Natalie. I would have preferred to delay my promise to Lord Hilford, but if I was to leave in two weeks, I simply could not spare the time. “Thank you,” I said, distracted, and went upstairs.I quite enjoyed the first in this series (nominated en bloc for the 2018 Hugo) when I read it, but was rather less wowed by the second installment and will skip the rest. Our plucky hero, in a parallel Victorian era England, goes to her world's version Africa for adventures and dragons. You can get it here.
This was my top unread book acquired in 2018. Next on that list is Greybeard, by Brian Aldiss.