The kingdom of Goredd is populated by humans and by dragons who clothe themselves in human form. Though they live alongside each other, the peace between them is uneasy. But when a member of the royal family is murdered, and the crime appears to have been committed by a dragon, the peace and treaty between both worlds is seriously threatened...
Into this comes Seraphina, a gifted musician who joins the royal court as the assistant to the court composer. She is soon drawn into the murder investigation and, as she uncovers hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace in Goredd for good, finds herself caught desperately in the middle of the tension. For Seraphina hides a secret - the secret behind her musical gift - and if she is found out, her life is in terrible danger...
Rachel Hartman is Canadian and this is her first YA novel. She is also the author of a minicomic, Amy Unbound. She was born in Kentucky, USA, but has lived in England, Japan, Mexico and Canada. She has a degree in comparative literature, has written and illustrated comic books, and has worked in a variety of bookstores. When she's not writing, she enjoys bellydancing, music, playing games, and walking her whippet. Rachel lives with her family in Vancouver, BC, where the natural beauty is well worth the rain.
Author: Rachel Hartman