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Shadow Scale

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As Seraphina travels the Southlands in search of the other half-breeds to help in the war effort, the dragon. General Comonot and his Loyalists fight against the upstart Old Guard - with the fate of Goredd and the other human countries hanging in the balance. The gripping sequel to the bestselling Seraphina.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 193 x 31mm | 336g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552566012
  • 9780552566018
  • 8,895

Review quote

"[A] worthy and wholly satisfying continuation of Seraphina's tale" Publishers Weekly "Intricate plotting, clever surprises (including the identities of Goredd's Saints), and lovely prose make this a worthy conclusion for all of Hartman's big-hearted characters." Booklist "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 "Full of enticing characters, both good and evil ... rife with danger and adventure." Quill & Quire "This book's villain is one of the most terrifying I've encountered ... I also loved, with a passion verging on the desperate, the fact that this fantasy world contains people of color, trans characters, gay characters, and languages that acknowledge multiple genders ... Shadow Scale demonstrates that all these other ways of being are present and accounted for in the magnificent tapestry of its world." NPR Books (US publication)show more

About Rachel Hartman

Rachel Hartman is Canadian and her first YA novel was Seraphina, the New York Times bestseller. She is also the author of a mini-comic, Amy Unbound.show more

Review Text

"Full of enticing characters, both good and evil . . . rife with danger and adventure."show more

Back cover copy

Can there be peace between humans and dragons? Or will war destroy them all? For years, Seraphina has kept a dark secret - she is half-dragon, half-human. Now, as the dragons' civil war spills south, threatening her homeland, Seraphina's hidden identity becomes an advantage. She alone can unite the kingdom of Goredd. She alone can gather the other half-dragons and help them use their gifts to stop the war.show more

Rating details

10,905 ratings
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5 25% (2,686)
4 38% (4,154)
3 26% (2,883)
2 8% (906)
1 3% (276)
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