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Rachel Hartman (1) (1972–)

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Rachel Hartman was born in Kentucky but has lived in several places including Chicago, Philadelphia, England and Japan. She has a BA in Comparative Literature. After graduating she began drawing comic books. Her title Shadow Scale made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. (Bowker Author vis mere Biography) vis mindre


Værker af Rachel Hartman

Seraphina (2012) 3,761 eksemplarer
Shadow Scale (2015) 1,195 eksemplarer
Tess of the Road (2018) 809 eksemplarer
In the Serpent's Wake (2022) 150 eksemplarer
The Audition (2012) 121 eksemplarer
Belondweg Blossoming (2002) 67 eksemplarer
The New One {short story} (2016) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

A Taste of Serendib (2003) — Illustrator — 21 eksemplarer
Friends of Lulu Presents: Broad Appeal (2003) — Bidragyder — 16 eksemplarer

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Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Vancouver, Canada




I did like it, but wow maybe it should've just been Seraphina and that's it.
sweetimpact | 79 andre anmeldelser | Jan 18, 2024 |
I really enjoyed this fun dragon book. The spunky female lead was cranky and smart, without feeling like it was overdone. The male romantic interest was also smart, funny, courageous, and honest. It seems like in these fantasy romantic adventure books, the fellow is underwhelming, but i found this gentleman worth falling for. There is plenty of mystery and secrets. The dragons can take human form and the description of them describes some people on the autism spectrum, is is just me or do characters with asbergers keep popping increasing, or do I just have a name for these personalty traits now?… (mere)
mslibrarynerd | 256 andre anmeldelser | Jan 13, 2024 |
Wow, I really liked this book! The main character, Seraphina, is a very nice heroine, very likable, smart and brave. I particularly like the ability she somehow got from her mixed heritage: the ability to reach out to other half-dragons. I also enjoyed the side characters: the buoyant princess Glisselda, the inquisitive prince Kiggs, the cantankerous music master Viridius, and of course the 'rational' Orma, who turns out to have a less rational side as well. I liked the dragons in general, particularly their inability to understand human emotions and manners.
The story had many sides to it: the murder of prince Rufus, Seraphina's struggle to keep her secret secret, while at the same time discovering her own abilities, the relationship between Seraphina and Glisselda and Kiggs. I don't always like too many storylines, but in this case, it worked.
And last but not least, this book was simply easy to read. I almost had to kick myself to bed, instead of keeping on reading, and it read like a train. I hope part 2 is out already, I'm going to check right after finishing this review!
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zjakkelien | 256 andre anmeldelser | Jan 2, 2024 |
Reasons I personally loved this book:
-Seraphina is a wonderful protagonist.
-Rachel Hartman's obvious love of music.
-The portrayal of dragons in general.
--Orma, more specifically.
-Glisselda's character development.
-Lucian Kiggs in his more desperate moments.
--Everyone in their more desperate moments.
--Lucian Kiggs' name.
-The entire plot. Rachel Hartman has plot twists down to an art: surprising but not out of thin air. I imagine the book has great reread value.
-The humans are compassionate and passionate, and it balances the dragons' calculating nature beautifully. Infact the entire novelis built on compassion. (I might be biased. I do love emotional fantasy.)

What I disliked:
-The open ending. It makes sense and there's nothing necessarily wrong with it, but I'm worried about the sequel. All the conflicts I was truly invested in have been resolved and I'm worried about finding the sequel trivial. Of course, I might also be fantastically surprised.
-Trivial, but bothersome: why is there not a map? This is definitely a mappish book.
… (mere)
and-then | 256 andre anmeldelser | Dec 29, 2023 |



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