Shadow Scale: A Companion to Seraphina

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2015
18 hours 10 minutes
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 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?
Praise for Seraphina:
A New York Times Bestseller
An Indie Bestseller
Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award
Winner of the Cybil Award for Teen Fantasy and Science Fiction
An Amazon Top 20 Teen Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year
A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Library Journal Best Young Adult Literature for Adults Selection
A Booklist Editors’ Choice
An ABA New Voices Pick
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author
An ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book
An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Fiction for Young Adults Book
Recipient of 8 Starred Reviews
“Beautifully written, well-rounded characters, and some of the most interesting dragons I’ve read in fantasy for a long while. An impressive debut novel; I can’t wait to see what Rachel Hartman writes next.”
—Christopher Paolini, New York Times bestselling author of Eragon
“A novel that will appeal to both fans of Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series and Robin McKinley’s The Hero and the Crown.”
—Entertainment Weekly
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Lead character was frustrating. Secondary characters were much more compelling but yet the author chose a lead and a perspective that was the least interesting and had the most mundane goals. I kept at it because of Ll the other ityaasari. Narrator was monotone in a way that made Seraphina sound so entitled and judgmental most of the time. First book was better.

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Kathryn B

It was a fine sequel, but the ending certainly left something to be desired.

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Zoe Lewis

Shadow Scale was an excellent sequel. After the first few chapters I thought there was no way Rachel Hartman could wrap up the story in this one book, but she did! Seraphina is smart and relatable heroine. Hartman wrote significant transgender and lesbian characters into the book, the nonchalant diversity was a pleasant surprise. I fell in love with the characters and the story... I wish the author would write a companion book that detailed the rest of the characters' lives! I want to know what happens! Thank you for the truly original and gripping tale!

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