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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

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    A Phenomenal Breathe of Fresh Air

    I was drawn to this book by the promise of an original take on Dragon lore and I was not disappointed! I can't say enough how breathtaking it was to read a new perspective on dragons. Hartman brings you into a world you've never dared to imagine and that's saying something in this day and age. Searching is a beautiful blend of a historical medieval setting and the unique fantasy of the world of dragons. Every character we were presented with was original, memorable, and unforgettable as we followed the most unique leading character of all through finding and accepting herself, the seething beginnings of war and love. Although I will say that Orma did steal my heart. I think you will agree that Seraphina shows everyone that life is lighter when we learn to accept ourselves, scales and all. if you're looking for a book that takes you in, intrigues you and holds you to the very last word, look no further.


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