Series: Graceling Book 1
Length: 512 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours and 31 minutes
First Published: 2008
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Graceling tells the story of the vulnerable-yet-strong Katsa, who is smart and beautiful and lives in the Seven Kingdoms where selected people are born with a Grace, a special talent that can be anything at all. Katsa’s Grace is killing. As the king’s niece, she is forced to use her extreme skills as his brutal enforcer. Until the day she meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, and Katsa’s life begins 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.
Quotes from Graceling
When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?
It seems better to me for a child to have these skills and never use them, than not have them and one day need them.
I wanted you to go away, because it hurts to be with you when I can’t see you.
About Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore is the author of the Graceling series. She currently lives in the Boston area. Visit the author’s website →