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Elizabeth Bennet thought she was prepared to do anything to make the Dragon Conclave accept her beloved young dragon, Pemberley, into the Blue Order, but she had not anticipated it would leave her banished from her ancestral home and betrothed to none other than Mr. Darcy. But before Elizabeth and Darcy wed, they must find a dangerous rogue dragon before it provokes a war amongst the dragons and brings the fragile peace between dragons and mankind to a catastrophic end.

Nothing written in the annals of dragon lore has prepared Elizabeth to manage a dragon not governed by the Blue Order. Dragons have always loved her, but this one finds her arrogant, selfish, and insensitive to others. With only her instincts to guide her, she must convince the rogue of her good intentions before the Blue Order loses patience and decides on more drastic measures.

Called away to the other side of the kingdom, trying to settle the dragons' unrest, Darcy learns the nature of the force poisoning the rogue dragon against Elizabeth. One nearer and dearer than they could have imagined.

Can Elizabeth and Darcy convince with rogue dragon to cooperate before darker forces turn it against them, without destroying the fragile bonds uniting the couple?

©2018 Maria Grace (P)2020 Maria Grace

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Very satisfying conclusion.

This was a very enjoyable Pride And Prejudice variation. But it was a fantastic fantasy about Dragons. Darcy and Elizabeth are much the same as in the original with similar misunderstandings and a sweet romance. Richard is much more the veteran soldier here and he has a grim mission from the Blue Order. Mr. Bennett’s laziness has very serious consequences. Darcy is more steadfast in his feelings. Elizabeth’s intelligence and ingenuity shines brightly. Her interactions with all the different dragons drives the story. The Blue order and the Concords are explained in greater detail. There’s lots of action, danger and intrigue in this finale.
Benjamin Fife’s narration has gotten better and better with each book. How he can voice the high fast trills of the fairy dragons and the low and slow bass of the greater dragons is uncanny. Plus all the humans and other dragonkind. In this book he also has the accents of 2 foreign dragons. Mr. Fife handles the action and tender moments equally well without getting overly dramatic in either situation.
I purchased all the kindle books in this series and the first 2 audiobooks but came across a promotion on this final book. I received this book at my request for an honest review. This series should be read in order. It isn’t just for fans of P&P variations. If you like fantasy or dragon books with a detailed and well thought out society you’ll love this series.

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One of the best fantasy P&P adaptations!

Disclaimer: I received a free audible copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I have been meaning to read this series for awhile now as I am a big fan of fantasy and Jane Austen but I've been waiting until I owned all the books in the series before I started them. I decided to break this rule; however, when I came across an opportunity to receive a copy of book 3, Netherfield: Rogue Dragon. After reading book 3 first, I would definitely recommend reading this book series in order except for book 4 which appears to be more of a standalone work that acts as a prequel.

This book can stand on its own but it does reveal so much of what happens in the previous books that there will now be very few surprises awaiting me when I read them. I suspect the other books also ended on a bit of a cliffhanger as this one definitely seems to wrap up loose ends and gives a very satisfying conclusion. I love the relationship between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth and how he loves her for the exact things that others find difficult to accept. The dragons in this are fantastic and I particularly loved the showdown that occurs. The narration is impressive especially given the number of voices involved in the production including the daunting task in bringing to life a French dragon. I highly recommend this book especially to fellow JA and fantasy fans. If, however, you dislike fantasy elements then this is probably not the series for you as the dragons are an integral part of the story. There are also some secondary P&P characters that are not very likable here so if you happen to be a fan of them, you might not like the way they are portrayed. However, if you are here for Elizabeth, Darcy and dragons then this is a must read.

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worth the triple expense

While it's 'dirty pool' to have divided this story into 3 parts making us buy each separately, then making the engaging story IMPOSSIBLE to let go of until the whole was told, I found the tale and its telling absolutely delightful. If you enjoy these Austen characters and are willing to allow them completely new adventures, this is the book for you. It is NOT a romance, per se, though ODC are at the center of it (it's a squeaky clean story, btw, for those with more sensitive hearts). Also, it is a low-wickham-content story, which i particularly appreciate. The narration is done creatively. It took just a smidge to get used to, but then, loved it! Highly creative & recommended series overall.

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The ending is everything!

When Elizabeth puts everything on the line to save Pemberly, she ends up engaged to Darcy?! Let’s take a moment to celebrate! Before they have a chance to plan their wedding, dragon troubles pull them in different directions. A wild dragon is causing trouble at Netherfield, an Eastern Ambassador dragon is lost or kidnapped, and Elizabeth’s sister disappears with a troublemaker. What else can go wrong?

The ending! The ending is everything! It is absolutely perfect. I want to see more dragon adventures with Elizabeth and Darcy. I want to see Lydia’s story develop. I need more Pemberly! This story has so many directions that it could go from here. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Jane Austen’s Dragons is a delightful series by Maria Grace. Dragons and humans live side by side throughout the world. As dragons have the ability to influence what people think they are seeing, most people have no idea that dragons even exist. Only a special few humans have the ability to talk with dragons and see them for what they truly are. This is a magnificent retelling of Jane Austen’s amazing stories.

The narrator, Benjamin Fife, is perfect for this series. I got lost in Jane Austen’s world and didn’t want to come up for air. Easter Egg – Click here to read an interview between Maria Grace and Benjamin Fife. You must read the paragraph above the Longbourn blooper real link and then listen to the 30-second clip. I laughed out loud!

Source - I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Michele, AudiobookLife.com

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Love all 3 books~!

I love all three books. I look forward to reading the 4th book. I am sad the books end this way but they are still amazing to hear.

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Unique, clever melding

This is the fourth book I have read/listened to by this author and of this series. I’ve enjoyed each one. The melding of Austen’s characters and storyline with the dragon storyline is well done. This, like several other of the books, does not try to follow Austen’s story and merely add in a few words about dragons. The base concept and plot is there, but the alterations and additions the author has made make this a very unique tale.

This is the sixth book I have listened to by this narrator ( Benjamin Fife ). He does well with the accents and female voices. He brings the interactions of the characters to life with the British flair of the time.
The high chipmunk-style voice is interesting to try to understand since I speed up the audio for listening. I’d prefer to listen at 1.6x but can only do 1.4 since the voice is already speed up. But, that’s my choice.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.
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Another amazing story

Jane Austen's "Dragons" are such a unique and all encompassing saga that while listening to it you become so immersed that the world around you fades! Ms. Grace has penned the third installment that wraps up "Pride and Prejudice" so satisfactorily that you wish for a thousand more words to this epic! Mr. Fife does an exceptional job of imbuing each character with their own sound and personality that you literally "see" the dragons as they interact with humans! This is a series that will definitely remain "keepers".

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I love Pemberley

I love Pemberley! I love Jane Austen's Dragons!! This is a wonderful series of books; Netherfield being the third in the series, and picks up right where Longbourn ends.

Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are tasked with finding the rogue dragon that is somewhere on the Netherfield Estates and either getting him into the Blue Order or destroyed. Add to that task is the fact that Lydia and Wickham have disappeared and Jane has her hands full. 

This concludes the trilogy of Jane Austen's Dragons, but there are more in the series, which I am hopeful of listening too.

The narrator, Benjamin Fife is excellent - would love to know how he changes his voice to sound like a fairy dragon, and Pemberley is as cute and demanding as she has always been.

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Jane Austen & Dragons

This is book three in the series so if you haven't read the first two books then you'll want to do those first. This is a really fun and entertaining spin on a well loved classic... Just be warned that many key parts of the story have been changed to fit the new narrative, to the point that in some places it really doesn't resemble the original story. Even though a few of the changes really irked me the story on it's own was still a lot of fun and well paced to sufficiently keep me interested and by far was leaps and bounds above Pride & Prejudice vs. Zombies. It's a great combination of Regency Romance and Fantasy. It's a clean read that will appeal to teens to adults. The narrator did a fantastic job and really was a lot of fun to listen to, he has great differentiation in the characters voices and overall acting skills were quite good.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Amazing

WOW! This was so good! I loved this story so much. This series has been such a fun and interesting spin on P&P with dragons and such an amazing world. These characters feel so real and make me feel for them. I loved Elizabeth's search for the rogue dragon and Mr. Darcy's search for Lydia. There was a lot of fun action in this book. I hope there are more books in this world since this was the end of this trilogy but I don't want to say goodbye to these characters or this world. I have loved every moment of getting to listen to this. This is a fun series that I wanted more of.

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  • kharnynb
  • 03-04-20

The last volume in a great series!

The (sadly) last chapter of a fun series, proving once and for all, that everything is better with dragons!

Once again we follow the adventures of elizabeth and mr Darcy in the world of dragon-rich England.

A fun and endearing story told amazingly well by Benjamin Fife, who once again manages to personify a large cast of people and dragons with good effects and voices.

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  • Jean Smith
  • 12-19-20

Absolutely delightful!

I loved how the various series conflicts were furthered and resolved in this book. The blend of Uther Pendragon, dragon society, and Pride and Prejudice is proving to be something I have a hard time putting down. Yesterday I caught myself thinking of what particular dragons in the tale would appreciate from the store. I think I've totally immersed myself in the world that Maria Grace has created.

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  • Gillian M
  • 07-31-20

Astounding conclusion to this awesome trilogy

Wow! ‘Netherfield: A Rogue Dragon’, the third and final instalment of Maria Grace’s dragon trilogy set in an alternative ‘Pride and Prejudice’ universe, is just as riveting as the two previous books. Within the richly woven tapestry of dragons and dragon lore, pride and prejudice definitely abounds and creates a great many misunderstandings, but there is also mystery, intrigue, action, romance and humour. I particularly love the descriptions of the dragons’ characters, their individual quirks and their behaviour towards each other as well as towards the various humans. It is also interesting to see how the human characters are developed in different ways to suit the storyline and the various insights gained from this. Jane Austin’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is one of my favourite books and I adore dragons so was really excited to discover Maria Grace’s dragon variation trilogy. I have not been disappointed. In fact, it is true to say that my expectations have been exceeded; Maria Grace has created her own masterpiece and it is now on my list of all-time favourites.

A wonderful book is made even more enjoyable with Benjamin Fife’s fantastic narration which is consistent throughout the trilogy. His extensive vocal repertoire gives each dragon and human their own unique voice. I love them all, but am particularly fond of the voice of April, the fairy dragon.

And the good news is that Maria Grace has written a prequel to this trilogy called ‘A Proper Introduction to Dragons’ which introduces us to an eleven-year-old Elizabeth, the hatching of April and how they become friends, quite a few other dragons, more dragon lore and how Elizabeth is inducted into the Blue Order. It’s a brilliant back story and, once again, the Audible book benefits from Benjamin Fife’s superb narration.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-28-20

An envoy, a rogue, and a cranky dragon together.

I loved it. An amazing story.

A missing feisty eastern dragon envoy, a foreign rogue dragon who feels threaten, and a very cranky local dragon, thrown together with three humans with differing views and another rather childish acting human; sounds like absolute chaos and very nearly was out of control. Somehow Elizabeth and the eastern envoy managed to sort everything out, without bloodshed.

Longbourn's tantrums, bad attitude and tantrums make more sense now; still doesn't make it eight though. I hope he gets the care he needs and deserves, and I sort of hope (just sort of) that Mr. Collins gets a dragon friend of his own that he can understand like he understands Kate's parrot voice.

I wonder what will happen to all the dragons and dragon friends, newly discovered and hatched, as well as previously known, as they adapt to their new lives or way of life. What about Kitty, Jane and Mr. Bingley, will they also develope the ability to hear dragons later like Lydia, and will they get dragons of their own; perhaps Netherfield Park will become a dragon estate again.
Maybe not, I don't know if there are other books that take place in the same story world as Jane Austen's 'Pride & Prejudice', that could perhaps lend themselves to follow these characters further, or if Maria Grace is planning to follow these cgaracters further at all.
But, I can hope to find out!!!

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  • Vix83
  • 06-13-20

Mr Darcy and dragons: a satisfying finale

Review of audible version of this book. I love to read any Pride and Prejudice variation, so I thought I'd give this series a listen. I really enjoyed books one and two (Pemberley: Mr Darcy’s Dragon and Longbourn: Dragon Entail), but I loved book three. The tension ramps up even more in Netherfield: Rouge Dragon. There are parts that made me laugh and parts that made me tear up. This series is full of thrills, humour and love.

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  • MimiaTheReader
  • 06-10-20

Fun read

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This was just a fun read to end (I think) the Pride and Prejudice variation. The problems were resolved and everything was wrapped up with a pretty bow (even Lydia). I always enjoy the parts with the baby dragons and was a little sad we didn’t had that many in this book.

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  • Sandra W
  • 06-05-20

Great ending to a superb series!

Captivating conclusion to a story that was packed with twists and turns, sweet endearing romance, mystery, danger, misunderstandings and a huge dose of pride and prejudice. With, I'm delighted to say, all the quested answers and loose threads neatly tied up in one amply rewarding bow.
The multifaceted characters (person or dragon alike) are absorbing, bursting with fun, witty banter and an individuality that enriches the tale with the power to make you smile, cry, be vexed, sympathise or relate with their many desires, needs and whims.
Truly magical escapism that I highly recommend you enjoy in audio presentation - done so from the very beginning and in order, to really understand and experience Grace's entire Austen meets dragon 'world' in all it's glory.
Furthermore, it's vibrant descriptions, engaging characters and colourfully candid dragons are just screaming to be animated for a mini-tv series/anime, they would transfer beautifully!! Loved it!

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  • Debbie McLean
  • 04-03-20

perfect trilogy

what a fantastic final part to the trilogy. it's so well written and narrated with strong human and dragon characters.

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  • Susannah
  • 03-08-20

Amazing final installment

The final book in the trilogy was an amazing listen. Benny Fife's draconic voices are a masterpiece; the newest dragon, Netherfield, seemed to channel Andre the giant.

Maria Grace's P&P dragon series wraps up wonderfully here and leaves me champing at the bit for her Persuasion dragon series!