Seraohina Author:Rachel Hartman Four decades of peace, created by a three generation old treaty, has done little to ease the distrust 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 draw... more »s near, however, tensions are high.
Seraphina Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. As an unusually talented musician, she joins the court just as a beloved member of the royal family is murdered-in a suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the investigation, partnering up with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the dangerously perceptive Price Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, a secret so terrible that the discovery of it could mean her very life.« less