The brilliant second book in the Lady Trent series
This is the second book in the Lady Trent series and really expands on what we read in the first book, A Natural History of Dragons. Isabella travels to the country of Eriga and meets a wealth of new peoples including the Moulish, who live in the jungle. The descriptions of the people and places are really wonderful, and Marie Brennan creates a very engaging and immersive world. There is also great discussion of gender roles and issues, and how Isabella copes with these - she proves to be a wonderful feminist. I really enjoyed The Tropic of Serpents and if you liked A Natural History of Dragons then I'm sure you will too.