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Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elle Katharine White

Narrated By: Billie Fulford-Brown

Publisher: Novel Audio

Date: February 2017

Duration: 10 hours 51 minutes


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 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.


  • CT B

    I’m a P&P fan and this was one of the reasons why I was so intrigued by this book, but I found myself unable to fall into this story in the way that I had expected. It started out so well for me with talking dragons, Hobgoblins, and dragon riders. However, when I found myself getting towards the center of this storyline I started to lose interest. It became very flat and dry and the time it took to get from the middle to the end felt 10 times as longer as it did to get from the beginning to the middle. What was missing the most was a real emotional attachment for the characters and depth of those characters for me. I even tried listening to it on audio thinking that this would add a little depth with hearing the accents and rise and falls of the characters reactions and responses in a real time feel, but it felt just as flat