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“Fantastically written, the author weaves fantasy into the middle ages like she was there herself. Readers will fall i nlove with the heroine and her cast of characters as she battles through internal and external conflicts all in the name of what is just and right.
“It was a good book!”Blake Rascon wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I have to review this wonderful debut read of Rachel Hartman, Seraphina! What a wonderful adventure and world that Hartman builds in her stunning story about a magical land that blends together the world of humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd in an entirely new way. The story behind how they have come to be at peace, the underlying tensions between them both and the realities of living side by side is very unique as well.
We enter into this era where dragons take human form to co-exist with humans as ambassadors at court as scholars, musicians, teachers, etc. Tensions and mistrust grow between the two races as the anniversary of the treaty between Dragons and the human race draw near. Court musician assistant, Seraphina Dombegh, our main heroine, is caught in a difficult place as her secret is one that could mean her life. As tensions continue to build, there is a royalty murder that captures Seraphina's interest and as she partners with the captain of the Queen's Guard, Prince Lucian Kiggs, her secret becomes harder and harder to conceal along with her feelings. Can she keep the peace of the human and the draconian race while keeping her secret? The more time she spends with perceptive Prince Lucian the more he seems to dig and learn about her.
It is no surprise to me that Rachel Hartman's book won the coveted Morris Award. Hartman does an amazing job building the characters, elaborating on the beautiful architecture and countryside and weaving the mythological story of Seraphina. This is a great debut and I look forward to reading what is to come!”
“I loved this book, so beautifully written and I loved the take on dragons.”Zombie Katie wrote this review 8 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Green Mountain Book Award”Engaging Literature wrote this review 9 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a fantastic fantasy novel. I won't say it's not complicated with the language and a whole new world to learn, which does make it difficult to get into at first. But once you do, it was great! I loved the characters and the world. I didn't realize it was going to be a series (probably should have...) but I really look forward to reading more. Definitely a book for fantasy lovers and those that don't mind looking up a word or two. It does have a glossary in the back (which I would have liked to know about from the beginning), along with a cast of characters. ”Liz wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“half human half dragon can she lead all of the half dragons?
“Meh. Started out with lots of musical references, then bogged down in odd dragon details, half-blood peoples and slow pacing.”Robin H wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“A great fantasy story about dragons and humans and the uneasy peace that exists between them in the kingdom of Goredd.”Mt Alvernia College wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really didn't like this when i first picked this up. So much so that i put it down again. But i had to read it for work and i liked it in the end. I'm not going to rush out and get the next one when it comes out (yes spoiler there will be another one). I felt the main character Seraphina was winggy and annoying but i became intrigued in her past and her abilities. One to look out for and worth sticking with it. ”Rachele W wrote this review 3 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Although I thought the book was interesting in terms of the world the author created, there was little explanation to what new terms meant. Also, the storyline lacked development and movement. I soon gave up hoping for change in the plot. Overall, the characters and dragon society was unique but it just the spark need to keep the readers interested. ”Sandra M wrote this review Monday, April 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No