I know, I’m a day late, but I know it’s still Tuesday somewhere out there, so it’s not really late…right?
Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eightâ€”sheâ€™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 kingâ€™s thug.
When she first meets Prince Po, Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change. She never expects to become Poâ€™s friend. She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Graceâ€”or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away . . . a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
I’ve just started reading it, and I’m liking it so far. Maybe I am a bit biased on this now because I loved Fire so much. But it’s turning out to be really good so far, and I can’t wait to find more time to sit down and just read this. Probably this Sunday, on the 14th. Heh.
Anyway, onto the teaser!
“Bitterblue,” he said into the trunk. “I’m your cousin Po, the son of Ror. We’ve come to protect you.” (p. 280)
And that line is about as vague as it can get. Interestingly, the title of Kristin Cashore’s next book is Bitterblue. :) Obviously, that would be the sequel to Graceling, sort of.
Anyway I better get back to work. :P Sshh, yes, I’m blogging at work! Oops! :P