Monday, August 20, 2012
By: Rachel Hartman
Publisher: DoubleDay Canada
Release Date: July 10, 2012
Source: Received from Publisher! (Thank you!)
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. -Goodreads-
I personally have never a book like this before. but once I started it I could not put it down. It was so worth everything and much much more. I am definitely a kiss and swoon type of girl. I didn't know what to expect with a fantasy novel. I mean I never even read the Harry Potter books..... please do not hurt me.... :( But if all fantasy books are like this one, I want to read every one that I can get my hands on.
This book had everything that I wanted and more. It will be a book that I recommend to everyone that asks about a good fantasy book that deals with dragons! I mean come on!!! DRAGONS!!!! They are so in right now it is not even funny.
Do yourself a favor and go and buy this book. I don't care if it is on Kindle, nook, or if you go to the store, but you need to go and read this amazing story! Rachel Hartman really does an amazing job.
I am giving this book 4 out 5 stars!!!!
Oh but wait there is more!!! :)