I may have introduced my nerdy nieces to Seraphina the first time around, but it was they who let me know that Shadow Scale was out and was an absolute must-read.
Shadow Scale continues Seraphina’s journey to understand her half-dragon ancestry while helping Queen Glisselda and Prince Lucian Kiggs of Goredd protect the fragile peace between humans and dragons. The political intrigue between rival factions is enough to make your head spin.
On top of that, Seraphina must deal with the devious mind games of her frenemy, Jannoula. Jannoula’s ability to climb right into the brain of half-dragons like Seraphina is worse than unnerving, it’s downright dangerous. Seraphina wants to protect her new half-dragon friends, but must find the power within her and figure out how to release it.
There is a small thread of frustrated romance, as Seraphina’s true love (Prince Lucian) happens to be the fiancé of her best friend, Queen Glesselda. It’s a huge feature in the novel, but the resolution might surprise you.
This sequel relies heavily on the first book, so you’d do well to read Seraphina first. At 608 pages, Shadow Scale is mighty opus, but one lovers of fantasy dragon tales will enjoy. Shadow Scale is suggested for ages 12 and up.