The Tropic of Serpents (Paperback, 2015, Tor Books) 4 stars

"Attentive readers of Lady Trent's earlier memoir, A Natural History of Dragons, are already familiar …

Series is growing on me

4 stars

I enjoyed this more than the first book in the series. The political / cultural intrigue seems to have a bit more depth, perhaps because the main character is maturing a bit. The setting is essentially Colonial era (19th century?) Europe + Africa. (with dragons). I'm not sure why all the countries and institutions are renamed, it doesn't seem necessary.