Summary

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

From the Hardcover edition.