Serafina and the Black Cloak (Serafina, #1) by Robert Beatty“Never go into the deep parts of the forest, for there are many dangers there, and they will ensnare your soul.”
Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore estate. There’s plenty to explore in her grand home, although she must take care to never be seen. None of the rich folk upstairs know that Serafina exists; she and her pa, the estate’s maintenance man, have secretly lived in the basement for as long as Serafina can remember.
But when children at the estate start disappearing, only Serafina knows who the culprit is: a terrifying man in a black cloak who stalks Biltmore’s corridors at night. Following her own harrowing escape, Serafina risks everything by joining forces with Braeden Vanderbilt, the young nephew of the Biltmore’s owners. Braeden and Serafina must uncover the Man in the Black Cloak’s true identity... before all of the children vanish one by one.
Serafina’s hunt leads her into the very forest that she has been taught to fear. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past.
Serafina and the Black Cloak is an American historical fiction and fantasy novel written by Robert Beatty and published in This book follows the spooky adventures of twelve-year-old Serafina, Chief Rat Catcher of the Biltmore Estate , as she works with friend Braeden Vanderbilt to uncover the true identity of The Man in the Black Cloak who is responsible for the mysterious disappearance of several of the estate's youngest guests.
Serafina and the Black Cloak
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Serafina has never had a reason to disobey her pa and venture beyond the grounds of the Biltmore estate. There she discovers a forgotten legacy of magic, one that is bound to her own identity. In order to save the children of Biltmore, Serafina must seek the answers that will unlock the puzzle of her past. Having visited Biltmore really added to my reading experience. My mom wants to read it as well just because of the setting. As for the storyline, I really enjoyed it.
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Disney Hyperion, [p] Trade ed. Meanwhile, young Serafina has been skulking in the shadows and navigating the dark nooks of the house; she and her father have lived undetected in the basement for years, and, by the orders of her pa, she cannot allow herself to be seen by any members of the household. Joined by Braeden, the young master of Biltmore, Serafina ventures into the eerie forest that surrounds the estate—the forest her father has warned her away from her entire life—to discover the nature of their enemy. In the process, however, she also learns of her own tragic history. Serafina herself is an enchanting heroine, brave and determined, and her attraction to the dark forest adds another layer of suspense and mystery. Access options available:. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.