IniciGrupsConversesExploraTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

Heartstone (Heartstone Series) de Elle…
S'està carregant…

Heartstone (Heartstone Series) (edició 2017)

de Elle Katharine White (Autor)

Sèrie: Heartstone (1)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
2702181,555 (3.72)17
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.… (més)
Membre:Tarynleigh13
Títol:Heartstone (Heartstone Series)
Autors:Elle Katharine White (Autor)
Informació:Harper Voyager (2017), 352 pages
Col·leccions:La teva biblioteca
Valoració:
Etiquetes:Cap

Informació de l'obra

Heartstone de Elle Katharine White

S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 17 mencions

Es mostren 1-5 de 21 (següent | mostra-les totes)
I feel very conflicted about this book.

If you want to read Pride and Prejudice in a high fantasy setting, that is absolutely what this book is. It is also a very well done fantasy world, with interesting elements -- so well done, in fact, that I quickly became frustrated with the Pride and Prejudice gimmick. While there are some slight changes, the plot is pretty much exactly the same (or at least a good halfway into the book it is), and there doesn't seem to be any reason for that to be the case.

Why tell this story in this setting? If you want Pride and Prejudice that badly (and sometimes I do), go read the original. And I hope Ms. White gets over this phase and starts to write her own plotlines to go along with the rest of her original and interesting world building. In the meantime, it is exactly as billed, even if I can't figure out why anyone would bother.

It puzzles me that this is such a turn-off for me. I read a lot of fairy tale retellings, and I like the echoes of the original in those, but not here. I think the difference is that I read fairy tale retellings to see what the author will bring to the tale -- what clever twist that wasn't what I was expecting, what reinterpretation or new plot lines develop with slightly familiar characters. Even Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is the original text slight alteration to include zombies, I found greatly entertaining as a literary conceit, and even as a class commentary. Heartstone's slavish devotion to plot without the setting or language just doesn't add anything in my opinion.

I truly hope this doesn't discourage the author, because my biggest frustration was not getting to read a new story in this setting, given how much I enjoyed the writing.

Advanced reader's copy provided by Edelweiss. ( )
  jennybeast | Apr 14, 2022 |
White does a fantastic job of taking the Pride and Prejudice template and transforming it into the context of a lush fantasy world that's interesting and complex all on its own, making the template feel fresh. The added danger and action helped too.

I disconnected from a chunk of the middle that seemed to lag, but once Aliza visited Daired's estate and the family started to settle into its fun dynamics, I fell back in love.

I appreciated White adding a tiny bit more depth to the characters of Aliza's mother and Curdred compared to the original. ( )
  hissingpotatoes | Dec 28, 2021 |
  ChelseaVK | Dec 10, 2021 |
I keep forgetting who everybody is. So maybe i will read it instead of listening...
  Jonesy_now | Sep 24, 2021 |
lgpb
  5083mitzi | Apr 4, 2021 |
Es mostren 1-5 de 21 (següent | mostra-les totes)
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Elle Katharine Whiteautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Austen, JaneOriginal authorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Fulford-Brown, BillieNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Lee, MaudlinDissenyador de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Mathee, saengkaewIl·lustradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Ronstat, LarryAutor de la cobertaautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Spencer, KiraAuthor photographerautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Szafranski, Paula RussellDissenyadorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat

Pertany a aquestes sèries

Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
For Kelsey,
who has a Shieldmaiden's heart
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
I'd never seen an angry hobgoblin before.
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
CDD/SMD canònics
LCC canònic

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès

Cap

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.

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Cobertes populars

Dreceres

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.72)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2
2.5 1
3 19
3.5 6
4 23
4.5 1
5 9

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 171,585,836 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible