Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman + a Giveaway

Hello again! Today I'm on yet another tour, this time promoting the release of Rachel Hartman's Shadow Scale, the highly anticipated follow up to Seraphina. As part of the tour, and thanks to the publisher, I'm also able to offer up a copy for giveaway!

I'm a bit short on time today so I'm going with the official synopsis from the publisher here:

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?

This book. Or rather THESE books! With Seraphina and Shadow Scale, Rachel Hartman has created one of the most unique worlds filled with some of the most unique characters ever. Ever! The dragons, the history, the world building, it's all so epically drawn and fully realized that it was like I was right there in the story, experiencing the world first hand. And yes, I know that's what every author aims for but we all know it doesn't always work. Trust me, it works here!

If you haven't come across Hartman's work, even around the blogosphere as of yet, then you may not know that everyone - EVERYONE - sings the praises of Seraphina and now Shadow Scale and you can add me to the bunch!

And now for the giveaway: to enter simply fill out the Rafflecopter below before Monday, March 23. US only and no PO boxes please.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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whitewolfreads said...

I loved Seraphina and can't wait to read Shadow Scale. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

This book sounds great, thanks for the giveaway! :)

Haley said...

I'm not sure if I will be able to wait until March 23rd before buying a copy, but I'd sure love to win one! :) I'm a huge fan of the first book and am so excited to dive into book 2. I found this giveaway through Rachel Hartman's twitter account. Thank you so much for the opportunity!!

Jennifer | Book Den said...

I love that cover! I'm trying to decide which cover I like most.

Anita Yancey said...

I love a book with magic and dragons, and this one sounds like a real winner with me. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Emma A. said...

I really enjoyed how intellectual Seraphina was, so I am looking forward to how she carries that out through Shadow Scale. :)