Author: Kristin Cashore
Pages: 471 pages
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
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The Story is about a girl named Katsa. The Kings niece. Her grace is known for Killing. She can kill 7 or about soldiers even if they wear their full armor. She's her uncle's obidient dog. And uses her to scare some people who dont follow his orders or who he simply dislike. Until Prince Po from the other country arrived. Who is looking for his lost/kidnapped Grandfather. Po is known to have a combat grace. Almost the same as her. They got to know each other...
I really love this book. Especially on how cashore made katsa looked so strong as a girl or should I say the protagonist herself that i love?. Intense action and good romance with comedy in someways. And the idea of Grace i think its unique.
Katsa is a strong wild girl. Confident and Smart. Yes. She is blessed/cursed with her killing Grace which allows her to kill whoever she wants. She's been training under her Uncle's wings in order to use her in some purposes such as scaring those he dislike and those who opposed him. Which she actually hate doing. But she still do. Because she is scared with her uncle. The King.
Po on the other hand is a Gentle Prince. Katsa's opposite. He is graced with combat skills. He came from another Kingdom who's graceling are free (unlike Katsa's Kingdom which aren't) He came to search of his lost grandfather who was abducted.