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.
Excellent adventure tale. Katsa is a "graced" with the talent to kill but is manipulated by uncle to use he skill as he wishes... Yet through the book we see Katsa develop into a thoughtful and strong heroine. Well written, the author draws you into the intrigue and mystical world...
This is a wonderful start to a wonderful trio. Cashore skillfully wove together action and emotion, romance and mystery in this stunning novel. Graceling is gripping. I couldn't put it down for a moment.
This book was good. One thing that I disliked was that the climax seemed anti-climatic. I won't describe what was wrong with it, because that would be impossible without spoiling it. I'm still planning on reading the rest of the trilogy, though.
Katsa has a green eye and a blue eye. She was born with the grace of killing. Po has a gold eye and a silver eye. He was born with the grace of mind reading. Together, they go on an adventure to stop an evil king from taking over.
submitted by june226 on February 14, 2011, 9:01 pm
This book is incredible! It's a book for everything and everyone! It's full of so many rare subjects that startle and mesmerize you with magnificent entrancement. You are not going to be able to put this book down. And when you finish it, you will sigh, stroke the cover, and pray to god there will be another!