I am studying and finding many parallels between dragons, now extinct, and modern day species. Of course it was the Sparklings that originally caught Lady Trent’s interest as a child, but it was a swift and sure transition to dragons as she furthered into adulthood and her scientific travels and investigations.

As I make my way through Trent’s treatises I share her findings with my husband. Sharing knowledge and discoveries are mainstays in our household.

Most recently Peter was talking about this or that insect and I brought up Sparklings. He sat stunned – speechless.

I explained to him how Sparklings were once believed to have been insects but actually, in fact, had been discovered to be an ancient ancestor of dragons – not unlike chickens to dinosaurs – or is that the other way around?

Anyway – for once Peter could not add to the conversation. He sat there –