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Longbourn: Dragon Entail: A Pride and Prejudice Variation

(Jane Austen's Dragons #2)

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4.35  ·  Rating details ·  316 ratings  ·  64 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
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Published April 21st 2017 by White Soup Press
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Debbie
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
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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
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Amy
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
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Claudine DiMuzio / Just Jane 1813
Today I have a review and a readers' choice giveaway for this book at Just Jane 1813.

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Sophia
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
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Teresita
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!
Marina
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.
Misty
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 ...more
Talia
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!
Carole (in Canada)
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: JAFF, Fantasy
Shelves: favorites, variations
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
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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
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sh(e)reader
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
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Julia
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 ...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 ...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
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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.
Tina
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
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
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Susanne
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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 ...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 read...you 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,
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Leelynn (Sometimes Leelynn Reads) ❤
Disclaimer: I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Maria Grace. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

I personally like that I basically got an extended version of Pride and Prejudice so I could understand what the heck was going on in this story. I remember this part in the movies, where Elizabeth basically has to marry her cousin – Mr. Collins, right? – and she definitely doesn’t
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Nicole Dunton
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Longbourn has decided that Elizabeth will marry Collins. To ensure this happens, he sends Pemberly and Darcy away. He feels that her attachment to them will prevent her from doing what he wishes. If that isn't enough, her father completely insists that she honor the marriage as well. Elizabeth is feeling completely overwhelmed and she's starting to become afraid of Longbourn.

I was trying to figure out how the author was going to go with this series. I loved Pride and Prejudice. I was very
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Lelia Taylor
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: full-reviews
You could say that Darcy is suffering the trials of single fatherhood only the baby involved is a dragon, not a human, and there aren’t a lot of folks around who can offer experience and advice. The infant Pemberley is unhappy at being apart from Elizabeth to whom she’s very attached. As for Elizabeth, who does have more experience and a better connection to the scaled creatures, other matters are keeping her occupied, not the least of which is an arranged marriage that she really doesn’t want. ...more
Kevin Potter
Jan 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
Picking up right where the first book left off, this one takes us on a journey that is equal parts comedy, romance, and mystery.

In most ways, it is much superior to the first book. Unfortunately, it lost a star on account of the non-ending.

As with the previous book, Benjamin Fife gives a phenomenal performance complete with unique, believable voices and masterful control of vocal inflections and tempo variations.

This story builds on the already fantastic character development established in the
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Jim Marsh
Dec 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.
Maria Grace continues her adaption of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice WITH DRAGONS.
At first I was warmed by the small addition of timing some scenes around the Christmas holiday. Mister Collins has come to Pemberley to court and everything proceeds more or less how you would expect – with the addition of the delightful dragon companions including the latest addition from the end of the previous book.
Then
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Sara Lawson
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
Elizabeth and Darcy's story continues along with their beloved dragons, however, in this retelling, some of the parts get swapped. Elizabeth is supposed to marry Collins, but finds him unbearable. Dragons begin to meddle in the match along with Lady Catherine and Elizabeth's sister Mary. Elizabeth also grows closer to Wickham, since Darcy doesn't feel comfortable spilling his secret. But then there are some strange twists. Darcy struggles with his growing feelings, but some of his harsher words ...more
Sydney
I really love this series! I think Maria Grace incorporated dragons into the plot of Pride and Prejudice in a really fun way. It's not at all like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies; the basics of the plot we are all familiar with are still there, though the changes she makes really add to the story she's telling.
I was initially disappointed that there wasn't a hierarchy of dragons included with the book, but I found one on her website, so I can't even complain about that (there's also a
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Dorothy Brandes
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Delightful and Unexpected Developments Leading to Extreme Longing for Sequel

Although I had read Jane Austen's books, and I slowly began to recognise the main characters from her novels, including dragons and Dragon lore in this series was a stroke of genius. Maria Grace definitely is a gifted creator of stories, and writer of delightful relationships between both humans and dragons, and I could hardly put down this second book in this series in order to go to sleep, as I allow myself to only
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Ladyhawke
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I knew I was going to hate this but I was wrong

Omg
This is very good ms grace has the capacity for great story telling. She did fantastically. I’m very particular on my JAFF. But this was refreshing. Now why if I liked the book so much why not 5 stars . Because the book was had to follow. And it could’ve been just bad editing. But I found my self going back, especially in the beginning of the book, to find out who was speaking and what was going on. It’s confusing. But I know that ask long as
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Kathryn Kennedy
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not, but not bad.

This story is well written, engaging, and satisfying. One of my favorite books has always been Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen . Some of the variations published feel as if they are not worthy of the initial book by Ms. Austen . It's almost as if one is not proud of having read them. That is not the case with this story . This story is so well-written that it is easy to suspend one's disbelief and enjoy . I wish they were all like that . Or at the very least I wish that Ms.
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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 ...more

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