Heartstone by Elle Katharine White
- Published: 2017
- Pages: 352
Advertised as Pride and Prejudice with dragons, I felt I needed to read this book. I am not a purist, nor have I read all of Jane Austen’s works, but as a late-comer to her stories (I only read Pride and Prejudice a few years ago), I feel being older really helped me understand and enjoy P&P with the wisdom that comes with a little bit of age.
With a playful nod to Jane Austen, White interweaves unmistakeable elements from the original into a fantasy world on the brink of war with giant monsters. Many fundamental details remain intact, so fans of the original will follow along merrily, knowing approximately what is going to happen. Yet there are enough differences that set the world apart (dragons, anyone?), that readers who have never read the original will feel drawn into the realm that White creates.
Rating: 3 stars