Jane Austen's Dragons by Maria Grace
This delightful Pride and Prejudice variation is sure to bring smiles - and grimaces - at all the right places.
I have loved Jane Austen since I was first introduced to the BBC 6-hour production nearly 20 years ago. It gives me unspeakable pleasure in now being able to provide a voice to Mr.'s Bennet, Darcy, Bingley & Collins, as well as Jane & Lizzy. And probably even more delight to be able to voice the grumpy old Longbourn. Who doesn't want to voice a cantankerous Wyvern? But to be able to voice Longbourn, AND Lizzy, AND Darcy in the same scene?
Even Austen purists will be hard pressed to put down Jane Austen's Dragons if they give it a fair shot.
Though a warning - It takes the 3 initial books to cover the same time period covered in Austen's original. That's what happens when you insert an additional plot.
Pemberly and Longbourn Netherfield are available for purchase on Audible & iTunes. Books 4 (A Proper Introduction to Dragons) & 5 (Starting a NEW PLOT - The Dragons of Kellynch) will be available later this spring & Summer!
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If you missed the audiobook tour we did for this series at the beginning of february, make sure you click here & get some of the best inside material on the making of Jane Austen's dragons - Extensive interviews from Maria Grace and Me. My very favorite was from JorielovesAStory.com.
And now Finally available in Audio - The next phase of Maria's Brilliant Jane Austen's Dragons series - This time based on Persuasion!
The Dragons of Kellynch (Book 5)
One would think Anne Elliot, a baronet’s daughter, would find the marriage mart far easier to navigate than a more ordinary woman. One would be wrong.
After refusing a poor, but otherwise perfect sailor, on the advice of her friend Lady Russell, Anne finds an unhappy choice before her: marry deathly dull Charles Musgrove or hope against hope that another suitable proposal might come her way before she becomes a spinster on the shelf.
Anne’s disgracefully independent choice to refuse Charles’ offer turns her world entirely arsey-varsey and not in the expected turned upside down sort of way. She begins to see things...hear things...things like dragons.
And once one sees dragons, one talks to them. And when one talks to them, nothing is ever the same again.
Must a young lady marry well if she hears dragons?
And for those of you who have been waiting... The Darcy's & Pemberly are back in:
Keeping a hibernating dragon should have been a simple thing.
Should have been, but it was not. Apparently, nothing involving dragons was ever simple, at least not for Anne Elliot, junior keeper to dragon Kellynch.
With the estate in debt, Anne’s father in denial, and the dragon’s treasure missing, Kellynch’s awakening is shaping up to be nothing short of catastrophe. Not to mention, there was the pesky matter of her own broken heart and resentment against the old friend who had caused it.
Captain Frederick Wentworth had spent his life making something of himself in the navy. With the war that kept him employed at an end and a small fortune in prize money, he found himself beached and at loose ends. What was he to do with himself now - take a wife like Laconia, his dragon friend, insisted? Not when none compared to the woman who had broken his heart.
Working as an agent of the Blue Order, managing dragon matters across England, seemed a much better alternative. At least until investigating one such matter sent him directly in the path of Anne Elliot, the woman who had ruined him for all others.
Now a royal dragon rages, a sleeping dragon lurks, and too many treasures have gone missing. Can Anne and Wentworth lay aside resentment, pride, and heartbreak to prevent Kellynch’s awakening from ending in bloodshed - or worse?