Marie Brennan and Todd Lockwood
Within the Sanctuary of Wings and The Summer Dragon TOR
Thursday • May 11 • 7pm
U District store
Discussion & Book Signing
Here, there be dragons.
Within the Sanctuary of Wings is the thoroughly absorbing conclusion to Marie Brennan's thrilling Lady Trent Memoirs. After dragon naturalist and scandalous explorer Lady Isabella Trent hears about the discovery of dragon remains of an unknown and possibly extinct type preserved in the ice atop Yelangs loftiest peaks she naturally organizes an expedition to investigate despite geopolitical complications. An adventure that is part exploration, part dragonology, part political conundrum awaits that will tax Isabella physically and mentally as never before.
Acclaimed illustrator Todd Lockwood brings his debut novel, trilogy opener The Summer Dragon. Maia is the youngest daughter of a proud dragon-breeding family, but her peaceful life is shattered by the appearance of the Summer Dragon, an omen of change. The omen sends Maia on a journey to save her village and country from malevolent invaders whose hideous necromantic experiments threaten everything she loves. But the knowledge she uncovers about her homeland's past could send the nation into war with itself.
Join us for a discussion with two fantastic authors!
Marie Brennan is an anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She most recently misapplied her professors' hard work to the Onyx Court historical fantasy series (Midnight Never Come, In Ashes Lie, A Star Shall Fall, and With Fate Conspire). She is also the author of the doppelanger duology of Warrior and Witch, the urban fantasy Lies and Prophecy, the upcoming adventure A Natural History of Dragons, and more than forty short stories.
When she's not obsessing over historical details too minute for anybody but her to care about, she practices shorin-ryu karate and pretends to be other people in role-playing games (which sometimes find their way into her writing).
Todd Lockwood is an award-winning illustrator who has just finished his first book, The Summer Dragon. He graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art in 1981. He spent the next fifteen years toiling in relative obscurity in the world of advertising, painting beer cans, satellite dishes and other mind-numbingly boring things before getting a staff position at TSR, the makers of the popular role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Over the next seven years, Todd built up an impressive body of fantasy images, and helped to redefine the look of Dungeons and Dragons for the Third Edition release. His work has been honored with multiple appearances in Spectrum annuals (including a silver medal), the Communication Arts Illustration Annual, thirteen Chesley Awards, two World Fantasy Art Show awards and numerous industry awards. He now freelances from his home in Washington State, doing the fun stuff, with fans all over the planet.
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