If you’ve ever read any dragon book, you know this: dragons are scaly, large, and mystical flying creatures that often accompany a human in their travels. They can be good or evil, but they always have one purpose: assist a character, and be their loving companion.
This book takes a completely different spin on dragons. What if a dragon was an actual character? What if they were the protagonist, instead of their companion? This new view is evident in Seraphina.
With this amazing twist, there is also a lot of good plot development, external and internal conflicts, plot twists, and just general engagement for the reader. Seraphina is a great main character, and she shows the strength that a good protagonist should. Lucian Kiggs, Glisselda, Orma, and Claude Dombegh, however, show the most character development. They all grow throughout the story, just like Seraphina, which makes the story even better because a reader can see the development of other characters, not just the protagonist. The plot twists are engaging, especially since throughout the story, there are questions on who some of the characters, namely the garden statues, are. The conflict between humans and dragons, as well as the conflict with Seraphina’s romance, are very powerful, and don’t seem foolish and childish. Overall, the story manages to capture your attention with many excellent characteristics, and is absolutely worth reading.
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