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At last, the eagerly awaited sequel to Seraphina has arrived—and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.

The kingdom of Goredd: a world where humans and dragons share life with an uneasy balance, and those few who are both human and dragon must hide the truth. Seraphina is one of these, part girl, part dragon, who is reluctantly drawn into the politics of her world. When war breaks out between the dragons and humans, she must travel the lands to find those like herself—for she has an inexplicable connection to all of them, and together they will be able to fight the dragons in powerful, magical ways. 

As Seraphina gathers this motley crew, she is pursued by humans who want to stop her. But the most terrifying is another half dragon, who can creep into people’s minds and take them over. Until now, Seraphina has kept her mind safe from intruders, but that also means she’s held back her own gift. It is time to make a choice: cling to the safety of her old life, or embrace a powerful new destiny?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “One of the major teen releases of the season.”


  • “[Hartman] continues to expand her world with enough history and detail to satisfy even the most questioning of readers, doing it all so naturally that it’s hard to believe this is fiction. Dragon fiction has never flown higher.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The intricate plotting, clever surprises.. and lovely prose make this a worthy conclusion for all of Hartman’s big-hearted characters.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Hartman’s style is leisurely; she builds her epic fantasy carefully, with attention to detail and atmosphere, while letting the plot simmer and allowing just as much to happen off-screen as in Seraphina’s presence. She juggles the large cast skillfully, balancing wide-screen action with intimate character development (including some deft, thoughtful treatments of gender identity), allowing for some subtle yet surprising revelations. This is a worthy and wholly satisfying continuation of Seraphina’s tale.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A listener might get lost in Hartman’s rich, complex plot and detailed world building if not for Mandy Williams’ captivating narration…Williams sweeps us along on the journey, never stumbling over Hartman’s invented words or the panoply of dragon, half-dragon, and human characters. Williams’ soft-edged English accent makes for an appealing Seraphina; she adds a lilt to her voice for Seraphina’s mischievous young friend, Abdo, and makes it higher and sharper for her queen and confidante, Glisselda. It won’t take long for listeners to be drawn into the story’s intrigue or to find themselves rooting for a happy ending. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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