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. Aliza Bentaine has 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. She doesn't expect a clash of wills with dragonrider, Alastair Daired, nor the mystery that follows them from Merybourne Manor... something far more sinister than gryphons. "A debut novel that retells Pride and Prejudice in a world where creatures are dragons, hobgoblins, lamias, and gryphons are commonplace, HEARTSTONE takes Austen's classic tale and turns it into something new, engaging, and imaginative"-- Provided by publisher.