Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan read from Of Noble Family and Voyage of the Basilisk

Tue 5/19, 7pm – 8pm
Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan read from their latest novels

Mary Robinette Kowal and Marie Brennan make a joint appearance at Flyleaf to promote their latest novels: Of Noble Family, the final book of the acclaimed Glamourist History series, and Voyage of the Basilisk, the third book in Brennan's Memoires of Lady Trent series. They will appear in costume with light entertainment!

About Of Noble Family: Jane and Vincent have finally gotten some much-needed rest after their adventures in Italy when Vincent receives word that his estranged father has passed away on one of his properties in the West Indies. His brother, who manages the estate, is overwhelmed, and no one else in his family can go. Grudgingly, out of filial duty the couple decide to go. The sea voyage is long and Jane spends enough time unable to perform glamour that towards the end of the trip she discovers that she is with child. They are overjoyed, but when they finally arrive at the estate to complete what they expect to be routine legal tasks, they realize that nearly everything they came expecting to find had been a lie.

About The Voyage of the Basilisk: Six years after her perilous exploits in Eriga, Isabella embarks on her most ambitious expedition yet: a two-year trip around the world to study all manner of dragons in every place they might be found. From feathered serpents sunning themselves in the ruins of a fallen civilization to the mighty sea serpents of the tropics, these creatures are a source of both endless fascination and frequent peril. Accompanying her is not only her young son, Jake, but a chivalrous foreign archaeologist whose interests converge with Isabella's in ways both professional and personal.

Mary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels and a three time Hugo Award winner. Her short fiction appears in Clarkesworld,, and Asimov’s. Mary, a professional puppeteer, lives in Chicago. Visit her online at





Marie Brennan is an anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She is the author of several acclaimed fantasy novels including "A Natural History of Dragons; "The Onyx Court Series: "Midnight Never Come, In Ashes Lie, A Star Shall Fall, "and "With Fate Conspire; Warrior; "and" Witch. "Her short stories have appeared in more than a dozen print and online publications.





Event date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514