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Rachel Hartman


Rachel Hartman

Rachel Hartman was born in Kentucky, but has lived a variety of places including Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, England and Japan. She has a BA in Comparative Literature, although she insists it should have been a BS because her undergraduate thesis was called "Paradox and Parody in Don Quixote and the Satires of Lucian." She eschewed graduate school in favor of drawing comic books. She now lives in Vancouver, BC, with her family, their whippet, and a talking frog and salamander.

Rachel Hartman

Books by Rachel Hartman

by Rachel Hartman - Adventure, Autobiography, Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Magic, Sex, Social Issues, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction

In the medieval kingdom of Goredd, Tess is...different. She speaks out of turn, has wild ideas and can't seem to keep out of trouble. Then Tess goes too far. Unfortunately, the past cannot be ignored. So Tess's family decide the only path for her is a nunnery. But on the day she is to join the nuns, Tess chooses a different path. She's not running away, she's running towards something. What that something is, she doesn't know. Tess just knows that the open road is a map to somewhere else --- a life where she might belong.

by Rachel Hartman - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult 12+, Youth Fiction
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. But a half dragon who can take over people's minds will do anything to stop her.
by Rachel Hartman - Fantasy, Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Young Adult 12+

Four decades of peace have done little to ease the mistrust between humans and dragons in the kingdom of Goredd. An unusually gifted musician, Seraphina joins the court just as a member of the royal family is murdered, and she's drawn into the investigation. All the while, she struggles to protect her own secret, the discovery of which could mean her very life.