Serafina and the Black Cloak Book Trailer Review
Books make us feel like we are living the story and must stimulate our senses beyond the visual. The trailer subtly relays this concept as it shows the main character not just experiencing emotion or doing the exciting action from the plot, but using her senses to explore. Great books will have us seeing through the protagonists eyes and living the story along with them. This detail in the trailer promises the reader that they will have a deep and enticing sensory experience reading this novel.
Location, Location, Location
This trailer was filmed entirely at The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. The estate, in addition to strikingly beautiful architecture, boasts the title of being the largest privately owned home in the United States. It has a history dating back to 1889 and is still owned by the descendants of George Vanderbilt to this day.
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Serafina and the Black Cloak Synopsis
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.