Seraphina by Rachel Hartman is due out on July 10th. I’ve already had the pleasure of reading it, and the book was fantastic, refreshingly original, and super exciting. We will be bringing you the review and possibly some more goodies I can’t talk about in detail at the moment, but I wanted to share that EW.com has recently posted both an excerpt of the prologue and the book trailer for this marvelous book.
What’s it about? Here’s the description from amazon:
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.
In her exquisitely written fantasy debut, Rachel Hartman creates a rich, complex, and utterly original world. Seraphina’s tortuous journey to self-acceptance is one readers will remember long after they’ve turned the final page.
Fantasy authors like Christopher Paolini, Naomi Novik, Ellen Kushner, and Tamora Pierce have already sung Seraphina’s praises. Fans of fantasy, dragons, and excellent character development should definitely check this out. The content is exclusive to EW.com, so you’ll have to click here to link to it.
Tell us what you think! This is one of the most anticipated books of the summer; will you be reading it?