Eee! I am SO excited about this precious book :D Been waiting years for it. Sigh. Going to be SO GOOD. I loved Seraphina and Shadow Scale oh so much, and I have been dying for more books by Rachel for years now. Eeee. Love that this book is set in the same world, with a character that was a little bit in the earlier books :D This book used to be called Tess in Boots, which I adored so much. Aw. But love this new title too :D Eee. I simply cannot wait to read about Tess. And oh my god. THIS COVER. Love it so.
Meet Tess, a brave new heroine from beloved epic fantasy author Rachel Hartman.
the medieval kingdom of Goredd, women are expected to be ladies, men
are their protectors, and dragons get to be whomever they want. Tess,
stubbornly, is a troublemaker. You can't make a scene at your sister's
wedding and break a relative's nose with one punch (no matter how
pompous he is) and not suffer the consequences. As her family plans to
send her to a nunnery, Tess yanks on her boots and sets out on a journey
across the Southlands, alone and pretending to be a boy.
Tess is headed is a mystery, even to her. So when she runs into an old
friend, it's a stroke of luck. This friend is a quigutl--a subspecies of
dragon--who gives her both a purpose and protection on the road. But
Tess is guarding a troubling secret. Her tumultuous past is a heavy
burden to carry, and the memories she's tried to forget threaten to
expose her to the world in more ways than one.
Returning to the
fascinating world she created in the award-winning and New York Times
bestselling Seraphina, Rachel Hartman introduces readers to a new
character and a new quest, pushing the boundaries of genre once again in
this wholly original fantasy.