A Touch of Night by Sofie Skapski and Sarah A. Hoyt (review)

November 20, 2014 All Reviews, Fantasy, Historical, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance 0 ★★★★

A Touch of Night by Sofie Skapski and Sarah A. Hoyt (review)A Touch of Night by Sarah A. Hoyt, Sofie Skapski
Published by Naked Reader Press on August 2nd 2010
Number of Pages: 226
Genres: Fantasy, Historical, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Purchased
Format: eBook
Purchase: At Amazon
four-stars

When Netherfield is let at last, Mrs. Bennet is very much afraid that the new neighbors will be shape shifters. The English countryside is much plagued with the creatures and the Royal Were Hunters have their hands full. Meanwhile, Elizabeth Bennet tries to hide a deadly secret, one that could destroy the whole family. In a world where being a dragon is a crime can a dragon ever find love?

 

There are typos in this book, the worst one being “raMr.od” instead of “ramrod”. However they are easily overlooked, or at the very least, I was so immersed in the story I barely noticed them.

I debated about reading this book. I quite liked Pride and Prejudice, and was afraid the addition of lycanthropes would ruin the book, even though I am fond of them in general. I was pleased to discover that not only had the tone of the original been kept throughout the book, but that the lycanthropes were fairly seamlessly combined in a believable way.

If I had to use one word to try to sell this book, it would definitely be ‘weredragon.’ Yes, you read that right. In all my reading, I have never before come across a weredragon. And this one was done quite well. There are also weredogs, wereweasles, werewolves, wereorangatangs, and werelions.

For those Princess Bride fans, especially the “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today.” fans, you will get a kick out of the ending. There are no references in this book to that, but it did immediately spring to mind, and you will see why once you read it.

four-stars

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