Forthcoming: Seraphina, by Rachel Hartman

June 14, 2012 children's books, fantasy, Rachel Hartman, Seraphina, YA books 0

I came across this book in my Amazon recommendations a few days ago.  The cover intrigued me enough to take a look at the blurb:

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty’s anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen’s Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina’s tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they’ve turned the final page.

Sounds fascinating!  If that weren’t enough to grab my interest, there are wonderful review quotes from fantasy authors Tamora Pierce, Naomi Novik, Christopher Paolini, and Ellen Kushner, among others.  This one is definitely going on my summer TBR list!
Category: Fantasy, Children 12 and up (YA, more or less)

Release Date: July 10, 2012

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