In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
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Graceling takes place in a fantasy world in which certain individuals are born with a "Grace"--a special talent or ability. Gracelings are identifiable by their eyes, which are two different colors. This story centers around a Graceling named Katsa, a teenage girl Graced with the gift of killing. Once her uncle, the nefarious King Randa, discovers her Grace, he uses her as his personal assassin. As you can imagine, all this killing and lack of freedom has made Katsa a bit jaded. Katsa joins forces with another Graceling, Prince Po, and the two of them set out on a journey to discover who kidnapped Po's grandfather. On the way, Katsa discovers new things about herself and about her Grace.
Katsa has a Grace - a special talent - but of all possible ones, hers is killing. Up until now, she has been used as a thug by her uncle, the king. Yet when she meets a mysterious graceling whose fighting skill matches hers, Katsa begins to realize her true Grace.
From the inside flap: In a world where people born with an extreme skill, called a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. 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 skill, 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.
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Other: TO COUGES thank you for your warning i appreciate it a lot
Sexual Content: Ace_E360 SHUT YOUR MOUTH!! unless Katsa and Po are married their sleeping together is wrong and should not be promoted in any book. if someone wishes to warn others on that fact they have the right to do so!
Sexual Content: Couges: News flash: Katsa and Po are very committed, and the book presents marriage as being unsuited for the temperament of the characters. Nowhere does it promote marriage in general as undesirable. Also, (and here's the real news flash) life is riddled with pre-marital sex, and marriage is unnecessary. So I don't really see what you're complaining about.
Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.
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They would assume she was a boy, because in her plain trousers and hood she looked like one, and because when people were attacked it never occurred to anyone that it might have been a girl.
She cried like a person whose heart is broken and wondered how, when two people loved each other, there could be such a broken heart.