Enter the Graceling Realm with the beloved story that started it all, from New York Times best-selling author Kristin Cashore. Katsa is a Graceling, one of the rare people born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she lived a life of privilege until the day her ability to kill a man with her bare hands revealed itself during a royal banquet. Now she acts as her uncle's enforcer, traveling the kingdom and threatening those who dare oppose him. But everything changes when she meets Po, a foreign prince Graced with combat skills who is searching for the truth about his grandfather's disappearance. When Katsa agrees to help him, she never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace--or about a terrible secret that could destroy them all.
Author: Kristin Cashore Publisher: Clarion Books Published: 09/07/2009 Pages: 512 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.90lbs Size: 8.20h x 5.50w x 1.30d ISBN: 9780547258300 Age Range: 13-17
Review Citation(s): People Weekly 03/05/2012 pg. 58
About the Author 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.