Adult Audiobook Review: Longbourn: Dragon Entail (Jane Austen’s Dragons #2) by Maria Grace

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by Maria Grace
Adult Audiobook Review:  Longbourn: Dragon Entail (Jane Austen’s Dragons #2) by Maria GraceLongbourn: Dragon Entail: A Pride and Prejudice Variation Series: Jane Austen’s Dragons #2
Published by White Soup Press on April 23, 2017
Source: Audible
Genres: Fiction / Fantasy / Historical, Fiction / Romance / General
Pages: 392
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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 Longboun'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.


The continuation of The Jane Austen Dragon series continues in book two with the issue of a baby dragon missing Elizabeth dearly. Pemberly is so heartbroken he is stressed out and is in poor health. Elizabeth continues to be trapped by her duties as Longburn’s keeper and his determination that she must marry Collins. Collins being dragon deaf offends the dragons that he doesn’t know are dragons.
All of this sets us up for a few plot lines that are all solved mainly by the time we get to the end of this book but fear not, their more story to be told. Mrs. Grace mingles the fantasy world of dragons with the classic pride and prejudice that it is hard to believe this isn’t how the original went.
I especially enjoy listening to this as an audiobook as the narrator does a great job of having unique tones and ways of sharing each dragon in the tale.


About Maria Grace

Six time BRAG Medallion Honoree, #1 Best-selling Historical Fantasy author Maria Grace has her PhD in Educational Psychology and is a 16-year veteran of the university classroom where she taught courses in human growth and development, learning, test development and counseling. None of which have anything to do with her undergraduate studies in economics/sociology/managerial studies/behavior sciences.

She pretends to be a mild-mannered writer/cat-lady, but most of her vacations require helmets and waivers or historical costumes, usually not at the same time.

She writes gas lamp fantasy, historical romance and non-fiction to help justify her research addiction.