Format: Audio Book (CD)
Dimensions: 2.32 × 2.12 × 0.45 in
Published: July 10, 2012
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0307968928
ISBN - 13: 9780307968920
About the Book
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. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high. Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides.
Read from the Book
"He was going to kill you," I said, my chin quivering. "I had
to do something."
Damn propriety. Forgive me, St. Clare.
I stepped forward and took him in my arms. He was exactly my
height, which surprised me; my awe of him had made him seem
taller. He emitted a whimper of protest, or maybe surprise,
but wrapped his arms around me and buried his face in my hair, half
weeping, half scolding me.
"Life is so short," I said, not sure why I was saying it, not even
sure if that was really true for someone like me.
We were still standing there, clinging to each other, our feet
ice-cold in the snow, when Orma landed on the next hilltop,
followed closely by Basind. Kiggs lifted his head and stared
at them, big-eyed. My heart fell.
I''d told him I had no devices. I''d lied right to the
prince''s face, and here was the proof: the dragon I''d called, and
his dimwitted sidekick.
From the Publisher
Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New
York Times bestseller with 8 starred reviews is not to be
missed. Rachel Hartman's award-winning debut will have you
looking at dragons as you've never imagined them
In the kingdom of Goredd, dragons and humans live and work side by
side - while below the surface, tensions and hostility simmer.
The newest member of the royal court, a uniquely gifted musician
named Seraphina, holds a deep secret of her own. One that she
guards with all of her being.
When a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, Seraphina
is drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously
perceptive-and dashing-Prince Lucien. But as the two uncover a
sinister plot to destroy the wavering peace of the kingdom,
Seraphina's struggle to protect her secret becomes increasingly
difficult… while its discovery could mean her very life.
"Will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolini's Eragon
series and Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown."
"[A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy." -The Washington
"Beautifully written. Some of the most interesting dragons I''ve
-Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
As a child, RACHEL HARTMAN played cello and lip-synched Mozart
operas with her sisters. The famous Renaissance song "Mille
Regretz" first moved Rachel to write a fantasy novel rooted in
music, but her inspiration didn''t end there. She wrote
Seraphina while listening to medieval Italian polyphony,
Breton bagpipe-rock, prog metal, Latin American baroque, and Irish
sean nós. Rachel Hartman lives with her family in Vancouver BC.
A New York Times Bestseller An Indie Bestseller An Amazon Top 20 Teen Book of the Year A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Young Adult Literature for Adults Selection A Booklist Editors'' Choice An ABA Top 10 Kids'' Indie Next List Selection An ABC New Voices Pick Nominated for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction Winner of the Cybil Award for Teen Fantasy and Science Fiction A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author An ALA-ALSC Notable Children''s Book An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Books Winner of the William C. Morris YA Debut Award A YALSA Teens Top Ten Nominee Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon : "Beautifully written, well-rounded characters, and some of the most interesting dragons I''ve read in fantasy for a long while. An impressive debut novel; I can''t wait to see what Rachel Hartman writes next." Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire series: "A book worth hoarding, as glittering and silver-bright as dragon scales, with a heroine who insists on carving herself a place in your mind." Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author of the Beka Cooper series: "Seraphina is strong, complex, talented--she makes mistakes and struggles to trust, with good reason, and she fights to survive in a world that would tear her apart. I love this book!" Alison Goodman