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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.
Winter is coming (brace yourselves) and for me that means a lot paranormal and fantasy and books with "hard" thematic. This is my unwritten rule but I tend to like these genres more in winter while in summer I can enjoy in sweet little and romantic books. But now back to the story.
Seraphina is nothing new in our bookish world cause many of readers have read it and enjoy it. I finally got some time to read it myself. First thing you notice it's a book about dragons and I believe they are maybe the most interesting creatures to read about. At least for me. Here we're entering the new world where people and dragons live in the same world but still in different parts of it. The it interact and live in peace but it's not the land of milk and honey. There are huge differences between them and one species can't understand the other and vice versa. Still they try to keep peace among them but recent events aren't helping them. In the middle of all that is Seraphina who has enough reasons to be on the both sides.
I really liked the fantasy part here. I liked Seraphina as character and I won't even start about Lucian. If only I knew how to draw so I couldn't show you his picture in my head. Ah but then you'd steal him form me so this way he is on safe. I'm kidding of course, but I really enjoyed every moment in the book that had something to do with Lucian. The plot was also interesting, but the thing I didn't like was that sometimes the story went too far and it became too long and it was hard to follow. But the parts whit action were really enjoyable. All in all I'll be waiting for the next book in the series and I expect a lot.
Until the next time,
Well, this book has been getting so much hype form the blogging world. I cannot wait to read it, noting my ever so busy life :POdgovoriIzbriši
GREAT review, Tanja!
Your constant reader,
I hope you'll enjoy it :) :) Thank you :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Amazing review! I loved this one SO MUCH and I'm thrilled you adored it too. Also, I TOTALLY agree with you about Lucian! ;)OdgovoriIzbriši
Thank you :) Yeah I can't wait to see more of him ;)OdgovoriIzbriši
lol. I loved how you started your review with winter is coming. My brother says that a lot randomly.OdgovoriIzbriši
I actually never knew what this book was about even though I've seen it around everywhere. I plan to read it so it's great that you enjoyed it. Thanks for the review (:
She’s Got Books on Her Mind
Oh yeah...it's from The Game of Thrones :) I hope you'll enjoy it :) Thank you :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Oh boy, winter IS here.. *sigh* How I despise snow...OdgovoriIzbriši
And great review, Tanja! Even though I didn't like this book as much as you did, I do agree that Seraphina was a wonderful character. :)
Yay I'm glad you loved this book too Tanja! I agree there aren't enough books on dragons, so I'm glad Hartman decided to take the plunge with this! I loved Lucian too, I can't wait to see what the next book will have in store for us! :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Oh I like show...but the cold I have problems with.OdgovoriIzbriši
Thank you girls :) I hope we'll have a great sequel to this one :)
I agree, it was really good, despite starting kinda slow & I enjoyed it a lot & really liked the characters, and despite Lucian being great, don't worry, I won't steal him from you ;) and I'm looking forward to the next book :)OdgovoriIzbriši
I've heard nothing but good things about this one and the synopsis sounds awesome, but a while back I attempted to read it and ended up giving up after a few page because I was confused by the terms that were being used. May just have to pick it up again at some point and see if I can get past it!OdgovoriIzbriši
Great review. :)
Yeah it's kinda slow at the beginning but later it becomes really great :) And for Lucian thank you :DOdgovoriIzbriši
I hope you'll enjoy it another time Renu :)
Sounds like a well done fantasy. I am intrigued.OdgovoriIzbriši
Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog
Thank you :)OdgovoriIzbriši
I've heard such a lot about this book, most bloggers have it as their favourite read of 2012! I remember being intrigued by dragons after reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! i'm definitely adding Seraphina to my TBR! Awesome review, Tanja! :DOdgovoriIzbriši
Sarika @ The Readdicts
Yeah I think we all wanted a dragon after that :) I hope you'll get to read it soon. :) Thanks :)OdgovoriIzbriši
Great review!! I'm glad you enjoyed this book. I love good fantasy!!OdgovoriIzbriši
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