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Graceling

by Kristin Cashore

Author: Kristin Cashore

Literature & Fiction


Language: English

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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.
She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po. She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace--or the 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, ... Read more

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...room, alone, or in Raffin’s workrooms with Raffin and Bann. Sometimes at a table Raffin had brought into Tealiff’s room. The grandfather was still very ill, but company seemed to cheer and strengthen him. When they sat together talking, sometimes the silver and gold of Po’s eyes caught her off guard. She could not become used to his eyes; they muddled her. But she met them when he looked at her, and she forced herself to breathe and talk and not become overwhelmed. They were eyes, they were only his eyes, and she wasn’t a coward. And besides, she didn’t want to behave toward him as the entire court behaved toward her, avoiding her eyes, awkwardly, coldly. She didn’t want to do that to a friend. He was a friend; and in the final few weeks of summer, for the first time in her life, Randa’s court became a place of contentment for Katsa. A place of good hard work and of friends. Oil’s spies moved steadily, learning what they could from their travels to Nander and Estill....

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