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Marie Brennan is the author of the Doppelganger, Onyx Court, Wilders, and Memoirs of Lady Trent series of fantasy novels. Sign up for her newsletter here!

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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 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.


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