Heartstone

Heartstone

by Elle Katharine White

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Heartstone by Elle Katharine White

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062451941
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/17/2017
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 127,434
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

A textbook introvert who likes to throw out the (metaphorical) textbook every once in a while just to see what happens, Elle Katharine White grew up in Buffalo, New York, where she learned valuable life skills such as how to clear a snowy driveway in under twenty minutes and how to cheer for the perennial underdog. When she’s not writing, she spends her time drinking tea, loitering in libraries and secondhand bookshops, and dreaming of world travel. Heartstone is her first novel.

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Heartstone 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gives you the background of pride and prejudice yet still keeping on your toes as events unfold
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would have never thought you could put together Jane Austin and dragons in a single story, but the author has done a very creditable job ! Good characters abs storyline, although using Austin's basis story structure . Very much u an Anne McCaffrey feel to it, which is high praise. Hope she writes more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Quick read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great for Jane Austen fans. Great story line and world building. I would read more by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 2 sittings. Highly reccomended
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked the book. It was a interesting read. Until the line "it's that time of the month." Why????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very enjoyable read!
SunshineQueen More than 1 year ago
This is called a retelling of Pride and Prejudice and I can't argue with that. Only this is the first time I think I've ever enjoyed the retelling more than the original. Like a lot. The world that the author has built is so good that I want to live in it. She writes characters that are diverse, flawed and wonderful. Even the magical creatures have personalities. She writes women of all kinds very well! One of my favorite things is that the author didn't explain everything about this world at the beginning. I lose patience with the set up of novels, when the first third or even half is explaining what everything is. This book starts in the action and all the things that make the world and the story different from the original Pride and Prejudice are shown to you along the way. It made for an exciting read driven by characters you love and the unfolding world around them. I LOVE this book. I can't wait to see what she writes next. I know I'm going to not shut up about this one for a while.
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Fun twist on a familiar classic that is identifiable yet unique... Heartstone By Elle Katharine White Have you ever wished for a little more action in Pride and Prejudice? Well, Heartstone adds a fun fantasy twist that brings dragons, trolls, hobgoblins, gryphons and other fantastical beings into the mix. But all isn't fun and country dances - danger roams the countryside and those ready to wield a sword are called in to protect the local populations. When Merybourne Manor finds itself at the mercy of a hoard of gryphon a band of riders is hired to rid them of this danger. A danger that has already cost Aliza Bentaine the life of her young sister. But this band of riders calls Alastair Daired one of its own - that a dragonrider, one of the Daired of the legendary House Pendragon should be coming to their aid is most unusual. But an even greater danger is threatening - a danger that few can see or sense and fortunately or not Aliza is one who has seen something. And the threat is one of legends. But how can one prepare for a threat when one has only myth and legend and the threats of a Silent King? Unlike the Bennett sisters the Bentaine sisters aren't falling for every man who graces the pages. Yes there are suitable matches that leave all involved quite happy and more than content with the situations in which they find themselves. The characters are easily identifiable with their Pride and Prejudice counterparts yet different - suiting this new world that they call home. As this is a land that is under threat from various powerful creatures there are some deaths to key characters that may surprise some readers but it adds depth to the story. This book is a standalone but if the author could find a way to expand this world to include additional works by Austen or even create a prequel that focused on the history that was hinted at throughout I would find myself first on the pre-order line. This world and the characters caught and held my attention and I had no trouble getting into the story from the first word. I was provided a digital review copy of this book by the publisher with no expectation of a positive review - all opinions expressed are my own. ** I have since purchased a paperback copy of this book so that I could re-read this book again at my leisure. **
ImaginaryReads More than 1 year ago
I wasn't thrilled by how predictable my knowledge of P&P made much of the novel. Furthermore, many of the characters lose opportunity to be more fleshed out given how closely the novel follows the original story. I did love the fantasy elements and wish that more time had been spent building up to the final epic battle (and concluding it). Elle Katherine White has created a compelling world in her debut novel. I am interested in seeing what she sends our way next!
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Heartstone by Elle Katharine White Publisher: Harper Voyager Publication Date: January 17, 2017 Rating: 5 stars Source: eARC from Edelweiss Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: I love Pride and Prejudice, and I love fantasy, so I had high hopes that I would enjoy this book. I'd only seen one other review for the book when I started it, so it was fairly fresh and "untainted" to me. I am so pleased that I LOVED this book! I've been feeling kind of meh about the books I've been reading - they've been good (some were not-so-good), but I haven't felt gushy-passionate about most of them. This book though! This is one to gush about for ages. Aliza Bentaine lives in Merybourne Manor with her three sisters and parents. The Manor has been attacked by gryphons several times recently - including one attack that claimed the life of her youngest sister. Lord Merybourne hires Riders to hunt down the gryphon, and so they arrive. Aliza's older beautiful sister takes a liking to one of the Riders, and that romance blossoms. But one of the Riders, Alastair Daired, is as haughty as he is handsome, and doesn't like anyone. But he's the finest of the Riders, with an impressive lineage and impeccable instincts. The Riders rid Merybourne Manor of the gryphons, but something ancient is awakening. Gryphons at Merybourne Manor were just the start of a war that has been brewing, unbeknownst to all. I. Looooved. This book. I feel like I can't even write a proper review because all I want to do is gush and squeal and direct everyone to Amazon and Barnes and Noble and Chapters Indigo to buy a copy for yourself. This is adult fantasy, with an intense and sweeping story, fascinating world-building, really likable characters, and a swoony, subtle romance. Squee! This is everything I love, all in one package. And with a beautiful cover to boot! Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)