Review: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

UK cover of Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, UK edition cover.

Title: Seraphina (Seraphina #1)
Author: Rachel Hartman
Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Young Adult
Publisher: Doubleday (19th July 2012)

A fragile peace has been achieved in the realm of Goredd, and dragons and humans live together in harmony.

But the truce is shattered when a royal prince is brutally murdered – could dragons be to blame?

Seraphina, a talented court musician harbouring secrets of her own, is drawn into the investigation and uncovers a darker plot, one that threatens the very existence of the kingdom. And soon her own life is in terrible danger as she fights to hide the secret behind her amazing gift . . .

Rating: *** (3 stars)

I am a fan of a good sword and sorcery fantasy with a strong female lead. The fact that Seraphina also has dragons, and is recommended by several of my favourite writers, sold this book to me. I had to give it a try, even if I wasn’t a fan of the UK cover.

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