Graceling
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(4.3 based on 597 ratings)
  • 1
    Graceling: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1 | Kristin Cashore

    Graceling: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (214)
    Story
    (212)

    In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her Uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to carry out his dirty work, punnishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. Breaking arms and cutting off fingers are her stock-in-trade.

    It's in my top ten!

    I loved this book, the concept of grifted individuals. Villains, love, deceit, loss. It's all in there. The strong female lead is enjoyable and not to..Show More »

    Reviewed on 28 May 2013 by Rebecca Rubens (Uk)
  • 2
    Fire: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 2 | Kristin Cashore

    Fire: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (165)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    A must-read title for all fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Trudi Canavan, Fire is an exceptional fantasy novel. From the deft characterisation to the gripping story, the fast-paced action to the evocative prose, this is one of the strongest fantasy novels of the year. Set in a world of stunningly beautiful, exceptionally dangerous monsters, Fire is one of the most dangerous monsters of all - a human one. Marked out by her vivid red hair, she's more than attractive. Fire is mesmerising.

    Not that good.

    Rather disappointing. Not as good as the first book. I will not continue to follow this series.

    Reviewed on 16 August 2016 by MR NEALE McCONNELL ()
  • 3
    Bitterblue: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 3 | Kristin Cashore

    Bitterblue: Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (105)

    Eight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue and her country were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck's death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck's reign and to forget every dark event that ever happened.

    Irritating protagonist, bad writing

    This story was really hard to listen to, because the protagonist, Bitterblue, is implausibly stupid. I couldn't finish. Awful decision after awful dec..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 October 2015 by Margaret ()