Another day, a new book, and a new dragon – Netherfield! He’s stirring the pot, with a little help from Lydia and Wickham. They’re just as self-centered and wicked as they were when Jane Austen created the original P&P. The difference - this time Darcy and Elizabeth must rescue them, plus a dragon or two.
Elizabeth Bennet, Dragon Keeper, accidental guardian of Pemberley the young firedrake, and even more accidentally betrothed of one Fitzwilliam Darcy, would beg to disagree. Banished from her home, her marriage indefinitely delayed, and desperate to secure Pemberley’s future, Elizabeth must tame a rogue dragon who is determined that she is the last Dragon Keeper in the world whom he would ever accept.
Darcy cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which upended every expectation he had for his future. That is not to say this particular future with Elizabeth is unwelcome. But he never expected for that future to be stayed whilst he was called so very far away from her, caught in the middle of keeping the fragile peace between dragons and humans. Darcy discovers a treacherous plot against Elizabeth. More shocking, the heart of the conspiracy beats in someone very near and dear to her.
With war on the horizon, time is running out for Elizabeth and Darcy to save the dragons and any hope of a future together. Meryton meets Pern in a fantastical regency romp bound to delight readers of Jane Austen and Anne McCaffrey alike.
Started 10/12 Finished 10/14
It took me a week to finish Pemberley, but I’m already 84% of the way through Longbourn. I love travel days & reading!
What amazes me is how the author changed a few minor details to make the plot work with dragons. Would you believe Mary is closer to Elizabeth than Jane? Or that Mr. Bennett values the family dragon more than Elizabeth? But don’t worry! Lady Catherine is up to her usual tricks, and Elizabeth and Darcy don’t disappoint as they find their way toward the altar.
A dragon’s imagination is very rapid. It jumps from separation to anxiety, and anxiety to wreaking havoc.
Fitzwilliam Darcy finds caring for a baby dragon more of a fraught guardianship than anticipated. Little Pemberley may have survived a perilous hatching and still successfully imprinted on humans, but she’s pining for one particular human to the point she is fast becoming a danger to herself and others.
Elizabeth Bennet may yearn for baby Pemberley, but she has her own share of misfortunes to manage. Her cousin Mr. Collins, heir to the Longbourn entail, has decided that marrying her will add very greatly to his future happiness. While the estate dragon agrees--and insists she accept him--Elizabeth and the rest of Longbourn's dragons insist he is the last man in the world whom she could ever be prevailed on to marry--a better dragon's dinner than a husband.
It’s disappointment and spleen all around as Lady Catherine de Bourgh involves herself in the affair after hearing reports of a most alarming nature. There are few people in England besides herself who could make things worse. In that, Lady Catherine is a true proficient. Baby Pemberley’s fate is caught in a deadly tangle of families and fortunes, forcing Darcy and Elizabeth to take the biggest gamble of their lives to win or lose it all. Jane Austen meets Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern. A must read for Pern fans. Book 2 in the Jane Austen's Dragons series.
Started 10/6 Finished 10/12
I read about 60% of this book by the 7th. Today’s the 9th, and I’ve only edged forward a few pages. I’m looking forward to finishing it on the 11th . . . when I’m back on the road again.
I’ve read Pemberley before, and I bought the next two books in this series. I almost didn’t try it. I’ve read a lot of Pride & Prejudice variations, but I refused to open P&P with Zombies. No way, but I was curious how someone would combine Mr. Darcy, dragons, and Elizabeth.
I was pleasantly surprised! Elizabeth and Darcy were true to Jane Austen’s original story, and I liked how the dragons fit into that plot. Pemberley was well done. No wonder it’s the first book in a series of eight.
England is overrun by dragons of all shapes and sizes. Most people are blissfully unaware of them and the Pendragon Treaty that keeps the peace between human and dragon kind. Only those born with preternatural hearing, like Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are able to hear and converse with dragonkind. When the first firedrake egg laid in a century is stolen from Pemberley, the fragile dragon peace teeters on collapse. Darcy has no choice but to chase down the thief, a journey that leads him to quaint market town of Meryton and fellow Dragon Keeper, Elizabeth Bennet. Elizabeth shares a unique bond with dragons, stronger than anything Darcy has ever experienced. More than that, her vast experience and knowledge of dragon lore may be the key to uncovering the lost egg. But Elizabeth can’t stand Darcy’s arrogance and doesn’t trust him to care properly for a precious baby firedrake. After all, he already lost the egg once. What’s to prevent it from happening again? Can he win her trust and recover the stolen egg before it hatches and sends England spiraling back into the Dark Ages of Dragon War?
Me as a Reader – This is how I read for fun – with my kindle. I’m usually somewhere in my house, curled up on a comfy couch or chair.
I’d rather have a kindle than a real book. I have 297 books on mine. They don’t take up space, and I don’t need to dust them. I don’t need a book mark because I never lose my place. If food drips on it, I wipe it right off. No stain! It’s perfect!
I usually get to read in bits of time here and there., but this week I’m traveling. My husband loves to drive so I get HUGE chunks of time to read. Yesterday I read a book in ONE day. I haven’t done that in like, forever! It was lovely! I dove into the story and followed it all the way to the end. There wasn’t anything to interrupt me. It’s a luxury I don’t often have – so I’m enjoying every minute – while it lasts!
PS – I got to read 58% of my new book today, but we arrived at our destination. Tomorrow I’ll be back to bits and pieces again, but everything is good in moderation. Even books!
Started 10/5 Finished 10/6
This book is almost a month old. It came out September 8th. I’ve never read it before, but I’ve read the first 4 books in the series. I preordered this one and started it yesterday. It’s a fast read! I just finished it today!
I knew this book would be Jamie’s story. From the beginning there’s been a mystery – what happened to him. By the 2nd or 3rd book I discovered Jamie was a her, that she was married to Kieran MacTavish, that there was a horrible accident with the ship, and that everyone believed Jamie was dead. Now I know the back story Nicole wove through these 5 books. It’s been like following a trail of bread crumbs . . . To a final satisfying ending!
Miss Eilidh Fyffe always assumed her life would follow a predictable pattern—meet a charming man, fall in love, marry, and live happily ever after. But when an accident damages her memory, she is left with only questions. Has she already fallen in love and married? If only she could remember . . .
Master Kieran MacTavish has spent six years searching for his lost wife. But, turns out, finding Eilidh alive is only the beginning of the battle. She has no memory of him—no recollection of their courtship, love, or handfasting. Refusing to be discouraged, Kieran relishes the chance to make Eilidh fall for him all over again. Surely he can rekindle the flame of their love.
But the intervening years have changed them both. Eilidh is crippled by grief—the deaths of her father, her younger brother, Jamie, and others overwhelm her. And the more Kieran comes to know this new Eilidh, the more he is haunted by the woman she once was. Throughout it all, one question looms large—Is your love still your love if the person they once were no longer exists?
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!