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Longbourn: Dragon Entail: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

(Jane Austen's Dragons #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  527 ratings  ·  116 reviews
Darcy thought his problems were over when Pemberley hatched and successfully imprinted on humans. But baby dragons prove far more difficult than any dragon lore prepared him for. Only Elizabeth Bennet's notes offer him any help. When his imperious Aunt Catherine takes matters into her own hands, things take a turn for the worse and Pemberley’s life hangs in the balance. He ...more
Kindle Edition, 399 pages
Published April 21st 2017 by White Soup Press
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Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Phew! Where do I start?? This continuation of Pemberley: Mr. Darcy's Dragon is jam packed. There's a lot going at Longbourn, Rosings and London with humans and dragons and their various intersecting plot developments. I read the entire book in one sitting, and I'm already drooling for the third and final volume.

Longbourn is not a happy place. Mr. Collins has most of the dragons in an uproar because he is dragon-deaf and is so cruel to them. Meanwhile, Longbourn (the dragon) and Mr. Bennet contin
J. W. Garrett
“I desired dragons with a profound desire.” C.S. Lewis, Of Other Worlds: Essays and Stories

Book 1: Pemberley: Mr. Darcy’s Dragon: 5-stars
Book 2: Longbourn: Dragon Entail: 5-stars

“If the sky could dream, it would dream of dragons.” Ilona Andrews, Fate’s Edge

If you don’t like fantasy, paranormal, dragons and such… then don’t read this. If, on the other hand, your pulse increases and your eyes dilate just thinking about dragons… then this is the book series for you. OMG! Maria Grace is most excelle
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
EDIT: I almost forgot to add - these characters keep "biting their knuckles." That sounds like a seriously unhealthy and unsanitary habit. (And possibly dermatophagia, a mental disorder)

3.5 stars?
It is hard to know how to rate this one because sometimes it made me really, really happy and other times I found myself physically cringing at the corniness of all it.
At least the cover improved dramatically?
The adventure continues with longer and more consistent breaks from the traditional P&P plot.
Claudine DiMuzio / Just Jane 1813
Today I have a review and a readers' choice giveaway for this book at Just Jane 1813.
After being enthralled by the Jane Austen's Dragons world in Pemberley: Mr. Darcy's Dragon, it was with great anticipation that I gladly put in my earbuds and tucked into this second installment of the series to learn what came next for Darcy, his baby dragon Pemberley, vivacious dragon keeper Elizabeth and the plots swirling around them all.

Longbourn: Dragon Entail is set in a world of Regency manners and customs juxtaposed with the inclusion of dragons of every size, nature, and race living si
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
One of the most exiting tales!

An incredibly original series, it keeps the reader's attention riveted. The characters keep some traits of the original ones but have some different ones necessary to adapt to the situation. I'm loving the development of this story and, having just finished this book, I can barely wait for the next.
Well done Maria Grace! Write fast!
Rita Deodato
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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I absolutely love sci-fi stories but I’ve never been much into fantasy so I was a little skeptical when I read Maria Grace’s Pemberley: Mr. Darcy’s Dragon. But this lady does know how to tell a story and how to invent an incredible new world, so I ended up loving it (check my review here). As that was only the first book in the series, I had to read the following books, and Longbourn: Dragon Entail was the next in line. Because I love
Apr 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
I love the universe Maria has created, love the dragons and all the little details that just add to the magical world of the story!
Thank you for the final chapter especially, i was worried that we would have to wait till next book is published to find out how that particular problem is going to be resolved.
Jennine McWilliams
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, l had to giggle after reading other people's reviews, it seems l am not the only reader/listener to listen to this series multiple times. This series is fantastic, l can't recommend it enough. I have the audio book and the narrator does an amazing job. ...more
Book 2 of the Jane Austen's Dragons series was a little less successful than the first book for me, for a couple of reasons. It felt more chaotic, like all of the various threads are getting a little unwieldy; some of the original Austen elements of plot and character are starting to feel a little bit strained by the changes that dragons necessitate; and some of the things that bothered me a bit in the first book, like the removal of a good bit of choice and free-will for the characters, are eve ...more
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Completely loved this book. I have to wait until the end of 2017 to read the next one?! Noooooooo! Must practice patience.

Reread: Still love this one!

Reread: A worthy follow-up in the series. I hope this series never ends!
Carole (in Canada)
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: JAFF, Fantasy
Shelves: variations, favorites
Dragons, Darcy and Deception...Oh My! This is Book 2 of Jane Austen's Dragon series that had me clutching my Kindle as I was again immersed into the visual world of dragons, their personalities and their Keepers. In order to fully appreciate the story and plot, I highly recommend reading Book 1, Pemberley: Mr. Darcy's Dragon.

The tension is even higher in this book. All is not well at Longbourn as Elizabeth deals not only with dragon-deaf Mr. Collins but with Longbourn, the petulant and indolent
Darlene A. Cowan
Aug 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth, Darcy and Fitzwilliam are true characters and well developed while remaining true to their original characters. The dragons are delightful and this does not often work when you try to give animals human qualities. They add a new set of personalities to this delightful story. The dragon lore and issues are realistic especially struggles with personalities.
Congrads Maria these will go on my shelf next to my 40 year old copy of Pride and Prejudice to be read again and again.
Barbara K.
This is the second book of the series the background and setting of which I described to some degree in my last review, here.

Mr. Darcy now has a baby dragon to raise, which is a much more difficult task than he had ever imagined. He takes Pemberly to his aunt Lady Catherine's home, where the fully grown firedrake, Rosings, has agreed to have young Pemberley spend her infancy. But Darcy's cousin, Anne de Bourgh, who is destined to become Rosings' Keeper, and whom his aunt also plans to marry off
I don't know that I really liked this book over the first installment (which I rated four stars). Here, I think I was already involved in this twist on the classic P&P tale, so I just went with it more this time. Five stars. Absolutely enjoyed it.

I'd listened to the first book in audio format, but this one hasn't been made into audio as of yet. I was able to snag it for free download on my Kindle Unlimited plan, actually reading it myself this time (but still imagining some of the voices introd
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
This focused more on the dragons and was less directly following the plot of Pride & Prejudice. (view spoiler) I found it very read ...more
Frank Geimer
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
After listening to this novel, I have found a new series to enjoy. This is my second read in this series and I find that I am looking forward to more. At first I thought that throwing Dragons into a romance theme would not work well. I am pleasantly surprised with the way this Author has built the storyline and the characters together so well that it is highly entertaining. I usually don't listen to romance but now I can't say that anymore. Lol! I recommend this series for everyone. You will enj ...more
Raya Whitehouse
Feb 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book continues with its interesting little twist in the re-writing of the classic novel. The illustration of the book is adorable.

The characters are getting even more details as you learn about them in this second installment of the series. I love the dragon scenes the best.

The narrator continued to do an excellent job with so many different pitches of voices for the different characters, keeping the same tones as the first book.

Book leaves you wanting more, which is great.

I received a fre
Jane Lebak
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
I started this right after reading Mr. Darcy's Dragon, and I sped right through it. As before, the worldbuilding is fun and the story is interesting. Elizabeth finally starts standing up for herself, and I feel like the romance between her and Darcy grows believably. Plus, given the way it ends, we'll get to see that continue. I'd been waiting for the detail they revealed in the penultimate chapter and had thought it would be the driver of this entire book, actually, so now I just get to enjoy i ...more
Sheryl Gordon
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Widening the World - Insights and Excitement

I expected that the middle book might just be a bridge, filling space between Start and Finish, but most fortunately, my assumption was wrong. This book was gripping, providing more explanation and exploration of the fascinating world the author describes. And it fills out the cast we've met while introducing a whole host of new creatures and characters. Bravo to Maria Grace.
Danielle Carpenter
This is an exciting tale and gives us a small history. We find that the kind Mr. Bennet isn't as kind and loving of Elizabeth as we imagine him. He conspires with Longburn to force Elizabeth to marry Colins. When Colins unknowingly kicks a dragon, Elizabeth runs to London to be with her Aunt. Meanwhile, Darcy is dealing with an Aunt who thinks she know what best for everyone, and Pemberley is suffering. The twists and turns this story takes; makes for a marvelous story and for you wanting to kno ...more
Apr 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Omg! This book is so much better than the first one was. And now I have to wait until the winter to read the third one of the series? That's unacceptable. I want it now.

Rating: 4 1/2 stars out of 5
Daisy Girl
Aug 24, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 ... I still can't get used to some of the things they say (bloody hell just seems wrong in a Jane Austen book, hee hee) and all the marriage proposals are messed up, ha ha ha ... but, I'm hooked enough to keep on reading 🤷🏼‍♀️🤣 ...more
V Shore
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Surprising twist to Pride and Prejudice plot

Unlike volume one, this story takes the original plot to another level and successfully keeps the general idea going. Mary Bennet and Charlotte Lucas are different as is Darcy and Mr. Collins. Key discussions are twisted about, but the follow-up is pretty close to the original plot. The process of how dragons are intermingled into the story is cleverly done and makes for an unusual yet fun read. Can't wait to see where this story goes and how it is goi
This may be my favorite Pride and Prejudice variation series...and I was fortunate enough to be allowed to proofread it!! In this second book, Darcy and the baby dragon Pemberley have removed to Rosings Park where Rosings, an ancient firedrake dragon, has taken on the training of the baby. Lady Catherine continues to insist that Darcy marry Anne who is Junior Keeper to Rosings, despite the fact that Anne knows nothing about dragon care. Pemberley pines for Elizabeth's presence since Elizabeth po ...more
Sheila Majczan
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this second in a series but it is not at the end of the tale. So for those of you who want the entire story in hand before beginning to may want to wait.

I did so enjoy this further telling of the integration between humans who "hear" dragons, those who are dragon-deaf and the whole of dragon society. And we find that even dragons have human faults, feelings and frailties. Separation anxiety? Yes, baby Pemberley has been banished from the Longbourn estate by its major dragon, u
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I find this reenvisioning of the Pride and Prejudice world fascinating. I love the dragon characters and their parallel society to the traditional characters. I can’t wait to read the third installment in the series.
May 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartmelting & vibrantly enticing dragon fun!!

I am really enjoying this mash-up of Pride and Prejudice with all it's fascinating intrigue, intricate imaginings, engaging plotline and endearing draconic shenanigans.
A lingering air of mischief, threat and scheming soaks the air, while secrets, misunderstandings, revelations and betrayals emerge as each new and familiar scaly-feathered beasty burrows deeper into my affection, touches a chord and - dare I say - comes alive to such a personified degr
I am often conflicted when reading a story which creates a dragon-filled world and tries to invent a new blend of dragon and dragon mythology. Frequently the minutiae of the the different classes, abilities, needs and characters of the dragons take over the story and stifle any plot development, sometimes compounded by an overly complicated magic system and or divine interference leavened with the cliched trope of a neurotic chosen one protagonist / dragon companion or a fated confrontation betw ...more
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves Austen and dragons
What a delightful book and audiobook. I found myself completely absorbed in the story of Elizabeth Bennet, Fitzwilliam Darcy, dragons, and more. Baby Pemberley is beyond adorable. I know she’s a major dragon and going to grow very large, but I want to cuddle with her.

In this, the second book in this series, Elizabeth must leave Longbourn or be forced to marry Mr. Collins, something she cannot bring herself to do. Longbourn, the estate dragon, insists that she does. Elizabeth has no choice but to
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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 ret ...more

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