Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
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Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between
humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. Folding themselves into
human shape, dragons attend court as ambassadors, and lend their
rational, mathematical minds to universities as scholars and teachers.
As the treaty's anniversary draws near, however, tensions are high.
Dombegh has reason to fear both sides. An unusually gifted musician,
she joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered--in
suspiciously draconian fashion. Seraphina is drawn into the
investigation, partnering with the captain of the Queen's Guard, the
dangerously perceptive Prince Lucian Kiggs. While they begin to uncover
hints of a sinister plot to destroy the peace, Seraphina struggles to
protect her own secret, the secret behind her musical gift, one so
terrible that its discovery could mean her very life.
In her New York Times bestselling and Morris Award-winning debut,
Rachel Hartman introduces mathematical dragons in an
alternative-medieval world to fantasy and science-fiction readers of all
ages. Eragon-author Christopher Paolini calls them, "Some of the most interesting dragons I've read in fantasy."