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... Seraphina is a half-dragon, descended from a dragon mother who took human form and a father who has no particular fondness for Seraphina's kind. Not that anyone else does either. Hers is a world where dragons and humans live and work side by side--but below the surface, tensions and hostilities are on the rise. Seraphina guards her true self with all of her being, but when a member of the royal family is brutally murdered, she's suddenly thrust into the spotlight, drawn into the investigation alongside the dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian. 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 . . . and 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 Meet Seraphina's sister, Tess, in Rachel Hartman's brand new fantasy adventure, Tess of the Road .