Turning Darkness Into Light

Marie Brennan’s Turning Darkness Into Light is a delightful fantasy of manners, the heir to the award-winning Natural History of Dragons series, a perfect stepping stone into an alternate Victorian-esque fantasy landscape.

As the renowned granddaughter of Isabella Camherst (Lady Trent, of the riveting and daring Draconic adventure memoirs) Audrey Camherst has always known she, too, would want to make her scholarly mark upon a chosen field of study.

When Lord Gleinheigh recruits Audrey to decipher a series of ancient tablets holding the secrets of the ancient Draconean civilization, she has no idea that her research will plunge her into an intricate conspiracy, one meant to incite rebellion and invoke war. Alongside dearest childhood friend and fellow archeologist Kudshayn, must find proof of the conspiracy before it’s too late.


“TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT works beautifully as a standalone novel for newcomers to her elaborate, dragon-centric world.”


“[TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT] will appeal greatly to readers who love science and the simple pleasures of discovery and learning.”


“Like the related series, TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is perfect for those readers who ap­preciate a light touch, thoughtful characters, and antagonists who almost but not quite topple into one-dimensional props in a melodrama.”


“TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT stands very well on its own and is a great introduction to the series for new readers.”

The Arched Doorway

“A creative, new book that highlights just how intertwined and important history and storytelling are.”

The Library Ladies

“The intricate use of language makes TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT immersive, fantastical and a credit to the skills and knowledge of Marie Brennan.”

Rachel Read It

“The writing is expertly done, the characters are multi-faceted, and the mythology is enthralling.”

Realms and Robots

“TURNING DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is a fascinating read that immerses you in a world of conspiracy, high stakes, and danger.”

Utopia State of Mind

“A creative, new book that highlights just how intertwined and important history and storytelling are.”

Breathes Books