Sunday, November 24, 2013
A real person in a magical world
By: Kristin Cashore
Throughout the seven kingdoms, there are some people who are born with a special skill, called a Grace, who are known by their different colored eyes. Anyone with a Grace is both sought-after and feared. Katsa is notorious throughout the Middluns for her Grace, which is killing. Since Katsa was a small child, the king has used her to produce fear throughout his kingdom. When a Graced fighter named Po comes to the Middluns, he and Katsa become friends. Katsa and Po soon make some terrible discoveries about a distant kingdom. Determined to uncover the truth, they embark on a journey to find out what’s really happening in the seven kingdoms. What they discover is not at all what they expected. But when the truth is finally exposed, will Katsa be able to save herself and everyone who’s important to her?
Graceling is a story of bravery, mystery, and discovering that what other people think of you may not be true. Katsa seems like a real person set against a magical world where nothing is as it first appears to be.