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Graceling / Kristin Cashore.

By: Cashore, Kristin.
Contributor(s): Mathison, Jeffery C [ctg] | Riggs, Cathy [bkd] | Harcourt, Inc [pbl].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Graceling Realm ; bk. 1.Publisher: Orlando, FL : Harcourt, ©2008Description: 471 pages : maps ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780152063962; 015206396X; 9780547258300; 0547258305.Subject(s): Murder -- Juvenile fiction | Girls -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction | Fantasy -- Juvenile fiction | Kings and rulers -- Juvenile fiction | Friendship -- Juvenile fiction | Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction | Adventure and adventurers | Fantasy | Fantasy fiction | Adventure and adventurers | Conduct of life | Fantasy | Friendship. Girls -- Conduct of life | Kings and rulers | Murder | Voyages and travels | Fantasy fictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction. | Young adult fiction. | Dust jackets (Bindings) -- 2008. | Young adult fiction. | Fiction. | Juvenile works. | Young adult works. | Young adult fiction.DDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.C26823 | Gr 2008
Contents:
The lady killer -- The twisted king -- The shifting world.
Awards: William C. Morris YA Debut Finalists, 2009.Summary: In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.
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CML Young Adult Fiction University of Texas At Tyler
CML Young Adult Fiction Area
C334GR (Browse shelf) Available 0000002105955

Companion book to Fire.

"Designed by Cathy Riggs ; Maps by Jeffery C. Mathison"--Title page verso.

The lady killer -- The twisted king -- The shifting world.

In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

"Ages 14 and up"--Jacket.

William C. Morris YA Debut Finalists, 2009.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 8 Up-In this debut fantasy novel, Cashore treats readers to compelling and eminently likable characters and a story that draws them in from the first paragraph. In Katsa's world, the "Graced," those gifted in a particular way, are marked by eyes that are different colors. Katsa's Grace is that she is a gifted fighter, and, as such, she is virtually invincible. She is in the service of her tyrannical uncle, king of one of the seven kingdoms, and she is forced to torture people for infractions against him. She has secretly formed the Council, which acts in the service of justice and fairness for those who have been accused and abused. Readers meet her as she is rescuing the father of the Lienid king, who has been abducted. The reasons for his capture are part of a tightening plot that Katsa unravels and resolves, with the help of Prince Po, the captive's grandson. He has his own particular Grace, and he becomes Katsa's lover and partner in what becomes a mortally dangerous mission. Cashore's style is exemplary: while each detail helps to paint a picture, the description is always in the service of the story, always helping readers to a greater understanding of what is happening and why. This is gorgeous storytelling: exciting, stirring, and accessible. Fantasy and romance readers will be thrilled.-Sue Giffard, Ethical Culture Fieldston School, New York City (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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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.

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