Graceling

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 816 ratings

Graceling Summary

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. Finding life under his rule increasingly unbearable Katsa forms an underground Council, whose purpose is to combat the destructive behaviour of the seven kings - after all, the Middluns is only one of the Seven Kingdoms, each of them ruled by their own king and his personal agenda for power.When the Council hears that the King of Liend's father has been kidnapped Katsa investigates . . . and stumbles across a mystery. Who would want to kidnap him, and why? And who was the extraordinary Graced fighter who challenged her fighting skills, for the first time, as she and the Council rushed the old man to saftey? Something dark and deadly is rising in the north and creeping across the continent, and behind it all lurks the shadowy figure of a one-eyed king.

©2009 Kristin Cashore (P)2012 Orion Publishing Group
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  • Book 1

    • Graceling

    • Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 375
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 318
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 315

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's in my top ten!

    • By Rebecca R on 28-05-13

    Regular price: £25.00

  • Book 2

    • Fire

    • Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Blown Away - my new favourite Fantasy writer

    • By Annette on 08-07-13
    • Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 19-04-12
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 242 ratings

    Regular price: £24.99

  • Book 3

    • Bitterblue

    • Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing!

    • By Annette on 08-07-13

    Regular price: £24.99