Nobody had any compassion for dragon lore expert Thomas Bennet’s nerves.
He was reconciled to the fact he was father to some of the silliest girls in the country. However, he had suspected for some time that little Elizabeth was different. When she befriended the old tatzelwurm in the woods, he was convinced.
As much as her father might rant and storm about the need for secrecy and expect that to be the end of it, Elizabeth cannot contain her curiosity about all things dragonic. Nor, would it seem, could she stem the development of her unique and prodigious talent for bonding with the creatures.
When Elizabeth discovers an abandoned clutch of fairy dragon eggs, Mr.Bennet finds an unhappy alternative before him. Somehow, he must save the dragon eggs, contend with the jealous estate dragon, and keep it all hidden from his family…or risk exposure of England’s greatest secret and the breaking of the Pendragon Treaty that keeps the tenuous peace between man and dragon.
And through it all, can he help his precocious, passionate daughter find her place in a dangerous world that little tolerance for little girls.
Jane Austen meets Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern. A must read for Pern fans.
Book 4 in the Jane Austen’s Dragons series.