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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. When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, 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. 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, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 471 pages
  • 142.24 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • United States
  • English
  • Library.
  • maps
  • 015206396X
  • 9780152063962
  • 43,696

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"With a butt-kicking but emotionally vulnerable heroine, [Graceling] should appeal to fans of recent girl-power urban fantasies. . . ."show more

About Kristin Cashore

KRISTIN CASHORE has written for The Horn Book Guide, The Looking Glass: An Online Children s Literature Journal, and Children s Literature in Education.She received a master s degree in children s literature from Simmons College.Graceling is Ms.Cashore s first novel.She lives in Jacksonville, Florida."show more