★ ...[A] worthy and wholly satisfying continuation of Seraphina’s tale..
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
★ …the intricate plotting, clever surprises.. and lovely prose make this a worthy conclusion for all of Hartman’s big-hearted characters. ”
Booklist, starred review
★ Readers who loved the first installation of Seraphina’s world will quickly devour the well-rounded characters and deep-rooted conflict between them, regardless of their race. ”
Shadow Scale is less a sequel than it is another stage of development: it outgrows Seraphina and sheds it like a skin.”