In hartmans splendid prose debut, humans and dragonswho can take human form but not human feelinghave lived in uneasy peace for 40 years. 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. A book worth hoarding, as glittering and silverbright as dragon scales, with a heroine who insists on carving herself a place in your mind. Actually, when she left, thats when the book really took off for me.
Morris award for the best young adult work by a debut author. Feb 19, 2014 seraphina is high fantasy younng adult novel, but not in the watered down way some young adult novels like to pretend they are high fantasy. Rachel earned a degree in comparative literature but eschewed graduate school in favor of bookselling and drawing comics. With its logicdriven shapeshifting dragons, arcane saintfilled religion, and music permeated, culturally rich, medievallike setting, seraphina by rachel hartman is easily of my favorite books of all time. List of characters in seraphina seraphina wiki fandom. The lack of orma in this book means i didnt find this one quite so moving but hartman finds a good antagonist for seraphina. Seraphina series audiobooks listen to the full series. Jul 01, 2012 seraphina is a book written by rachel hartman, published on july 10 2012.
Sixteenyearold seraphina dombegh has reason to fear both sides. Seraphina is a cleverly conceived and wellexecuted comingofage fantasy novel, rich in detail yet not overwhelming in its dragon lore. Jun 20, 2012 four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of goredd. I really enjoy stories where people discover they have hidden talents or are finally able to reveal gifts that have long been kept secret, just like seraphina, hartman s main character. Its a wonderful fantasy with plenty of drama, murder, intrigue, secrets, investigations, plots, adventure, and suspense. Rachel hartman is an american artist of comics and author of young adult fantasy books best known for her seraphina and tess of the road series. Like its predecessor seraphina, shadow scale has some lovely lines in it. I adored seraphina, rachel hartmans debut novel, and the.
It was released in hardcover, ebook, and audio book format on march 10, 2015. From the first line of the very first chapter, i knew seraphina was a book i would love. Shadow scale is very long, which isnt necessarily a bad thing, but even with the. Author rachel hartman has created a singularly resourceful and empathetic heroine in young music teacher seraphina dombegh. A war between rebel dragons and those dragons loyal to the peace treaty with. The world building continues to be among the most wonderful ive encountered. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read seraphina. Born in kentucky, rachel has lived in philadelphia, chicago, st. In a world where dragons and humans coexist in an uneasy truce and dragons can assume human form, seraphina, whose mother died giving birth to her, grapples with her own identity amid magical secrets and royal scandals, while she struggles to accept and develop her extraordinary musical talents. It centers around the fictional kingdom of goredd, in a world where dragons roam and walk amongst humans, in human form called saarantras. Rachel hartmans awardwinning debut will have you looking at dragons as youve never imagined them before. Oct 27, 2019 3 stars seraphina is the first book in the seraphina series by rachel hartman.
Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the queens guard, the dangerously perceptive prince lucian kiggs. Reading rachel hartman s seraphina had me thinking about those ingredients of a story that appeal to me most, probably because her book pleased me so much. Seraphina series, book 2 by rachel hartman and mandy williams and w. Some fabulous people are already saying some fabulous things about the book. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. The effort that rachel hartman put into crafting her world perfectly leaves you to realise your breathless. I was a bit worried about this, since it would take seraphina away from kiggs and everything that i knew. Condition is good, there are a couple of marks on the books. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend. Seraphina and shadow scale 2 dragon fantasy books by rachel hartman. I first picked up this book for a light holiday read over the summer, since the space held by my favourite book series skulduggery pleasant, needed to be filled.
It has its own religion, cultures, languages, races, places and more. In shadow scale, seraphina travels around the neighboring kingdoms looking for the other halfdragons. Foreign language rights to the novel have been sold. In seraphina, dragons and humans maintain an uneasy peace and for a woman who is both there is nowhere to turn for. Fandom apps take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Shadow scale seraphina book 2 enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. Seraphina book columbus metropolitan library bibliocommons. Rachel hartmans awardwinning debut will have you looking at dragons as youve never imagined them before in the kingdom of goredd, dragons and humans.
In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, rachel hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device required. She now lives with her family in vancouver, canada. Abdo and seraphina find two halfdragons who join them, nedouard, a talented. Shadow scale starts about three months after the events of seraphina. Seraphina book king county library system bibliocommons. Her first ya fantasy novel, seraphina, was published by random house on july 10th, 2012. Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust. As a child, rachel hartman played cello, lipsynched mozart operas with her sisters, and fostered the deep love of music that inspired much of seraphina. Shadow scale seraphina, book 2 by rachel hartman book cover, description, publication history.
Sign me up to get more news about young adult books. As musician seraphina describes it, attempting to educate the princess, humans are like cockroaches to dragons, but interesting. Seraphina by rachel hartman is a fantasy novel about a young woman torn between keeping a lifelong secret and. She was born in kentucky but lived in numerous places including lexington, philadelphia, chicago, kentucky, st. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Rachel hartmans awardwinning debut will have you looking at dragons as youve never imagined them before seraphina is a halfdragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for seraphinas kind. Parents need to know that shadow scale is a sequel to the acclaimed fantasy seraphina, which won the 20 william c. The book was published on july 10, 2012, by random house publishing and was ranked at number 8 the new york times best seller list in its first week of publication. Seraphina s tortuous journey to selfacceptance is one readers will remember long after theyve turned the final page.
Unfortunately this book as a whole isnt nearly as satisfying as the first one in the duology. Its female protagonist is smart, resourceful, brave, and empathetic, and the novel promotes the value of learning to see more than one facet of a person. Jul 10, 2012 seraphina ebook written by rachel hartman. This study guide consists of approximately 59 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of seraphina. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered in suspiciously draconian fashion. Shadow scale is a 2015 fantasy novel by rachel hartman and is the sequel and conclusion to her 2012 debut seraphina. My minor criticisms are that at points the events can come so hard and fast that is a bit tricky to understand them and the major denouement is a bit odd. Buy a cheap copy of seraphina book by rachel hartman. Seraphina is a new york times bestselling childrens chapter book.
The dragons could destroy the humans, but they are too fascinated by them. Seraphina and shadow scale 2 books by rachel hartman. Seraphina is a 2012 fantasy novel by rachel hartman and is her debut novel. Seraphina by hartman, rachel and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
Rachel was born in kentucky, but has lived a variety of places including chicago, philadelphia, st. Rachel hartmans first ya fantasy novel, seraphina, will be published by random house on july 10th, 2012. These two book continue to weave connections between the worlds rachel hartman has populated with good, evil and the ability to connect,or. Shadow scale seraphina book 2 kindle edition by rachel hartman author visit amazons rachel hartman page. Seraphina and shadow scale 2 books by rachel hartman ebay. As a child, rachel hartman played cello, lipsynched mozart operas with her sisters, and fostered the deep love of music that inspired much of her awardwinning debut novel, seraphina. At one point in the book, lucian and seraphina see each other for a brief. Seraphinas tortuous journey to selfacceptance is one readers will remember long after theyve turned the final page. Here are some things that are already being said about seraphina by some fabulous authors.1139 1167 1349 1558 1251 292 680 404 1535 329 1023 332 624 325 1055 1542 740 987 465 997 654 1474 813 1108 934 969 1200 1391 1065 529 237 303 605 376 876 306 141 981 1386