About the Book

Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight—she’s a Graceling, one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill. As niece of the king, she should be able to live a life of privilege, but Graced as she is with killing, she is forced to work as the king’s thug.

She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po.

She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace—or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.

With elegant, evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters, debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world, a death-defying adventure, and a heart-racing romance that will consume you, hold you captive, and leave you wanting more.

About the Author

Kristin Cashore
©Daniel J. Burbach

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.

Interested in learning more about Kristin? Visit her blog.

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

« “Cashore…creates believable characters with enough depth, subtlety, and experience to satisfy older readers…An impressive first novel.”—Booklist, starred review

« “With this riveting debut, Cashore has set the bar exceedingly high.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Graceling by Kristin Cashore


Kristin Cashore

Hardcover $17.00

472 pages


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