The final installment of Jane Austen’s Dragons is here, and I’m so happy to be giving you my thoughts on the trilogy as a whole. Thank you again so much to Jess @ Audiobookworm Promotions for hosting this series blog tour and for having me included! Be sure to click on the banner for the rest of the schedule, and to see all the other audiobooks that are asking for blog tour hosts! I’m sure you’ll find something you like.
Elizabeth Bennet thought she was prepared to do anything to make the Dragon Conclave accept her beloved young dragon Pemberley into the Blue Order, but she had not anticipated it would leave her banished from her ancestral home and betrothed to none other than Mr. Darcy. But before Elizabeth and Darcy wed, they must find a dangerous rogue dragon before it provokes a war amongst the dragons and brings the fragile peace between dragons and mankind to a catastrophic end.
Nothing written in the annals of dragon lore has prepared Elizabeth to manage a dragon not governed by the Blue Order. Dragons have always loved her, but this one finds her arrogant, selfish and insensitive to others. With only her instincts to guide her, she must convince the rogue of her good intentions before the Blue Order loses patience and decides on more drastic measures.
Called away to the other side of the kingdom, trying to settle the dragons’ unrest, Darcy learns the nature of the force poisoning the rogue dragon against Elizabeth. One nearer and dearer than they could have imagined.
Can Elizabeth and Darcy convince with rogue dragon to cooperate before darker forces turn it against them, without destroying the fragile bonds uniting the couple?
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 said this in the other review and I’m going to say it again: I really appreciate that Grace ended up extending this story into a trilogy rather than keeping it all condensed into one book. I feel like that was a huge advantage to her, and really allowed us to not only get the feel of the classic novel by Austen, but feel her own spin on the story. Which I personally feel like it made it that much more enjoyable for me, coming from someone who still hasn’t read the original Austen novel and probably won’t for a long time.
In this case, we have Darcy and Elizabeth trying to find out where Wickham took Lydia. Now that I think about it, I feel like the original storyline really should have been split into three parts, and this feels like the third act of a play or something. So yeah, it only makes sense that this would be where we need to be for the third novel. Can I just say that in every single adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, even if there’s dragons involved, Wickham is the freaking worst? I know he’s supposed to be, but seriously. I have never liked him or how “smooth” he likes to come across and how he was able to trick people into thinking he was a good guy.
Anyway, I am also glad that the romance of the novel isn’t at the forefront in this one, because this one is more dramatic and Elizabeth and Darcy need to find Lydia before something bad happens. Because we know that Wickham is going to do something terrible to get back at both Elizabeth and Darcy at this point. So I would say that a lot of the action is going to be pretty crazy in this one, especially with the dragons in play.
I am so glad that Fife was able to continue being the narrator for this series, and I think that he was a great person to do this. I am pretty sure that I said this before, but I really think that Fife did a great job, especially with the dragons.