Graceling (Graceling Realm #1)

Discover the Graceling Realm in this unforgettable, award-winning novel from bestselling author Kristin Cashore.

New York Times bestseller * ALA Best Book for Young Adults * Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature Winner * Publishers WeeklySchool Library Journal, Booklist, and BCCB Best Book of the Year

“Rageful, exhilarating, wistful in turns" (New York Times Book Review) with “a knee weakening romance” (Los Angeles Times). Graceling is a thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure that will resonate deeply with anyone trying to find their way in the world.

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.

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

  • 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

Kristin Cashore is author of many New York Times best-selling books, including Graceling, Fire, Bitterblue, and Jane, Unlimited. She received a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She currently lives in the Boston area.
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Twitter: @kristincashore

ISBN: 9780547258300

ISBN-10: 9780547258300

Publisher: Clarion Books

Publication Date: 09/07/2009 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/07/2009 - 12:00am

Pages: 480

Language: English

Categories

Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women

Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy

Young Adult Fiction / Romance

Young Adult Fiction / Action & Adventure

Young Adult Fiction / Royalty

Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy