The long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a... show more
The long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle--disguised and alone--to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the thirty-five-year spell of a madman, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past. Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Pages no: 437
Edition language: English
Series: Graceling Realm (#3)
This third volume is mainly concerned with Bitterblue (of the title), now Queen of Monsea, 18 years of age, trying to make sense of her role as ruler and picking up the pieces after the demise of her father's wicked reign. All of the main characters from Grace appear and play an important part and c...
⭐5 stars⭐Teddy grinned again. "Truths are dangerous," he said."Then why are you writing them in a book?""To catch them between the pages," said Teddy, "and trap them before they disappear.""If they're dangerous, why not let them disappear?""Because when truths disappear, they leave behind blank spac...
The final part to the Graceling Realm Trilogy, or Seven Kingdoms Trilogy. We kick off six years on after the events of Graceling, this is a much slower read but is obviously building towards the many mysterious of the Kingdom. It's hard not to feel sorry for Bitterblue, at a young age she has a lot...
I didn’t realize that the three books in this trilogy would be so independent, so I had to write a description and review for each one. Sorry that it’s so long. Feel free to skip to the end where I summarize the strengths and weaknesses of this series. GRACELING Certain people have mismatched ey...
**To read the full review click the title!** Bitterblue is the long awaited sequel to Graceling and Fire. It starts off eight years after the end of Graceling, and centers around the ruined country of Monsea. It has political intrigue, cruelty, action, romance, drama and a quizzical heroine set up...