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Longbourn: Dragon Entail
by Maria Grace
Narrator: Benjamin Fife
Series: Jane Austen’s Dragons #2
Publisher: Maria Grace
Release Date: December 4, 2018
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Darcy thought his problems were over when Pemberley hatched and successfully imprinted on humans. But baby dragons prove far more difficult than any dragon lore prepared him for. Only Elizabeth Bennet’s notes offer him any help. When his imperious Aunt Catherine takes matters into her own hands, things take a turn for the worse and Pemberley’s life hangs in the balance. He desperately needs more of Elizabeth’s help, but she ignores all of his requests.
Elizabeth, though, has problems of her own. After the Bennet family dragon sent Pemberley away, life at Longbourn was supposed to return to normal and Elizabeth get on with the all-important business of marrying the heir to her father’s estate. Except that he is the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry – a bumbling, addle-pated dragon-hater who demands she gives up the dragons she lives for.
Can she, with the help of her dragon friends, find her way back to Pemberley before they both suffer their fate from the Dragon Entail?
Jane Austen meets Anne McCaffrey’s Dragon Riders of Pern. A must-listen for Pern fans.
Check out the author & narrator bios in my previous post here.
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Maria Grace. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
I personally like that I basically got an extended version of Pride and Prejudice so I could understand what the heck was going on in this story. I remember this part in the movies, where Elizabeth basically has to marry her cousin – Mr. Collins, right? – and she definitely doesn’t want to marry him because he’s totally not her type. Plus, hello? That’s technically her cousin, right?
Anyway, I also like that this one had the supernatural element to it, because I liked that we had another reason to not like Mr. Collins, basically because he’s dragon deaf and a dragon hater and we do not like dragon haters. We definitely don’t. Also, I feel the “pining” for someone that understands her more than Mr. Collins, and it doesn’t help that her family dragon Longbourn is wanting her to marry Mr. Collins too. And her father. Like, those are the two males in her family that are supposed to be on her side, but maybe they want what’s best for her and that’s what it means in this time of the world.
So of course I wouldn’t even be mad at Elizabeth for feeling like she has no say in the direction that her life goes, because taking a look at the kind of time period she lives in, she’s probably right for the most part.
Besides all that, I was again really glad that Grace was able to extend the story of Pride & Prejudice, rather than putting it all in one novel and shortening some of the story line in order to keep it at a reasonable length. I know that some people probably wouldn’t care about making it super long, but I think that her splitting it up into three novels makes it work so much better in the end.
I am excited to see how this all ends, especially with the dragons involved.