Shadow Scale

Shadow Scale Seraphina took the literary world by storm with starred reviews and numerous Best of lists At last her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons

Seraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous Best of lists At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.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 onSeraphina took the literary world by storm with 8 starred reviews and numerous Best of lists At last, her eagerly awaited sequel has arrived and with it comes an epic battle between humans and dragons.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

  • Ò Shadow Scale Æ Rachel Hartman
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Shadow Scale

  1. Rachel Hartman lives and writes in Vancouver, BC.Her first YA fantasy novel, Seraphina, was published by Random House on July 10th, 2012 Here are some things that are already being said about Seraphina by some fabulous authors A book worth hoarding, as glittering and silver bright as dragon scales, with a heroine who insists on carving herself a place in your mind Naomi Novik, New York Times bestselling author of the Temeraire series Seraphina is strong, complex, talented she makes mistakes and struggles to trust, with good reason, and she fights to survive in a world that would tear her apart I love this book Tamora Pierce, New York Times bestselling author Just when you thought there was nothing new to say about dragons, it turns out there is, and plenty Rachel Hartman s rich invention never fails to impress and to convince It s smart and funny and original, and has characters I will follow to the ends of the earth Ellen Kushner, World Fantasy Award winning author.

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  1. When it comes to Shadow Scale, I confess I remain conflicted Hartman s highly anticipated sequel to Seraphina is the type of novel I ve gone and pinned all my hopes and dreams on I loved Seraphina like I ve loved few other books when I first read it and its beauty never dwindled upon my multiple re reads Thus, I expected to adore Shadow Scale just as much as I loved its predecessor Unfortunately, though Shadow Scale is a beautifully written sequel and a truly impeccable ending to this unexpected [...]


  2. Seraphina was a very delightful read After finishing Shadow Scale , I felt like I have read a book from a totally different author What happened It was tedious to read and the ending frustrated me Nothing is as disappointing to me in a book than a promising, engaging story ruined by an author who lacked the stamina, or imagination, to finish what they began For anyone who remembers cassette players, it s like listening to a beautiful piece of music and just as you build to the climax, the tape s [...]



  3. SpoilersSo long and boring, I thought it would never end The only parts I somewhat enjoyed where when Seraphina was back in Goredd or when she was interacting with Comonot, Orma, Eskar or Glisselda Everything else was utter rubbish I wasn t impressed that most of the plot consisted of Seraphina travelling to different places so she could find other ityasaari half dragons It was all very repetitive, Seraphina would go somewhere and search for her fellow half dragons, she d find them, then there d [...]



  4. This was, hands down, one of the most frustrating and disappointing sequels I have ever read Warning Spoilers Below First of all, I have to say, I loved Seraphina Devoured it Stayed up ridiculously late reading just one chapter And I love those kinds of books they usually inspire an undying loyalty to the author But in this caseI m than a little angry Which is not a good thing to be at 3 00 in the morning Where to start Perhaps with the pacing Seraphina took a while to get into but then, so di [...]


  5. I was so sure this was going to be a 5 star read I was so excited to start.So what happened The kingdom of Goredd is heading towards war as they are caught in the middle of a conflict between Loyalist dragons who want to keep the peace with humans, and those that wish to go to destroy humans Seraphina is sent on a quest to bring the other half dragons called ityasaari together in defense of Goredd Her travels bring out an old enemy, who has the ability to take over others minds Seraphina must fi [...]



  6. What happened I loved Seraphina I gave it 5 stars But Shadow Scale has left me so bitterly disappointed I could cry All the things I loved about the first book were gone in this one This book was so slow, and so long and just dull It was hard to get through, and it took me forever to read it Seraphina was slow paced as well, but it wasn t dull In this book Seraphina spends the whole book blaming herself for things that aren t her fault and not doing what needs to be done She was very much a paci [...]


  7. Shortly following the events of Seraphina, Shadow Scale shows us a different side of the eponymous heroine For the first time in her life, Seraphina is free For the first time every, she s free from the fear of hiding her half dragon, half human parentage, and lives as a valued, important, even loved member of Goredd s court Serving openly as a trusted adviser to Queen Glisselda, Seraphina helps Selda grapple with her new rulership in the midst of a draconian war that threatens the lives of all [...]



  8. 2014 Seriously how are you going to publish one book in 2012 and then the next two years after That s not cool, not cool at all man The suspense is absolutely killing me, when it comes out I might have forgotten important things about Seraphina and will have to skim through it again or something I m just, just UPDATE 4 30 13So has a title How very interesting Now I can look forward to the cover release, then finally the actual book looks at release date, cries on the inside Why Rachel why By the [...]


  9. Shadow Scale is the long awaited sequel to our beloved Seraphina, and it s a worthy one There s no denying the value of Rachel Hartman s prose, the vividness of her imagination, or the quality of her many characters Shadow Scale may have been a beast to write , but the end result is a book the likes of which we rarely see That s not to say that Shadow Scale is without its issues, but those only come to light when we isolate the book and judge it by much higher standards When analyzed comparative [...]


  10. Escamas es la segunda y ltima parte del libro Seraphina donde la protagonista es una semi drag n Realmente no s que decir, Seraphina me encant por que fue la primera vez que le a algo sobre dragones y la ambientaci n me pareci incre ble y las descripciones y todo Pero en esta segunda parte sent que hab an muchas cosas que b sicamente sobraban, o por lo menos en vez de que tenga sus 600 p ginas podr a haber acabado en 450 o as S que el estilo de Rachel es as pero la verdad me aburr bastante en la [...]


  11. Seraphina is a half dragon half human musician who, in the last book, was trying to hide her identity from those around her because, in this world where dragons are real, her existence was considered an abomination by religious authorities How would a human and a dragon come together to make such a child, you ask Dragons can take human form when they choose to, the trouble is that, they re not very human like in their actions and behavior, even when they do Dragons consider emotions to be beneat [...]


  12. Shortly after finishing Seraphina, Argona and I decided to read Shadow Scale The first half of this book focuses on Seraphina and her search for her fellow ityasaari human dragon hybrids It was interesting, but sadly that was as good as it got We were then introduced to Jannoula, who is Seraphina s nemesis That s around the time when things started to get a little dull Towards the final 20%, things picked up and I had hope again I even finished this book two days in advance out of sheer curiosit [...]


  13. Bookdepository and set the release date to April 22, 2014 2014 NOO November 2013 New release date for April 2015 WHY T_____T


  14. Mejora en casi todo lo que fallaba en la primera parte Sigue sin ser un libro con un ritmo trepidante pero, aunque algo pausadamente, no dejan de suceder cosas interesantes La trama es m s compleja, m s interesante, y sobre todo, m s variada Es un libro largo, s , pero porque pasa por muchos estadios Variado es la palabra variado en personajes aunque sin abandonar nunca a su protagonista , variado en tipos de trama, variado en escenarios Algo que ech de menos en Seraphina fue precisamente eso va [...]


  15. I was snooping around Ms Hartman s blog hoping to find some awesome stuff and my efforts paid off LOOK WHAT I UNCOVERED MY LIFE IS COMPLETE.2015 Hello I need dragons in my life I know that Seraphina didn t end on a cliffhanger but still, I was totally expecting a 2013 release date for the second, only to find out that it s going to be released next year.Oh well, I guess I can wait if the second is going to be every bit as epic as the first or even better I m also really digging the name 3When th [...]


  16. I ve read Seraphina numerous times before, and I really hope this will be a decent sequel I admit I do have high expectations if the first book is anything to judge this one by But I really hope Hartman continued writing as incredibly as she did in the first book


  17. Shadow Scale had a much complex feel to it then the first book Seraphina I personally consider these books to be adult fantasy with crossover young adult appeal Not because they have adult content they don t But because while Seraphina is young she is for all intents and purposes an adult The first book was closer to being a YA novel with a simpler plot while Shadow Scale toed the line for me towards epic fantasy with its much slower build and deeper world building as well as a broader scope to [...]


  18. Oh hey Haven t written a review in some time, so bear with whatever comes next Also this is actually 3.5 5I absolutely loved Seraphina The writing was exquisite, the descriptions were captivating I was almost immediately transported into a very well constructed and intricate world The characters were unique, and intelligent The relationships were very compelling, especially the Seraphina Orma one.All of these things can be said again for Shadow Scale In fact with Seraphina traveling in this one, [...]


  19. 3.5 stars However strenuously the world pulls us apart, however long the absence, we are not changed for being dashed upon the rocks I knew you then, I know you now, I shall know you again when you come home Like its predecessor Seraphina, Shadow Scale has some lovely lines in it Hartman can clearly write Unfortunately this book as a whole isn t nearly as satisfying as the first one in the duology Shadow Scale is very long, which isn t necessarily a bad thing, but even with the extraordinary len [...]


  20. Rese a en el blog thewordsofbooks.eTerminado La historia y el mundo creado por Rachel al igual que en Seraphina me fascin Pero al contrario que el primer libro este no lleg a encantarme, y en el final ocurre algo que no voy a decir pero me dej bastante descontenta ya que no me lo esperaba y sigo sin entenderlo del todo.



  21. 2.5 StarsGosh, I don t even know how to begin to review this one Review Shadow Scale is a really difficult one to review for me I am rather heartsore for two reasons I had huge expectations and somehow they were not met, the other being that this is a well written book, but if you take a look at my rating, I didn t much enjoy it.I adore Seraphina I couldn t wait for it s sequel, I was convinced that there was no way that I wouldn t like it But sadly though, I don t loath it, it just didn t work [...]


  22. With its logic driven shape shifting dragons, arcane saint filled religion, and music permeated, culturally rich, Medieval like setting, Seraphina by Rachel Hartman is easily of my favorite books of all time I love its sequel, Shadow Scale, almost as much.The world building continues to be among the most wonderful I ve encountered In Shadow Scale, Seraphina is on a quest to collect other half human half dragons like herself, which takes her away from her homeland of Goredd and into the surroundi [...]


  23. An ARC of this title was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.This review can also be found at The Starry Eyed Revue, where for a limited time, you can enter to win a copy Considering it had been nearly three years since I first read Seraphina, I decided a re read or re listen, in my case was necessary It s amazing how much you can forget in that length of time and yet still remember just how much you enjoyed the story the first time you experienced it However, once I retur [...]



  24. view spoiler before reading review before publishing2015 like 2014 wasn t long enough now 2015ok i m back let s deal with it people and patiently wait for 2015 to come view spoiler BRING ON THE CHOCOLATE because,you knowyeah right hide spoiler update 15.07.2014THERE IS A COVER AND IT IS BEAUTIFUL hide spoiler br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br br


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