• Dragon Keepers' Cotillion

  • Jane Austen's Dragons, Book 8
  • By: Maria Grace
  • Narrated by: Benjamin Fife
  • Length: 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Baby dragon debutantes. Territory challenges. Dragon battles. When will the chaos end?

Dragon Sage Elizabeth Darcy longs for life to return to normal, at least as normal as it could be for a Blue Order officer who lives with more household dragons than most small villages. Having two sisters and an infant dragon to present as debutantes to the Order makes "normal" difficult. The fine ladies - she-dragons one and all - of the Cotillion Board make it impossible.

Sir Fitzwilliam Darcy, knight of the Pendragon Order, never envisioned his oath to "protect and serve the interests of the Blue Order and dragonkind" would demand immediate action. But only a Keeper can defend Pemberley’s territory against threats far too big for a baby dragon to manage. Threats against the Pendragon Accords themselves. And only the one closest to the Dragon Sage can protect her from the sinister forces menacing the Order, possibly from within its own ranks.

Can Darcy and Elizabeth ensure the Cotillion strengthens the Order rather than laying the groundwork for its demise?

Meryton meets Pern in a fantastical regency romp bound to delight listeners of Jane Austen and Anne McCaffrey alike. Book eight of Jane Austen's Dragons.

©2021 Maria Grace (P)2022 Maria Grace

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Impatient for the next book

I love this series. I was lucky enough to have several available to go through like a binge watch. Now, I’m impatient for a new installment.

I was not prepared to like the series when I read the first one. Stories with dragons are not my usual interest. I tried other JAFF with a supernatural twist, although I’m still avoiding the vampires. They all seemed to be lacking something of ODC. Not true of this series. We even get a wonderful addition of Anne Elliot and Frederick Wentworth from Persuasion.

I’m hoping that we will next see the addition of characters from Emma or Sense and Sensibility.

Mr. Fife is now my favorite JAFF male narrator.

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Love this series

I absolutely love this series and would suggest you not miss it.
The story bring to life how England would be with dragons living with humans and all the complications of trying to keep the non dragon speaking ignorant of how dangerous it is for them.
The narrator is the best! He brings to life all the dragons and humans. I am amazed at how he does this and have enjoyed his narration.

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So much fun!

If you like Jane Austen or dragons or just a good fantasy story then this series is one that should definitely be read and enjoyed! It’s such a good series and I’ve loved getting to read them all and it’s even better to listen to them. I have loved all the different adaptations of good classics. It was also great to get more or Lizzy and Darcy’s story and also get more of our favorite young dragon. I really want more of this world and these characters. My favorites are always the dragons. They each have such unique personalities and it’s so much fun to see the traits of certain dragons. Definitely a series that’s best enjoyed in the correct reading order.

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FANTASTIC RECOMMENDED FANTASY CLEAN SERIES.

FANTASTIC RECOMMENDED CLEAN SERIES.
I just love this set of books, the characters are fabulous, both the talking many types of dragons and their human estate keepers.
The books in audio form are between 6 and 14 hours long and narrated in full dragon glory by Benjamin Fife with fabulous descriptions of the scenery and action.
These are in my choice of top 10 books ever and l can recommend to young adults thru to any age with an imagination.

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Drama with dragons interwoven with the London Season

Absolutely loved this book! So many different plots going on in and around the Blue Order. Already looking forward to the next book!!

This is book 8 in the series Jane Austen’s Dragons so know that you should read/listen to the others in the series to fully understand everything that’s going on.

(Spoilers ahead) Book picks up where Book 7 Dragons Beyond the Pale left off. Lizzy and Darcy are facing the upcoming Dragon Keepers’ Cotillion in addition to still healing from the trauma of Lizzy’s abduction. I love how protective they are of their private time together throughout the book.

Darcy, along with Richard and Wentworth are pulled by Matlock and Yates into investigating the smugglers who kidnapped Lizzy, Joshua and Phoenix.

Meanwhile Lizzy and Anne Wentworth both individually take on the she-dragons of the Cotillion board. After Anne’s interview with them she and Lady Astrid form a confederacy to protect Lizzy from them. With some draconic assistance the she-dragons are ousted and new members are put in place including Lady Matlock, Lady Dressler and Mrs. Gardiner.

Challenges to Pemberley’s keep also arrive from three different Derbyshire dragons. Mr. Bennet assists in researching the history of such challenges.

Battles at home surface as well as Georgiana is a royal pain to deal with throughout the book culminating in serious consequences for her. Some progress on the home front is made in the Mary is a huge help to Lizzy in little Anne’s care until Lizzy thankfully finds a new nanny that all the house staff and dragons approve of)

Cotillion is a resounding success in many ways but not without its share of drama as Bolsover shows up to challenge Pemberley just prior to the start. That challenge is decided in battle in the Conclave after the Cotillion. Other dramas involve Georgiana which result in her being sent to Mrs Fielding’s (the school that Lydia went to with much improvement) and identifying members of smuggling ring based on the unique pin/cuff links they’re wearing.

Lizzy and Darcy continue to defend each other and their friends and keep to the best of their abilities along with help from all the members of the keep. Their devotion to each other is sweet and I love that Lizzy is learning to trust that she doesn’t need to know everything and as Chudleigh says “know when to let a bigger dragon handle the matter”.

Also loved seeing Lydia’s character development and her reminding Lizzy about having fun.

Can’t wait to see what’s in store next with the return to Derbyshire!

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DRAGONS DANCE

ANOTHER WONDERFUL FUN EXCITING JANE AUSTEN STORY!

GREAT FOR ALL AGES.! BENJAMIN FIFE REALLY BRINGS THIS WORLD TO LIFE.!

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Hard Lessons, Big Decisions & Dragon Disputes

As with the entire series this book remained clean and free of bad language, graphic violence and romance is G rated. This particular book picks up where the last left off and between family and dragon conflicts, and the drama it keeps you engaged and sitting in the parking lot waiting for a good place to pause. It's just a fun world that Maria has created. Really, any dragon and Jane Austin enthusiasts couldn't ask for more.... Well, maybe the next book in the series.😉 I love Benjamin Fife's narration! He really does an amazing job with all the dragon voices, character differentiation, and overall acting.

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

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Book 8 is another great story!

"Jane Austen's Dragons" continues as Maria Grace writes another amazing story in the series. This retelling is full of intrigue, politics, great characters, and of course dragons. I don't typically invest in series this large but it is absolutely worth it! I look forward to book 9 in this series. Audio Version: Benjamin Fife continues to excel with his narration.

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Excellent.

Excellent author, excellent series, and excellent reader. Just plain excellent all the way around.

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Dragons and Dancing

This series of books has been wonderful. I love how more and more of the Austen characters are starting to show up. The story line is different than most Austenesque stories but still keeps within the style. Benjamin Fife does a superb job of character voices. You can tell the difference between characters and size easily. I can't wait until the next instalment is out.

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  • Gill M
  • 04-17-22

Intrigue, suspense & the loyalty of friends

Set in a Regency England with a large population of dragons.

This is book eight of Maria Grace’s Jane Austen’s Dragons series and follows directly on from book seven Dragons Beyond the Pale.

If you choose to read the entire series, the order should be; book four, A Proper Introduction to Dragons, then books one, two, three, five, six and seven.

Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy are senior officers of the Blue Order.
Sir Fitzwilliam Darcy, knight of the Pendragon Order, has sworn to “protect and serve the interests of the Blue Order and dragonkind”.

Elizabeth is the Dragon Sage, respected by dragons and keepers for her skills and insight into dragon health, culture and psychology.

In book seven, Elizabeth was kidnapped and although safely recovered, life is not back to normal. The threat to her still remains. Traitors in the Blue Order are still at large.

Infant dragon, Pemberley is to be introduced to Blue Order Society at the Dragon Keepers' Cotillion, together with some of Elizabeth’s family and friends.
Unfortunately, the Cotillion board seems to contain the worst examples of Regency Society and they don’t like Elizabeth.

At the same time, a major threat is made against Pemberley’s territory. Darcy, as her keeper, faces the prospect of battling several adult dragons, as Pemberley is perceived as too young to fight for herself.

This latest chapter in the series combines intrigue, suspense and the power of loyal friends in overcoming adversity. I would recommend it to all fans of JAFF and fantasy.

This whole series is narrated by Benjamin Fife. His narration is very good, his voice warm and pleasing to listen to. His female voices are convincing and his dragon voices are excellent.

I look forward to more from Maria Grace.

I received a free copy of this audiobook via StoryOrigin and am voluntarily leaving a review. All views expressed are my own.

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  • Vix83
  • 03-04-22

More unanswered questions than usual in this book

(3 and 1/2 stars) The interactions between dragons and humans were as magical as ever, and the action scenes were captivating. While I did enjoy listening to this book, I was disappointed that so many plot threads hadn’t been resolved by the end – including two from the previous book. And without giving too much away, a plot thread introduced in this book, which I thought quite a major one, seemed to be forgotten about for several chapters, and then it was only vaguely referenced nearer the end of the book but still not explored further or resolved. Benjamin Fife’s portrayal of the voices (dragon and human) was engaging as always.

I received a free copy of this audiobook via StoryOrigin and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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  • lambalamb
  • 02-03-22

Sometimes we all need a bigger dragon!!!!

As usual both the story and the performance were wonderful, I’m so immersed in this dragon world I see them everywhere. Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful Maria and Benjamin! Maria: your stories take us to such a place it’s hard to come back. Benjamin: Your tatzelworm voice is out of this world are you sure you’re not part dragon!! Hope you working on turnspit now!! No pressure.

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  • Rowena Buchanan
  • 07-03-22

Mr Fife's narration elevates the story

This is Book 8 of the series (and if you haven't read the others, start at Pemberley) and this one continues straight on from Book 7, but in quite an unexpected direction. Well done to the author.
I prefer to listen to these stories be audiobook as the narrator adds to my enjoyment of them with his stunning performances. Enjoy.