Calling all fans of dragons and Jane Austen! Do not miss out on this fantastic debut novel that reimagines Pride and Prejudice in a dangerous world filled with supernatural characters. In White’s version of this timeless tale, various kingdoms are under attack from gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees and more. It is up to the elite Dragon Riders to keep these monsters at bay. While White stays faithful to most of the classic story’s plot elements, she adds her own twists and turns as Aliza Bentaine’s world grows ever more dangerous. Definitely an author to watch!
Strong-minded Aliza Bentaine has already lost one of her younger sisters to a deadly gryphon attack, so she is relieved when several dragonriders arrive at Merybourne Manor. However, the haughty but handsome Alastair Daired immediately gets Aliza’s hackles up. Aliza’s sister Anjey is immediately taken with dragonrider Master Brysney, which makes their mother hopeful. But romantic dreams must take a back seat as an ancient and dreadful evil is rising from its slumber. Aliza is ill-prepared for the dangerous battlefield she is about to be thrust onto, but for all their sakes, she must rise to the occasion. (HARPER VOYAGER, Jan., 352 pp., $15.99)