“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
January 17th, 2017
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.***
I just heard about this one for the first time last week and was sold as soon as I read Pride and Prejudice and dragons! It sounds amazing!
Me too! All it took was “Pride and Prejudice AND DRAGONS” and I was in love 🙂
Yesssss, this was my WoW last week! It sounds so amazing, I can’t wait to read this one! Hopefully we both love it ^_^
Brittany @ Brittany’s Book Rambles
I only discovered it last week, but it sounds SOO GOOD! I also hope it’ll live up to both our expectations 🙂
I’ve seen one REALLY POSITIVE review for this one, so I’m soooooooo excited too!!!!! Although, even if reviews were bad, who can pass up Pride and Prejudice with DRAGONS?!?!?!?!?!
That’s a great sign that it already has a positive review! But you’re right, even with bad reviews I’d still NEED to read this because P&P AND DRAGONS 😉
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.??
Yes, the EXCITEMENT IS REAL! I think I discovered this book on one of your posts last week and I was immediately like ” Pride and Prejudice? DRAGONS? YAAS!” 🙂