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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375966569
Author:
Hartman, Rachel
Publisher:
Random House Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Mythical
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
fantasy;dragons;ya;young adult;fiction;music;romance;mystery;teen;identity;family;secrets;royalty;medieval;politics;high fantasy;prejudice;musicians;war;dragon;adventure;murder;girls;teen fiction;peace;self-actualization;love
Subject:
fantasy;dragons;ya;young adult;fiction;music;romance;mystery;identity;teen;family;secrets;royalty;medieval;politics;high fantasy;prejudice;musicians;adventure;war;dragon;girls;novel;murder;teen fiction;love;self-actualization;peace
Edition Description:
Library binding
Publication Date:
20120731
Binding:
LIBRARY BOUND
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.6 x 5.77 x 1.49 in 1.24 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 512 pages Random House Books for Young Readers - English 9780375966569 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In her New York Times bestselling and Morris Award-winning debut, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an alternative-medieval world to fantasy and science-fiction readers of all ages. Eragon-author Christopher Paolini calls them, "Some of the most interesting dragons I've read in fantasy."

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

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"Synopsis" by , In her New York Times bestselling debut, Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons, and an utterly original alternative-medieval world, to fantasy and science-fiction readers of all ages.

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers. As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.

Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician, she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered—in suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.

From the Hardcover edition.

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