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February 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Seraphina and Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman – Giveaway

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Seraphina and Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman

blog tour!

We are thrilled to be able to share these books with you,
and offer you a chance to win copies of your own!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

Seraphina

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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Shadow-Scale

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous “Best of” lists. At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways.

As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: Cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

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Rachel Hartman

Rachel Hartman lives and writes in Vancouver, BC.

Her first YA fantasy novel, Seraphina, was published by Random House on July 10th, 2012. Here are some things that are already being said about Seraphina by some fabulous authors:

“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.” — Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire series.

“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!” — Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author.

“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.” — Ellen Kushner, World Fantasy Award-winning author.

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21 Comments

  1. Susan Heim
    2/27/2015

    My dragon would be my favorite color: burgundy (a deep red wine color)!
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  2. YvonneJ
    2/27/2015

    I actually have a pet dragon. She is red and gold and was handcrafted by Julie Kagawa author of Talon.

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  3. Carl
    2/27/2015

    Well, I’d kind of like it if he blended in to the local landscape so brown and green if he’s land-based or blue/green if he likes the water. Thanks

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  4. Sophia Rose
    2/27/2015
  5. Ramona
    2/27/2015

    Forever purple! :)
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  6. holdenj
    2/27/2015

    I think natural colors would be best, maybe forest green with taupe and hints of rust.

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  7. Christina C.
    2/27/2015

    My dragon would be blue.

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  8. Jillyn
    2/27/2015

    I would love a silvery blue dragon.

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  9. Susan T.
    2/27/2015

    I think my dragon would be silver and glittery!

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  10. Karina Hernandez
    2/27/2015

    My dragon would be yellow.

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  11. Mary G Loki
    2/27/2015

    Either a Slate Grey or an Opal color!

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  12. Oooh, my dragon would have a blush and pale gold body with lavender eyes! Thank you for the giveaway chance! (:

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  13. Hannah Davies
    2/28/2015

    My pet dragon would be black or gold!

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  14. Beth
    3/2/2015

    My dragon would look a lot like Toothless I think. Cute but ferocious when she’d have to be.
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  15. Summer
    3/4/2015

    A sunshiny yellow.

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  16. Marni J
    3/7/2015

    I would love a dragon that has shimmers of blue, green and gold in it. When excited his colors would almost pulsate and shimmer.
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  17. Erica
    3/11/2015

    Deep teal with lavender accents and opalescent scales

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  18. Sabrina
    3/17/2015

    Gold, like Anne McCaffrey’s queen dragons!

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  19. Viki S.
    3/19/2015

    My pet dragon would be blue.

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  20. Lekeisha
    3/21/2015

    My pet dragon would be purple with shimmering pink wings. Don’t ask. LOL

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  21. Sherry Hoernig
    3/26/2015

    Royal Blue & Silver!!! My two favorite colors…

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