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Graceling - Kristin Cashore, Emma Powell
Graceling
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In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as 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 carry out his dirty work,... show more
In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as 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 carry out his dirty work, punnishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. Breaking arms and cutting off fingers are her stock-in-trade. Finding life under his rule increasingly unbearable Katsa forms an underground Council, whose purpose is to combat the destructive behaviour of the seven kings - after all, the Middluns is only one of the Seven Kingdoms, each of them ruled by their own king and his personal agenda for power.

When the Council hears that the King of Liend's father has been kidnapped Katsa investigates . . . and stumbles across a mystery. Who would want to kidnap him, and why? And who was the extraordinary Graced fighter who challenged her fighting skills, for the first time, as she and the Council rushed the old man to saftey?

Something dark and deadly is rising in the north and creeping across the continent, and behind it all lurks the shadowy figure of a one-eyed king . . .
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781409144663
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Ltd
Edition language: English
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Let's Talk about Books!
Let's Talk about Books! rated it
5.0
I really enjoyed this book! Graceling is the first book in the Graceling Realm series by Kristin Cashore. Our main character is Katsa. She has been gifted with the Grace of killing. In this world people who are gifted with Graces are looked down upon, at least where Katsa grew up. Graces are basical...
The Primroses Were Over
The Primroses Were Over rated it
3.0 Graceling
I was kind of hoping for more with this. The idea of graces was an intriguing one, and thus the world had the potential to be interesting, but that potential was not really fulfilled. The politics of the situation seemed overly simplistic, although they were a central point of the plot, and the p...
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Jenn's Book Reviews rated it
I absolutely loved this book! From the first chapter on, I was addicted. The only downside I find, is that I absolutely disliked the ending. I personally think the author could have made such an amazing ending to the book, but ended up with an average one that, as I mentioned before, did not like at...
The More I Read. . .
The More I Read. . . rated it
4.5 Graceling
True confession: I've only read a middling amount of fantasy and YA (when I grew weary of the 'same old same old' historical romances about two years ago, I read only YA.) But. . . I've never read The Hunger Games despite my sister's best efforts at forcing/cajoling/whining/bribing to get me to, nor...
The Reading Jackalope
The Reading Jackalope rated it
2.0 Graceling
Finally. I am so glad to be done with this book. My biggest complaint is one I mentioned in a status update. Cahore wants to tell you how women are disadvantaged in a patriarchal society, but she doesn't want to explore the consequences. Bah. Tamora Pierce did the girl warrior a hundred times better...
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