By Rachel Hartman
Seraphina took the literary international via typhoon with eight starred stories and diverse “Best of” lists. eventually, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic conflict among people and dragons.
the dominion of Goredd: an international the place people and dragons percentage existence with an uneasy stability, and people few who're either human and dragon needs to disguise the reality. Seraphina is this type of, half woman, half dragon, who's reluctantly drawn into the politics of her international. whilst warfare breaks out among the dragons and people, she needs to commute the lands to discover these like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to them all, and jointly they are going to be in a position to struggle the dragons in robust, magical methods.
As Seraphina gathers this motley group, she is pursued by means of people who are looking to cease her. however the such a lot terrifying is one other part dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. previously, Seraphina has stored her brain secure from intruders, yet that still skill she’s held again her personal present. it's time to make a selection: hold to the security of her previous existence, or embody a robust new future?
Praise for Seraphina:
A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award
Winner of the Cybil Award for teenager delusion and technological know-how Fiction
An Amazon most sensible 20 teenager booklet of the Year
A Chicago Public Library top e-book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews most sensible teenager booklet of the Year
A School Library Journal top ebook of the Year
A Library Journal top younger grownup Literature for Adults Selection
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
An ABA New Voices Pick
A Publishers Weekly Flying begin Author
An ALA-ALSC remarkable Children’s Book
An ALA-YALSA most sensible Ten top Fiction for teens Book
Recipient of eight Starred Reviews
“Beautifully written, well-rounded characters, and a few of the main fascinating dragons I’ve learn in myth for an extended whereas. a powerful debut novel; I can’t wait to determine what Rachel Hartman writes next.”
—Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling writer of Eragon
“A novel that might entice either fanatics of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon sequence and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown.”
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Josquin shouted, “There! ” and pointed at a determine on a balcony of an hotel around the sq., scrambling to the roof. the fellow wore the behavior and tonsure of St. Abaster’s Order. His cassock hindered his mountain climbing, but when he made it around the roof, we might speedy lose him. because the monk rushed up the pitched slate roof, a faded shaggy head with leaves disheveled into its beard rose above the ridgeline in entrance of him like a whole moon. the top used to be by means of an excellent furry physique, 8 ft tall, inadequately clothed in scraps of blankets stitched jointly. The wild guy had dragon talons for ft and patchy silver scales as much as his ankles; his claws screeched opposed to the slates as he walked down the steep roof towards the monk, who stood frozen, a moment knife falling from his surprised palms. Tiny Tom picked the guy up like a rag doll, snapped his neck, and tossed him off the roof into the group. For a second, the realm appeared frozen. Then a person screamed, “Gianni Patto! ” and the sq. erupted in pandemonium, a few fleeing, a few attempting to get well the monk’s physique, a few hurling stones on the monster at the roof. Moy rushed again towards Josquin and Nan, clutching Abdo to his chest. Abdo stared at not anything, too surprised even to weep. Nan ripped the Ninysh flag off front of a tavern whereas Josquin took Abdo from her father; jointly they extracted the knife and certain Abdo’s arm within the colourful cloth. Moy grew to become again to hitch the 8, who have been capturing arrows on the monster at the roof. I stuck as much as the captain, grabbed his arm, and cried over the din, “Tell them to forestall capturing! He’s the only we’re trying to find! ” “You stated he used to be tiny! ” Moy shouted again. He shouldered his manner throughout the panicking crowd towards his troops. around the sq., Gianni Patto jumped from the roof onto the inn’s balcony. He grinned because the Eight’s arrows bounced futilely off his leathery epidermis. His negative mouth used to be packed with damaged and decaying enamel. He leaped into the group under, villagers scattering round him like ripples in a pond. The 8, now directed by way of Moy, encircled the wild guy, swords drawn. Gianni Patto made no threatening circulate, yet held out his palms, crossed on the wrists, as though asking to be certain. It took a number of attempts, yet Moy did simply that. Gianni provided no resistance. Gianni Patto stared at me around the sq.. I stared again. He didn't seem like he had in my visions. that's, he was once bodily an identical, yet there has been an intelligence in his eyes, whatever I knew yet couldn't identify, a cat-like deviousness. The wild guy roared inarticulately, then roared back, asserting phrases this time and turning my insides to ice: “Sera! Feee-nah! ” How may well he understand my identify? I requested Abdo, yet he didn't reply. i peeked over in alarm; Nan was once on horseback, retaining the wilting boy sooner than her at the saddle. Josquin plucked at my sleeve; he’d been talking, yet I hadn’t been listening. “… Abdo to the palasho,” he repeated, his voice a balm to my frantic center. “The baronet could have the easiest healthcare professional. we have to hurry.