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ISBN13: 9780375866562
ISBN10: 0375866566
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"He was going to kill you," I said, my chin quivering.  "I had to do something."

Damn propriety.  Forgive me, St. Clare.  

I stepped forward and took him in my arms.  He was exactly my height, which surprised me; my awe of him had made him seem taller.  He emitted a whimper of protest, or maybe surprise, but wrapped his arms around me and buried his face in my hair, half weeping, half scolding me.

"Life is so short," I said, not sure why I was saying it, not even sure if that was really true for someone like me.

We were still standing there, clinging to each other, our feet ice-cold in the snow, when Orma landed on the next hilltop, followed closely by Basind.  Kiggs lifted his head and stared at them, big-eyed.  My heart fell.

I'd told him I had no devices.  I'd lied right to the prince's face, and here was the proof: the dragon I'd called, and his dimwitted sidekick.

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Sherrah, January 30, 2013 (view all comments by Sherrah)
Loved this one! Beautiful writing, a strong and interesting heroine, and dragons!
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LavenderPixie, January 16, 2013 (view all comments by LavenderPixie)
Dragons are the vampires of yesterday! Interesting take on dragons, their role in 'society' and how this role can seem perfectly normal, acceptable, realistic to the storyline!

This is a hot topic for the young adult readers. I think I'd have enjoyed this book a lot more if I'd read it when I was younger!
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Joanna S Stein, January 12, 2013 (view all comments by Joanna S Stein)
I gobbled up high fantasy like this by the shelf-full as a teenager but it's been a while since I had picked up a recent publication. My thirteen year-old self would have adored Seraphina even more than my present self does. It's a smart, magical and romantic book with just the right number of cruel dangers for a smart, mysterious and plucky heroine to fight against.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375866562
Author:
Hartman, Rachel
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Mythical
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Publication Date:
20120710
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
38.5 x 10.5 x 7 in 16.2 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 480 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375866562 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

Imagine... a vividly crafted world in which dragons and the veneration of saints figure prominently. Tight, evocative prose. A stoic, thoughtful, and wise heroine who just wants to make music, torn between the world of humans and the world of dragons. Now imagine that this story has been marketed to the young-adult crowd. Surprised? So was I! If you have a weakness for richly detailed fantasy, Seraphina will make you swoon. Give it a chance — even if you've never picked up a young-adult title before!

"Staff Pick" by ,

This is the kind of book that fantasy fans wait years to read. Superb writing mixed with great characters and, of course, dragons! Though it's a young adult title, this book will please fans of all ages. Seraphina is the perfect kind of heroine for today's readers: strong, independent, and full of potential.

"Review" by , "Beautifully written, well-rounded characters, and some of the most interesting dragons I've read in fantasy for a long while. An impressive debut novel; I can't wait to see what Rachel Hartman writes next."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "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!"
"Review" by , "A wonderful mix of thrilling story, fascinating characters, and unique dragonlore. I loved being in Seraphina's world!"
"Review" by , "Just when you thought there was nothing new to say about dragons, it turns out there is, and plenty! Rachel Hartman's rich invention never fails to impress — and to convince. It's smart and funny and original, and has characters I will follow to the ends of the earth."
"Review" by , "Hartman proves dragons are still fascinating in this impressive high fantasy. Equal parts political thriller, murder mystery, bittersweet romance, and coming-of-age story, this is an uncommonly good fantasy....An exciting new series to watch."
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