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Heartstone Audiobook

Heartstone

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Publisher's Summary

A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen's beloved Pride & Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms.

They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay - and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters.

Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she's already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again.

Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn't expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, its roots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself, where something old and dreadful slumbers...something far more sinister than gryphons.

It's a war Aliza is ill-prepared to wage, on a battlefield she's never known before: one spanning kingdoms, class lines, and the curious nature of her own heart.

Elle Katharine White infuses elements of Austen's beloved novel with her own brand of magic, crafting a modern epic fantasy that conjures a familiar yet wondrously unique new world.

©2017 Laura Katherine White (P)2017 Novel Audio Inc.

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    I was looking forward to this and I thought it was pretty good. However I found that the middle dragged a bit and the narration seemed a bit off at times.

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    02/03/17
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    "Pride and Prejudice meets dragons"
    Would you listen to Heartstone again? Why?

    Actually, yeah, probably. I've re-read Pride and Prejudice countless times so I could see myself coming back to this, too.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I really liked that this story was SO SIMILAR to P&P as far as the storyline and how it made me feel, but it was also totally it's own book, introducing new elements without tarnishing the original.


    What does Billie Fulford-Brown bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The narrator sounded like she was having a lot of fun with it. She made me think of the movies. Great accent--not too over the top!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Well, I guess it'd be in a similar vein as Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (which I didn't really like, btw). I think the "All's fair in love and dragonfire" is pretty good.


    Any additional comments?

    I was unsure whether I'd like this...I LOVE Jane Austen and I read some fantasy but I don't usually like retellings of her work. I'm so glad I gave it a listen anyways. Totally worth it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Kaja (Of Dragons and Hearts)
    Ljubljana, Slovenia
    06/09/17
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    "Fantastic P&P retelling"

    As a Pride and Prejudice fan who also loves fantasy, this was just the perfect boom for me. At first, I thought it read like a really elaborate fanfic, but it's so much more.

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  • Patiotoole
    Wycombe, PA, United States
    07/08/17
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    "Loved this fantastic 'fantasy' re-imagination of Pride and Prejudice."

    Such a thoroughly enjoyable re-imagination of Pride and Prejudice set in a fantasy world. I think I may have Aliza and Daired even more than Lizzie and Darcy. (Perhaps not but I was thoroughly invested in their story and their world.).

    I must also say that the narration only helped to draw me into the story of Heartstone. Well done in all aspects!

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