Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 7 - 12Grades 3 - 6n/a6.0112929
Lyrical, imaginative, and wholly original, this New York Times bestseller with 8 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 bestselling author of Eragon
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published on July 10, 2012 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0375866566
ISBN-13: 9780375866562
6 Book Reviews
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  • Camijoe Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 8:46 pm
    I really liked this book, but it was really long. I feel as though nothing really proceeded to happen.
    • scarletnews101
      scarletnews101Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:57 am
      The peculiar girl Seraphina has a really amazing gift and a dragon for herself.
      • kittykitkat
        kittykitkatFriday, May 12, 2017 at 9:57 am11 star
        I didn't really like it. It lost my intrest.
        • stargazer
          stargazerSunday, January 18, 2015 at 7:20 pm
          I want this book
          • busboyMonday, September 30, 2013 at 12:12 pm
            This book is AWESOME!!!!!
            • minisp2
              minisp2Friday, September 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm44 stars
              A heroine I can cope with! She takes action into her own hands instead of whining about it to others. Puzzled with the ending, so looking forward to the next installment.