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 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. The young King Nash clings to his throne while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. The mountains and forests are filled with spies and thieves and lawless men. This is where Fire lives.
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The idea of the Graces is inventive and interesting. The narrative became especially interesting once it turned into a chase movie as Po, Bitterblue and Katsa ran away from Leck. Another thing I enjoyed was how warmly Katsa behaved towards BItterblue and how well she took care of her. However, there were a number of factors that keep me from ranking the book higher. The first one is the quality of the writing. It could be much better.
Bitterblue sounds like she is 50 years old, not a 10 year old child. The pacing is off, with long and repetitive passages describing everything the trio endures during their journey, including cold, hunger, hunting, eating, bad weather etc. I found myself skipping these passages to get to the next conversation or the next plot development - and ended up skipping a lot of things.
Definitely the book should have been edited more tightly. So her Grace is What are the limits to this Grace? She could have left at any time! Or she could have forcefully deposed him, or killed him, or done any number of things that free him from his control.
Finally, I thought it would have been more interesting if Katsa defeated Leck because her survival Grace kicked in and somehow made her see sense. Instead she kills him because he threatens to out her boo. No es lo que esperaba, y no lo estoy diciendo en un buen sentido.
Graceling – O Dom Extraordinário – Sete Reinos Vol 01 – Kristin Cashore
By Kristin Cashore Graceling by Kristin Cashore follows in a burgeoning market for strong female characters. Katsa is much like Katniss from The Hunger Games in her naive perception of the world, her coldness and tendency towards pragmatic practicality She is similar to Xhex from the Black Dagger Brotherhood in her disgust of all things feminine The story is well written, with engaging, fun characters Katsa is fun to read about The plot may be a little predictable at times but it did throw me a curve ball toward the end The romance is lovely between Katsa and Po I take exception though, to the message that this book sends It is the same message I am reading over and over again in current literature. From Bella Swan who looks down on girls who like shopping, to Xhex who must be wrestled into a dress and who sees all signs of emotion as feminine weakness and now Katsa who refuses to marry or have children and who despises dresses and long hair. Message to authors It is not nice dresses and pretty hair and an ability to be weepy on occasion that is the cause for the many inequality issues that women face Putting a woman in pants does not change how the world perceives her It doesn t suddenly make her stronger and better than the woman in the dress who likes jewelery Your character does not suddenly become the beacon of the feminist movement because she doesn t like dresses So sick of reading about strong, independent female characters who don t like dresses and spend most of the novel putting down almost every other female character as weak and pathetic.
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Katsa ran her hand along the cold walls and counted doors and passageways as she went. Turning when it was time to turn; stopping finally before an opening that should contain a stairway leading down. She crouched and felt forward with her hands. There was a stone step, damp and slippery with moss, and another one below it.
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The idea of the Graces is inventive and interesting. The narrative became especially interesting once it turned into a chase movie as Po, Bitterblue and Katsa ran away from Leck. Another thing I enjoyed was how warmly Katsa behaved towards BItterblue and how well she took care of her. However, there were a number of factors that keep me from ranking the book higher. The first one is the quality of the writing. It could be much better. Bitterblue sounds like she is 50 years old, not a 10 year old child.