Dragons and humans are at war in this eagerly awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling fantasy, Seraphina.
Seraphina is tangled in a war between the dragon rebels and the human court. The dark secret of her true identity—half-dragon, half-human—has now become her advantage. Only she has the power to unite the kingdom, and she intends to use it.
Embarking on a life-changing journey, Seraphina seeks to find the rest of her half-dragon brethren, whose unique gifts may make the difference in the battle for the future of her world. But gathering everyone together is no straightforward task. Hidden histories and outright lies surface that make her task almost impossible.
Then Seraphina learns that someone is working against her. What hope is there for brokering peace between dragons and humans when an unlikely enemy is determined to see both go up in flames?
Praise for Seraphina:
A New York Times Bestseller An Indie Bestseller Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award Recipient of 8 Starred Reviews
“Some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read.” —Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
“Full of grace and gravitas.” —The Washington Post
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…
Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for Seraphina’s kind.
Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and humans live and work side by side—but below the surface, tensions and hostilities are on the rise. Seraphina guards her true self with all of her being, but when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, she’s suddenly thrust into the spotlight, drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian.
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 . . . and 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.”—Entertainment Weekly
“[A] lush, intricately plotted fantasy.”—The Washington Post
“Beautifully written. Some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read.”—Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
Meet Seraphina’s sister, Tess, in Rachel Hartman’s brand new fantasy adventure, Tess of the Road.