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*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
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“‘Two knights came to the castle today…They claim to have spotted a rogue dragon, flying around the countryside in its natural shape! It’s that awful?’
Awful enough to have her grinning ear to ear. She was a strange little princess.”
Rachel Hartman’s world-building in Seraphina never ceases to amaze me and although I was a little disappointed in its sequel, this first book was phenomenal. Excerpt taken from page 156.
From my review:
“The peace treaty between dragonkind and humankind has always been strained. In Goredd, dragons are allowed to take human form as saarantrai, though some in the kingdom are still wary. Seraphina Dombegh’s close ties to her musical mentor Orma, a saarantras, gives her unique insight into the dragon world. When Prince Rufus is found decapitated, the easiest explanation is a dragon in violation of the truce, but Seraphina suspects someone else might be to blame. As the anniversary of Comonot’s Treaty approaches, Seraphina seeks Prince Lucian’s help to find the real culprit before tensions give way to war and her own secret is revealed.” Read my full review here.