Author: Kristin Cashore
Review Summary: Well-written, unique world with magic that obeys believable rules, and great characters. Brought back fond memories of reading Tamora Pierce’s quartets about strong heroines taking on traditionally male roles.
Graceling is a story about Katsa, a rare individual Graced with a supernatural level of skill – in her case, the Grace of killing. Although previously the king has used Katsa to enforce his often cruel will on his subjects, in this novel she begins to question her place in his plans and discover her own identity. There is also a handsome prince (a supporting character who complements but doesn’t overshadow our heroine) and of course an evil villain. Read more »