All art by Todd Lockwood

The final book in Marie Brennan’s epic Lady Trent Memoirs series, Within the Sanctuary of Wings, is out this week, and we’ve got a sneak peek at Todd Lockwood’s gorgeous illustrations. One word: DRAGONS! (Other stuff happens in the book, too, but... dragons!)

First, here’s a description of what Lady Isabella Trent will be up to as part of her fifth and final adventure:

After nearly five decades (and, indeed, the same number of volumes), one might think they were well-acquainted with the Lady Isabella Trent—dragon naturalist, scandalous explorer, and perhaps as infamous for her company and feats of daring as she is famous for her discoveries and additions to the scientific field.

And yet—after her initial adventure in the mountains of Vystrana, and her exploits in the depths of war-torn Eriga, to the high seas aboard the Basilisk, and then to the inhospitable deserts of Akhia—the Lady Trent has captivated hearts along with fierce minds. This concluding volume will finally reveal the truths behind her most notorious adventure—scaling the tallest peak in the world, buried behind the territory of Scirland’s enemies—and what she discovered there, within the Sanctuary of Wings.

And a sampling of the stunning art by Todd Lockwood (that’s the Within the Sanctuary of Wings book cover you see at the top of this post):

“Thiu Phim-Lat”
“Caeligers”
“A Mrtyahaiman Mew”
“The Col”
“The Frozen Draconean”
“My Three Saviours”
“HIbernation”
“The Downfall”
“Blessing the Emperor”
“The Memoirist”

Marie Brennan’s Within the Sanctuary of Wings: A Memoir by Lady Trent is out Tuesday, April 25.