England is overrun by dragons of all shapes and sizes. Most people are blissfully unaware of them and the Pendragon Treaty that keeps the peace between human and dragon kind. Only those born with preternatural hearing, like Fitzwilliam Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet are able to hear and converse with dragonkind.
When the first firedrake egg laid in a century is stolen from Pemberley, the fragile dragon peace teeters on collapse. Darcy has no choice but to chase down the thief, a journey that leads him to quaint market town of Meryton and fellow Dragon Keeper, Elizabeth Bennet.
Elizabeth shares a unique bond with dragons, stronger than anything Darcy has ever experienced. More than that, her vast experience and knowledge of dragon lore may be the key to uncovering the lost egg. . But Elizabeth can’t stand Darcy’s arrogance and doesn’t trust him to care properly for a precious baby firedrake. After all, he already lost the egg once. What’s to prevent it from happening again?
Can he win her trust and recover the stolen egg before it hatches and sends England spiraling back into the Dark Ages of Dragon War?
About the Author
Though Maria Grace has been writing fiction since she was ten years old, those early efforts happily reside in a file drawer and are unlikely to see the light of day again, for which many are grateful. After penning five file-drawer novels in high school, she took a break from writing to pursue college and earn her doctorate in Educational Psychology. After 16 years of university teaching, she returned to her first love, fiction writing.
She has one husband, two graduate degrees and two black belts, three sons, four undergraduate majors, five nieces, six more novels in draft form, waiting for editing, seven published novels, sewn eight Regency era costumes, shared her life with nine cats through the years and tries to run at least ten miles a week.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Pemberley: Mr. Darcy's Dragon is the first book in a new series called Jane Austen's Dragons. It is an amazing re-telling of Pride & Prejudice, and the author has stayed true to the original characters and their foibles, for example Mrs Bennet and her nerves. However, added to the original story are dragons, of all shapes and sizes, and temperaments to match. From Fairy Dragons, Cockatrices, and Vikontes, they are all here for your delectation. The dragons are all delightful, well-rounded, and charismatic characters. Pemberley doesn't actually make an appearance until towards the end of the book, but she is worth waiting for, trust me. The angst is well written, especially between Elizabeth, Longbourn, and her duties as a Dragon Keeper. Whether you know the original story or not, this book was an absolute delight to read. To have the tale told in such a way that makes it seem fresh and intriguing, is simply superb. I know that in the original it is Elizabeth and Darcy (obviously) who end up together, not Collins. However, this book is so well written that I am desperately hoping that the same remains true, but there is still doubt in my mind. This makes it exciting to read as even though I know the original, this author is making it new for me once again. With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this book is exceptionally well written, and highly recommended by me. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!