Ahoy there mateys! What better subject for a first post then dragons . . .
seraphina (Rachel Hartman)
Ah dragons! I am always ready for a dragon story and this was a darn good one. The main character, Seraphina, was feisty, intelligent, strong, and fun. Watching Seraphina make mistakes like a real person and then learn from them was refreshing. She is not a super heroine but rather a thoughtful and hardworking one. Particularly entertaining were her discussions with Orma, a dragon, and his responses to seemingly normal questions and situations. The dragon lore in this book was very different from what lore has been in other dragon series. I almost wish there was a lot more of it. Same goes for the history. It is reminiscent of medieval culture. I loved the religious aspects of the Goreddi culture. It is not overdone by any means, but the way that it is referenced in the characters’ speech and the settings helped fill out the world. The book ends suggesting there will be more to come in this series. I cannot wait to read the second novel.
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Amazon says this about the book:
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 before…
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.
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