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By: Rachel Hartman
Narrated by: Mandy Williams, Justine Eyre
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Publisher's summary

Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times best seller with eight 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.

"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 best-selling author of Eragon)

©2012 Rachel Hartman (P)2012 Listening Library

Critic reviews

Winner, ALA Best Books for Young Adults, 2013

Nominated, ALA Best Books for Young Adults Top 10

Winner, ALA Notable Children's Book, 2013

Winner, Amazon Best of the Year, 2012

Winner, Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) New Voices Selection, 2012

Short-listed, Cybils, 2012

Nominated, Florida Sunshine State Book Award, 2014

Shortlisted, Kid's Indie Next List \"Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers, 2012

Nominated, Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award, 2014

Winner, William C. Morris YA Debut Award, 2013

Winner, Young Adult Services Division, School Library Journal Author Award

"A book worth hoarding, as glittering and silver-bright as dragon scales, with a heroine who insists on carving herself a place in your mind." (Naomi Novik, New York Times best-selling author of the Temeraire series)
"Seraphina is strong, complex, talented - she makes mistakes and struggles to trust, with good reason, and she fights to survive in a world that would tear her apart. I love this book!" (Tamora Pierce, New York Times best-selling author of the Beka Cooper series)

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