Trailer and Excerpt from “SERAPHINA”, Recommended by Christopher Paolini, Hits the Web

It isn’t often that we cover non-Inheritance books on Shur’tugal. In fact, we usually reserve coverage of these sorts of things for Lytherus — our fantasy, scifi, and horror blog. However, it’s also rare for us to enjoy a book as much as we have enjoyed this new title from Random House — SERAPHINA by Rachel Hartman.

“Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust 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 draws near, however, tensions are high.”

Christopher Paolini himself has “blurbed” the book in a statement featured in the book’s trailer and on the book’s cover, saying: “Beautifully written, well-rounded characters, and some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read in fantasy for a long while. An impressive debut novel; I can’t wait to see what Rachel Hartman writes next.” (Additional praise comes from authors such as Naomi Novik, Tamora Pierce, and Ellen Kushner.)

Entertainment Weekly has an exclusive reveal of the book trailer and a nineteen page prologue to the story available for free! Check them out and let us know if you’ll be picking up this new dragon-driven series when it hits stores in July!

  • Hot damn, that prologue is awesome! I think I’ve gotta go pick this book up ASAP!

  • Korra

    Will there be a kindle version?

  • Alexis

    Wow, can’t believe that there has been so many new articles. I’ve been rereading the Inheritance Cycle to help with my CP addiction, this should also help

  • Holy cow! I don’t come here for a week, and then suddenly there are like five new articles!

  • Korra

    Wow, this book sounds really good! I an so going to get it when it comes out!

  • The Grey Rider

    When I saw a reccomendation from CP, I was interested.
    When I saw that Naomi Novik had added her praise to it, I took a look.

    Good rule of thumb:
    If two of your favourite authors reccomend a book, give it a look.
    Hell yes am I getting this book.

  • I absolutely DEVOURED this book when I received a copy of it and know that it’s going to go over really well with you guys (Inheritance fans). We’re planning some cool stuff over on Lytherus to dive a bit deeper into the book and can’t wait to share that with you soon!