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Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.
When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Po’s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.
Hardcover, 471 pages
Published on October 1, 2008 by HMH Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 015206396X
ISBN-13: 9780152063962
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  • generalchris101
    generalchris101Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:02 pm
    This was a book as good as Harry Potter. She starts as a lone wolf, and gradually makes her way into friendship with Po, a Lenid prince, and Bitterblue, an escaped princess whose father is, lets call it persuasive, but at the end, she develops a bit more than a friendship with the Lenid prince. <AMAZING>
    • xxfyrxx
      xxfyrxxSunday, March 22, 2015 at 8:30 am55 starsFeatured
      Graceling was truthfully amazing like REALLY good like as good as harry potter. Summary: Katsa is a 16 year old graceling she has two different coloured eyes and an extraordinary gift; killing. She work as slave to her uncle the king hurting anyone who didn't follow his laws, until she meets Po a lienid boy graced with fighting who is bout to change her life. Graceling is an amazing book that I highly recommend.
      • BitterMonday, March 2, 2015 at 3:04 pm
        Graceling is actually one of my all time favourite books. Truly amazing. I really envy anyone who is reading it for the first time. I would recommend it to ANYONE over the age of (this is an estimation everyone is ready for the "stuff" in this book at a different time.) 12 and up again I was 10 so this is probably one to talk to your parents about. But really really amazing. :)
        • analise
          analiseWednesday, November 19, 2014 at 12:31 pm33 stars
          Do not recommend to people who don't like romance. Graceling is about people with supernatural powers. They have 2 different colored eyes. Katsa is graced with.... ö
          • booklover39
            booklover39Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:24 pm
            One of my favorite books it is a meaningful story
            • rayray1999
              rayray1999Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm
              This book was absolutely amazing, I couldn't put it down!
              • mpittman
                Mrs. PittmanThursday, May 15, 2014 at 9:45 am55 stars
                A Lord of the Rings style world with X-men type powers. What more can a sci-fi/fantasy fan wish for!
                • kclift
                  Ms. CliftThursday, May 15, 2014 at 8:17 am44 stars
                  This book is awesome! The details and characters are so believable that you can visualize everything. Fantastic story of heroism and courage.
                  • jessica321
                    jessica321Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 3:50 pm55 stars
                    this book has topped to be my number one favorite
                    • sushipuppy
                      sushipuppyWednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:07 pm55 stars
                      Amazing! Absolutely amazing! wow, just wow. Everyone must read this! It has some hard vocab. and is thick, so if your not interested in long fictions, don't read...if you are, this is perfect to sate your reading needs!