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Heartstone 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

  • Title: Heartstone
  • Author: Elle Katharine White
  • ISBN: 9780062451941
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 ManA 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 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.

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    1. I have a small bit of "love/hate" for this book. Because, like DRAGONS. And they did the dragons so so well that I'm not only impressed, I'm a huge fan! We have dragon riders and battles and they kill evil monsters and like yaaaas. THIS IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF DRAGON STORY I WANT IN MY LIFE. But. Haha. The middle was so insufferably boring and a dead mushroom has more personality than Aliza. So. Those are rather large drawbacks.Okay and I confess! I've never read Pride and Prejudice. This is most [...]

    2. It's a Pride & Prejudice retelling with DRAGONRIDERS. I remember being excited about this one last year and then somehow forgot about its release. So I'm super glad I remembered because that was totally brilliant and everything I never knew I needed in a P&P retelling. It kept the heart of the story but made some pretty clever changes. I don't even know how to explain how epic the last 1/3 was if you like dragon battles + Mr. Darcy then definitely check this one out!

    3. 4.5 stars. Maybe 5 stars. I haven't decided yet. I LOVED this book. =)EDIT: OKAY FIVE STARS IT IS. :D :D :D :D :D :DCheck out a swoony excerpt from the book! While Heartstone is NOT a romance novel, it does feature a lovely and subtle romance. =) Click the graphic below!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Heartstone by Elle Katharine WhitePublisher: Harper VoyagerPublication Date: January 17, 2017Rating: 5 starsSource: eARC from EdelweissSummary (from ):A debut historical fantasy that [...]

    4. Originally reviewed at Bookwraiths.I want to admit up front that I have never, ever read any Jane Austen. How I was able to navigate through four years at a liberal arts university without ever reading this author still amazes me, but I did, without any grand plan by myself to do so. All of which means that when I picked up Heartstone by Elle Katharine White I was experiencing this fantasy retelling of Pride and Prejudice without any real knowledge of the original, which I actually believe helpe [...]

    5. 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum bibliosanctum/2017/02/06/Pride and Prejudice retellings and other Austenesque-inspired stories have traditionally been hit-or-miss with me, but there was something about Heartstone that drew me to it right away. Might it have been the dragons? Okay yeah, it was the dragons.While I’ll be the first to admit I’m no aficionado on the works of Jane Austen, I am familiar enough with Pride and Prejudice to know that Heartstone is actually a pretty faithful renditio [...]

    6. Pride and Prejudice and Dragons!If you are a fellow P&P fan you can imagine the scope of my excitement for this book. And now after I've finished it a couple of hours ago I can finally say that I mostly liked the author's revision of the original story, but it was not enough for me to make me not to return in my head to favorite scenes from P&P while reading Heartstone.Just like in P&P in this book we have a world of high society, ladies and gentlemen and balls, of course. But right [...]

    7. Rating 3.5?This book is a bit difficult for me to review because it had SO MUCH potential, and while it wasn't terrible it certainly could have been better.Dragons & Dragon Riders?Yes, these were great aspects. But I wish they were better explored. Like we did not really get to see as many action-packed battles as I would have liked. We did not even get to see them defeat the creatures they were originally brought to Hart Run's to defeat. The only semi-decent fight we got to see was near the [...]

    8. Pride and Prejudice with dragons.Pride and Prejudice. WITH DRAGONSWITH DRAGONS people! Oh please, please, please let this be as awesome as it sounds!

    9. My love for this book is endless. Eeeeeeeeeendlesssssss, I tell you. (Eta: (March 12th) so endless that I had to read it again and probably will do so again. And soon.)It was actually just last year where I fell in love with Pride &Prejudice, and I admit, while I did like the book, it was the 2005 movie (the one with Keira Knightley!) that totally won me over. Ever since my AP lit teacher showed my class a snippet of the movie, I put that on the moment I got home. I was a goner for the story [...]

    10. “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.”This book… was amazing! I’m going to start by saying that I’m not usually a fan of epic historical fantasy it’s just too much for me to ingest and this cover just screams it with that dragon… but I knew I had to give it a try when I read it was touted as Pride & Prejudice meets dragons, wyverns and warriors! From the very first page I was pulled in [...]

    11. This book isodd. There are talking dragons, "Darcy" has a mohawk neck-braid, "Lizzy" plays with Hobgoblins, and griffons are roasted on the spit. Yet the plot outline follows the BBC Pride and Prejudice miniseries (not the book) so very, very closely. That is not the problem, however. What it is missing is real emotional tension and depth of character. Three generous stars for some unique (albeit strange) ideas and a hearty attempt at a reimagining.

    12. 4.5 rounded up to 5 starsThis is a thoroughly entertaining variation of Pride and Prejudice that very effectively transports the reader to a fantasy world filled with mythical creatures, and there's lots of humor and a touch of mystery thrown in for good measure. I don't usually take note of a cover since I read most of my books on an old ink display kindle, but this one is gorgeous. It seems as though Heartstone has been discovered by fantasy readers but not JAFF readers, so I hope to be like a [...]

    13. Pride and Prejudice is my favourite book and I have a large obsession with dragons so reading a book that combines the two was always going to be a winner in my eyes. So my review might be a bit biased as I went into this book determined to like it.And I did enjoy it. It combined the supernatural world with the ‘regency’ setting well and the author created a believable history for the world she created. The dragons were done soooo well and it was so easy for me to believe that they were a na [...]

    14. so WHOOPS I accidentally read that in one day. This is by no means a perfect book but BOY HOWDY did i love reading it! Ships and humor and dragon riders and beasties and shippity ship and yes, slightly rushed execution and kinda dropped plots but YOU KNOW WHAT if this means a surprise sequel I am heeeere for ittl;dr, it's got some debut growing pains but this book is thoroughly enjoyable, both as a P&P retelling and a high fantasy in its own right. Tbh I think I liked the parts where it diff [...]

    15. DNF Mini review:I had been hearing good things about this book. So I decided to read it. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this. The beginning was really good and so funny! But after that it went downhill. I couldn't even feel the romance. It came out of nowhere. And I was just found myself bored.Still recommend.

    16. When I first heard about this book, I was immediately drawn to it because of the dragons, and because it seemed like a fantasy debut that was worth a read. Once early reviews came out, and I realised it was a Pride & Prejudice retelling too, I immediately preordered it, because anything linked to P&P is right for me.In Heartstone, Aliza Bentaine lives in a Manor with her parents and sisters, and in the recent months, the manor has been attacked by gryphons, and the Lord has no other opti [...]

    17. Очередное ми-ми-ми. Гордость и предубеждение и драконы. Серьезно)) Но только если в версии про зомби я плевалась и возмущалась, то тут наслаждалась, кайфовала и местами восторженно попискивала, привлекая очень много подозрительных взглядов в метро) Сюжет достаточно тесно п [...]

    18. Heartstone was an excellent Pride and Prejudice retelling. It was similar enough that enjoyment of the connections to the source material could be made and different enough to make this something rather original. Heartstone was a very enjoyable read! It was an updated Pride and Prejudice with dragons! We can't forget the dragons.

    19. This is a unique retelling of Pride and Prejudice, with some elements that I really liked and others that didn't quite work. In this story, Aliza Bentaine and her family live in Arle (a map is provided in the front and looks suspiciously similar to England), a land that is populated by humans and several types of mythical creatures. On one side, there are humans, dragons, and wyverns, and on the other there are direwolves, lamias, and other enemies of humankind. Arle is protected by Riders and R [...]

    20. *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Fantasy, Retellings*Rating* 3.5-4*My Thoughts*Elle Katharine White's Heartstone is a story that reimages Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. This is a world where there are two types of beings exist; Tekari, sworn enemies of humans, and Shani, friends of humans. There is something dangerous coming, and nobody quite knows what it wants. Instead of using zombies to tell her story as in Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, White uses a variety of beings from gryphon's, gnom [...]

    21. 4.5 stars, I loved it! Great fantasy, excellent story and dragons, which automatically makes everything better! This was pitched as a "Pride & Prejudice with dragons", which is a lot for any story to stand up to but this one managed incredibly well. While I don't exactly consider it a "retelling" of P&P, the parallels were wonderfully done and made the parts of the story that were all its own just that much more enjoyable! I just read in another review that this is a standalone and that [...]

    22. What made me laugh in a regency setting, was mildly irritating here. I read until the end with a meh feeling. Only after suddenly I realised it's a Jane Austin retelling. Only not as much fun in this contest, nor it had the same consequences. It might have been a very good fantasy if it had gone for its title and promises.

    23. "a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay"Pride & Prejudice dragon style? YES PLEASE!

    24. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a Basia who loves Austen must be in want of a high fantasy retelling.High fantasy is the genre of my heart. It is the genre that always feels like home to me, so when I found out that there was a high fantasy retelling of Pride and Prejudice, you can bet I was all over that faster than you could say, "Darcy." I was admittedly worried going into this; I've been burned by Austen adaptations many times before (Unleashing Mr. Darcy to this day remains the [...]

    25. One of the best Jane Austen retellings I've read. They usually fall so flat and this one actually managed to bring something new to the table. It doesn't capture the wit and social commentary of Pride and Prejudice, but it brings a fun sense of adventure which almost makes up for it. The story beats are the same as P&P with little surprises along the way to keep die hard fans invested.

    26. This book was a surprise. Retelling stories is hard to do. People already have set in their minds how much they like or dislike the original. To beat that mindset is not so easy and let alone, doing it with P&P."A Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay"Heartstone is a Pride and Prejudice retelling only with a twist. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the original Pride and Prejudice. It is my all time favorite book and when I read the blurb for Heartstone I was super excite [...]

    27. When I first started reading this I thought it was just another fantasy of manners (which seems to be growing in popularity lately) but then I realized it was an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and I had a very negative reaction which I couldn't fully explain. But now I think I know what happened. It's that it started out well as an original work. The world, the characters, they are very much their own thing. The parts that didn't work for me at all were the scenes adapted directly from P& [...]

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