D is for Deadly Dragons

Posted April 4, 2015 in A-Z Challenge / Leave a comment!



[draguh n]


1. a mythical monster generally represented as a huge, winged reptile with crested head and enormous claws and teeth, and often spouting fire.

2. Archaic. a huge serpent or snake.


Middle English, Old French, Latin, Greek


Featured Dragon:

Dragons from Seraphina

The dragons in this book are different. That’s why I fell in love with them. I can’t tell you a whole lot about these dragons because we’re still learning about them. I can tell you about the main character Seraphina who’s smart, brave, vulnerable, and inspiring. I thought her story was a little sad but I’m loving where it’s going! The dragons are sort of the focus for the book without being there very often. It’s a book you’ll have to read to really understand.

“Sometimes the truth has difficulty breaching the city walls of our beliefs. A lie, dressed in the correct livery, passes through more easily.”


Summary: 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.

Seraphina 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.


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19 responses to “D is for Deadly Dragons

    • Well you can’t just make up dragons. I think there’s some sort of creature that they had to be based off or maybe they really did exists. I’m going with they did 😉

      • I once went to a natural history museum where they had a “dragon”, it was an extinct reptile that had wings, but was small enough to fit into my hand, and at that time I was eleven… I felt a bit letdown, as dragons in my books and imagination were always huge and never tiny.

  1. Seems like an interesting theme; I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve read a book that had a dragon in it; I might need to change that this year!


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