Collection would you like to discuss together in the group in January?

 
  3 votes, 60.0%

 
  2 votes, 40.0%

More...
4170 The Sword and Laser — 23104 members — last activity 2 hours, 2 min ago
Online discussion forum for the Sword and Laser podcast and monthly book club pick. Subscribe to the audio podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podca ...more



Comments (showing 1-5)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 5: by Marie

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!


message 2: by Marie

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.)


message 1: by Moira

Moira Russell 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.


back to top