Graceling

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 471 pages
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Discover the Graceling Realm in this unforgettable, award-winning novel from bestselling author Kristin Cashore
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A New York Times bestseller
ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature Winner
Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal,Booklist, and BCCB Best Book of the Year
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"Rageful, exhilarating, wistful in turns" (The New York Times Book Review) with "a knee weakening romance" (LA Times).á Graceling is a thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure that will resonate deeply with anyone trying to find their way in the world.
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Gracelingátells 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.

And don't miss the sequel Fire and companion Bitterblue, both award-winning, New York Times bestsellers, and full of Kristin Cashore's elegant, evocative prose and unforgettable characters. á
 

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User Review  - GracePasquale - LibraryThing

Graceling takes place in a medieval time period where seven kingdoms rule the land. Among the people there are those who are ‘graced’; those bearing two different colored eyes and a superhuman ... Read full review

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Graceling by Kristin Cashore follows the burgeoning market for strong female characters, of which I have always been interested. Katsa has a na´ve perception of the world with her coldness and ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
3
CHAPTER TWO
17
CHAPTER THREE
24
CHAPTER FOUR
34
CHAPTER FIVE
43
CHAPTER SIX
52
CHAPTER SEVEN
58
CHAPTER EIGHT
72
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
255
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
267
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
277
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
287
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
300
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
307
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
319
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
329

CHAPTER NINE
82
CHAPTER TEN
96
CHAPTER ELEVEN
106
CHAPTER TWELVE
116
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
126
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
144
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
165
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
173
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
184
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
202
CHAPTER NINETEEN
223
CHAPTER TWENTY
235
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
244
CHAPTER THIRTY
346
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
361
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
372
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
392
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
403
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
411
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
426
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
437
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
447
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
461
EPILOGUE
467
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
472
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About the author (2008)

KRISTIN CASHORE is a freelance educational writer who writes content for textbooks and teacher editions, as well as book reviews for The Horn Book Guide and other publications. Kristin received her master's degree in children's literature in 2003 from Simmons College, where she worked with Liza Ketchum and was named a Virginia Haviland Scholar. She lives in Jacksonville, Florida.