11 October 2019

Heartstone | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

This fantastical retelling of Pride and Prejudice is among the books I hope to read this weekend, and I'm excited.


First Line: I'd never seen an angry hobgoblin before.

From Page 56: We should have been safe with the Riders.




ABOUT THE BOOK

A debut historical fantasy that recasts Jane Austen’s beloved Pride & Prejudice in an imaginative world of wyverns, dragons, and the warriors who fight alongside them against the monsters that threaten the kingdom: gryphons, direwolves, lamias, banshees, and lindworms.

They say a Rider in possession of a good blade must be in want of a monster to slay—and Merybourne Manor has plenty of monsters.

Passionate, headstrong Aliza Bentaine knows this all too well; she’s already lost one sister to the invading gryphons. So when Lord Merybourne hires a band of Riders to hunt down the horde, Aliza is relieved her home will soon be safe again.

Her relief is short-lived. With the arrival of the haughty and handsome dragonrider, Alastair Daired, Aliza expects a battle; what she doesn’t expect is a romantic clash of wills, pitting words and wit against the pride of an ancient house. Nor does she anticipate the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor, its roots running deep as the foundations of the kingdom itself, where something old and dreadful slumbers . . . something far more sinister than gryphons.

It’s a war Aliza is ill-prepared to wage, on a battlefield she’s never known before: one spanning kingdoms, class lines, and the curious nature of her own heart.

Elle Katharine White infuses elements of Austen’s beloved novel with her own brand of magic, crafting a modern epic fantasy that conjures a familiar yet wondrously unique new world.



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6 comments:

  1. Heartstone seems like a book I would like. I'm going to add it to my TBR list.

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  2. Happy Friday! My first line is from "Sara's Gift (Small-Town Christmas Wishes Series Book 4) by Kimberly Rose Johnson:

    "I have no idea who or what should get Charity's fifteen hundred dollars."

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  3. Happy Friday!

    Today on my blog I'm sharing the first couple of lines from One Christmas in Winter by Bell Renshaw: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/10/10/first-line-friday-105/. I'm currently in the middle of chapter 8, so I'll share a line from there.

    "Hoyt hadn't thought this through."

    Have a great weekend! 🙂❤📖

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  4. You had me with that opening line!! Happy CDN Thanksgiving weekend!

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  5. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from Code of Valor by Lynette Eason: "The broker rose from his chair and glared at the imbecile standing on the other side of the desk. 'We paid you well to steal that boat. Where is it?'"

    https://moments-of-beauty.blogspot.com/2019/10/first-line-fridays-code-of-valor-by.html

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  6. Happy Friday! I’m sharing from two Carrie Anne Noble books on my blog this week. Here is the second line from The Gold-Son:

    “The forest was a forbidden place, spoken of only in warnings and whispers.”

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