Author: Ellen Katharine White
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings
Published: by Harper Voyager on January 17th, 2017
‘A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride and 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.’
Why I’m waiting: an epic fantasy retelling of Pride and Prejudice? With dragons?? YES PLEASE! This book sounds absolutely amazing! Small confession, though: I almost skipped this book while scrolling through a list of 2017-releases because I don’t really like the cover. What do people say, again? Don’t judge a book by it’s cover? That’s the obvious case here, for me. But I won’t make that same mistake twice. (Okay, I probably will.)
However, besides all the amazing stuff (again, DRAGONS AND PRIDE&PREJUDICE), there’s a small downside to this book: how am I supposed to wait until 2017?? I NEED THIS NOW. Please.
What book are you waiting on?