Heartstone by Elle Katharine White {Waiting on Wednesday}

“Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

My pick for this week: Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

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Expected publication:

January 17th, 2017

Goodreads link

What it’s about:

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 am waiting for this release:

It’s a Pride and Prejudice retelling WITH DRAGONS! And Wyverns. And mythical monsters such as gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms. AND DRAGONS! ***Cue heavy breathing.***

What book release are you eagerly anticipating?

8 thoughts on “Heartstone by Elle Katharine White {Waiting on Wednesday}

  1. Cait says:

    I’M SO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE I CAN SCARCELY BREATH. AHHHHH! *flails* Dragons are like my favourite thing of ever and I love the cover so much. January come faster.??

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