Seranfyll Rain has never chosen her own name Nor has she met a polite apple tree been caught in a house s security spell or ridden a horse winged or not What she does know is that after having been a slave f

  • Title: Seranfyll
  • Author: Christina Daley
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  • Page: 376
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  • Rain has never chosen her own name Nor has she met a polite apple tree, been caught in a house s security spell, or ridden a horse winged or not What she does know is that, after having been a slave for all thirteen years of her common life, she s free and has nowhere to go That all changes when she s taken in by the peculiar Domrey Seranfyll, who was drunk when hRain has never chosen her own name Nor has she met a polite apple tree, been caught in a house s security spell, or ridden a horse winged or not What she does know is that, after having been a slave for all thirteen years of her common life, she s free and has nowhere to go That all changes when she s taken in by the peculiar Domrey Seranfyll, who was drunk when he purchased Rain s freedom and doesn t remember doing so Some say he s part devil and spent time overseas learning the dark arts not the sorts of things one hopes for in a housemate And the longer Rain keeps company with Lord Seranfyll, the magic and mayhem she gets tangled into, all the while discovering that being free can be far exciting, and dangerous, than she ever imagined.

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    1. Please note: I read and reviewed this in August of 2011. I'm updating the formatting and adding the disclaimer that I received a free copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.Book Info: Genre: FantasyReading Level: Middle Grade (whatever age can read it on up)Recommended for: anyoneMy Synopsis: Rain has always been a slave. She lived with and worked for the kind Lord Peachtree, but Lord Peachtree has had a bad peach harvest for the past several years, and t [...]

    2. This was an awesome free book I had the fortune to read from . In the Fantasy tradition of Tamora Pierce and Mercedes Lackney is this story about a slave girl name Rain. I was so moved by her departure from the family who owned her and to the slave market, she was then bought up on a whim of a drunken Lord. This Lord sets the slaves free in an alcoholic fancy at his "party." Rain is the only who stays, then another boy named Coal. The Lord turn out to be an exceedingly lonely Mage who needs Rain [...]

    3. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.My Summary: Rain was born into slavery. Her life has always been centered around a routine: take care of the master's needs before your own. But Rain is happy with her life - her masters treat her and the rest of the servants like human beings, and she and her sister Snow have been allowed to grow up together and take care of each other.But things can't last. Master Peachtree sells Rain a [...]

    4. Actual Rating 3.5 StarsI really enjoyed this one, but I have to say that it took me completely by surprise. I wasn't expecting to like it. This isn't because of the book itself, it's simply that I was in a foul mood when I sat down to read it, and, as any reader knows, your mood can greatly influence your reading experience. However by the time I was finished with this story not only was I immensely satisfied, I'd completely forgotten what I was upset about to begin with. Isn't it amazing what a [...]

    5. Title: SeranfyllAuthor: Christina DaleyGenre: FantasyPublisher: May 2011 by Christina DaleyAISN: B00508VT3YFormat: EbookRain was born into slavery; it’s all she’s ever known. She has never had any possessions and doesn’t even have a proper name. Yet, in her thirteen years of life, she has been lucky. She lives with her sister, Snow, under the control of Lord Peachtree who treats his slaves as humans. But her life is about to change.Because Lord Peachtree has a little problem…okay, a big [...]

    6. Seranfyll is an enchanting story that welcomes the reader into its world. The characters are delightful. Rain is a former slave who finds her life changed by the quirky Lord Domrey Seranfyll. Many think of him as a devil but he really is just a charming, magical, lonely soul. Coal is a former slave who completes the little made up family of Seranfyll. The story is whimsical with a hint of danger. The setting is not easy to identify but I believe that it was intended to be timeless. Seranfyll is [...]

    7. When I first started reading this book, I felt like I was in the world of Robin Hobb. Slaves, medieval landscapes, and all that jazz. I also immediately felt how real of a character Rain was. Her early tribulations in the book reminded me of A Series of Unfortunate Events--the poor girl just couldn't get a break.As soon as Domrey Seranfyll was introduced, I was hooked with some serious barbs. When the enchanted nature of his house started coming into play, I pictured Beauty and the Beast and the [...]

    8. Cover:To be honest, I haven't really looked at the cover in too much detail. Why? Because I didn't purchase this book, I received a e-book copy for review.With just seeing it on the computer screen, it looks okay. I don't really want to judge it, without seeing it in person.Characters-Favorite:My favorite character has to be Lord Domrey. Even though, the first time we get to meet him, he's drunk and riding backwards on his horse, but throughout the story he can really grow on you.Like anyone, he [...]

    9. I don't generally read a lot of books that are suitable for 10 years + , but when I saw the synopsis of this book with its suggestion that fans of Harry Potter would enjoy it (I love HP) I thought I should definitely give it a try.13 year old Rain lives in the kingdom of Yoan and is a slave in the service of a good master, but one who has racked up serious debts. Her life looks like it's taking a turn for the worse when she is sold to a slave trader and separated from sister Snow. Locked up at a [...]

    10. Every once and awhile you read a book that moves you. A book that tackles your heart and soul with such raw emotion that you have no chance of escaping it. Today, I write about such a book. It's title? Seranfyll.Seranfyll is a young adult fantasy novel about slaves, love, friendship, choices and consequences. I am actually near speechless at what a fantastic job Ms. Daley did at intricately weaving together each of these aspects. We follow three main characters: Lord Domrey Seranfyll, Rain and C [...]

    11. Seranfyll, a brand new novel by Christina Daley, will take readers to a wonderful place where horses fly and houses sneeze, where mops and pails bark like dogs and clean of their own accord, where trees walk and butlers are created – willy-nilly – out of chickens. It’s a delightful place. A place of animation and imagination. A place I thoroughly enjoyed visiting.Ms. Daley’s story is lengthy, but I never felt I was jogging in place. It flows well and contains a nice mix of action, intrig [...]

    12. I really enjoyed this novel. Daley has done a magnificent job creating an endearing novel with an important underlying message against all forms of slavery. While I would classify this novel as a MG/YA novel, it is great for all ages. The action is non-stop, with much suspense and mystery as Rain and her newfound “family,” Seranfyll and Coal, embark on many adventures that cause them to grow as individuals, while also presenting the reader with multiple life lessons.Perhaps the most remarkab [...]

    13. Already on Chapter 9! Domrey Seranfyll reminds me of Howl from "Howl's Moving Castle". He is a noble but doesn't act like it, and also very enthusiastic. I think I'm falling in love with his character.Oh my, I'm already on Chapter 32! I can't seem to put this book down! I absolutely adore Domrey's character and personality. Although, 2 chapters ago (Chapter 30), at the end, I couldn't help but tear up because my favorite character, which is Domrey, is being lashed. :( I was like Rain, just watch [...]

    14. Really in my adult world this is more of a three stars book, but I think if I were closer to the age of the target audience (10+) it would be at least a four. This is sort of a Howl's Moving Castle meets Huckleberry Finn? Harry Potter? Matilda? The Help? I guess I'm not really sure except that HMC meets something slightly more youthful with slavery. Lord Seranfyll definitely reminds me a lot of Howl, and the magic has the same sore of wacky, over-the-top, system-what-system, magic system of Dian [...]

    15. This book is a fantastic read! Once I got started, I found it difficult to put it down. It was written with fantastic humor and included great adventures. Adventures that aren't without struggle. As a reader I couldn't help but learn important lessons from the story as well as become inspired by it. Each of the characters brought a uniqueness to the story and I what I loved most was that every one of them grew and changed to become better people. I can't wait to read the next book in her series. [...]

    16. This book really surprised me. I usually have a problem with books targeted toward young adults. They are often either too simplistic, or they are too adult in some way that makes me uncomfortable. This book hits a nice middle ground that kept me engaged, and I would think would keep my daughter interested if she chose to read it in a few years.The characters are sympathetic, the setting is believable, and the ideas presented are important. Lovely book.

    17. 4.5 stars. I'd had this book on my kindle for years, downloaded as a free offering back in 2012! Rather than grabbing something from the library, I decided I should read something on my device. I meant to pick one of the others, but tapped on this one by mistake and decided to go ahead and give it a read.This was a fun fantasy. A sweet story. Very enjoyable.

    18. I kept thinking that with a tiny bit of tweaking, this would be a great plot for a family-friendly anime movie or a series. It has it all-- a young hero and heroine the audience could relate to, a foolish-seeming yet powerful adult figure, objects and animals with human-like behaviors, and a moral with potentially troubling shades of gray involved.

    19. This is a unique story that although has endless turbulent situations, is adventurous and entertaining. Lord Seranfyll is a wonderful character that I really liked and over all the fantasy/paranormal thread weaved together with historic elements adds a pleasant twist to this fun read.3.5 stars

    20. This was a delightful book! It kept me constantly entertained with all the magic and fun, and I had a hard time putting it down. But don't think it doesn't have its serious moments. The book is about love, family, and sometimes making the wrong choicesd the consequences of those choices.

    21. This book was amazing! and the ending was so cool! I wasnt reading it a lot in the beginning because I was busy, but it got to a point that i couldn't put it down~ I just had to find out what happened!

    22. This is a complete and utter gem of a book. I would highly recommend it to middle-grade readers. It would be at home on the shelves among other favorite and beloved stories of childhood.

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