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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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ISBN: 0547258305
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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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30 Mar 2014 00:15:56

One of the best books I've ever read
Title says it all. I couldn't keep my eyes off of it - I locked myself in my room with my eyes glued to the screen! I got so depressed when I finished the book. It sounds silly but I stopped reading a few pages before the end and read them the next day so that I had at least another day to read it haha but seriously, read this book! Kristin Cashore is now one of my favourite authors - I can't wait to read the sequel!

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21 May 2012 18:55:00

I am obsessed, and have been obsessed since it came out! uh, wish i knew about this site earlier...

08 Aug 2011 23:47:57

OMG I LOVE DIS BOOK MAN! id deffo add it to my top 5 books! xD i wish Po and Katsa got married..lol..Id recommend dis 2 enyone..Cashore, i dunno hw il live if u dnt write another book about Po and Katsa..ending was sad and happy...totally worth reading......Mazz xxx


01 Jun 2011 18:42:42

I really didn't expect to like this book, but a friend was constantly nagging me to read it, and now I'm glad that she did. This book has everything you could hope for, I could hardly stop reading. I'll definitely be reading more of Cashores work.

12 Mar 2011 00:47:56


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09 Mar 2011 22:28:12

If you liked Graceling, read Fire. It's even more action-packed, if that's possible. Graceling is a great introduction to the world Kristin Cashore has created. I hope there are more books in this series!

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eeting to plan this mission, shed argued that killing them would gain no time. What if they wake? Giddon had said. Prince Raffin had been offended. You doubt my medicine. They wont wake. It would be faster to kill them, Giddon had said, his brown eyes insistent. Heads in the dark room had nodded. I can do it in the time allot


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She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Pos friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Graceor about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone. Graceling Kristin Cashore For my mother, Nedda Previtera Cas


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and strange. She was surprised that they hadnt shone in the darkness of their

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