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!