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... read more
Gracelings are people born with an extreme talent, known as a Grace. They could be Graced in swimming, cooking, sword-fighting, you name it. The majority of them are feared for their difference and often exploited for their skill. You can differentiate between a normal person and a Graced one... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Gracelings are people born with an extreme talent, known as a Grace. They could be Graced in swimming, cooking, sword-fighting, you name it. The majority of them are feared for their difference and often exploited for their skill. You can differentiate between a normal person and a Graced one by looking at the eyes. Gracelings have mismatching eyes.
Katsa and Po are the protagonist of this book and are in an adventure to avenge the deaths and torture of their folks. They travel across mountains, rivers, snow-tipped mountains, and jungles in order to take revenge.
“If there's anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I'll hit him in the face.”Lady Katsa
“Katsa didn't think a person should thank her for not causing pain. Causing joy was worthy of thanks, and causing pain worthy of disgust. Causing neither was neither, it was nothing, and nothing didn't warrant thanks.”
“Something caught in her throat at this second thanks, when she'd threatened him so brutally. When you're a monster, she thought, you are thanked and praised for not behaving like a monster. She would like to restrain from cruelty and receive no admiration for it.”Lady Katsa
“What can be so funny to a prince who's turned his hair blue?”Lady Katsa
“You look like you've been in a fight, for the first time in your life.”Raffin
“It humbles me. But it doesn't humiliate me.”Prince Po
“It’s no use if our rescue kills him.”Oll
“"Wonderful," Po said. "It's quite boring really, that way you beat me to death with your hands and feet, Katsa. It'll be refreshing to have you coming at me with a knife."”Prince Po
“And I suppose it never occurs to you to start small. If I told you my roof needed rebuilding, you'd start by knocking down the house.”Prince Po
“I know a Graceling when I see one. Let me see the colors of your eyes, boy. I'll cut them out. Don't think I won't.”
“You're more dear to my heart than I ever knew anyone could be. And I've made you cry; and there I'll stop.”Prince Po
“Your brand of comfort bears some similarity to your tactical offense.”Prince Po
“I should've taken greater care of her face.”Prince Po
“"Katsa. Is it too much for you to understand that a man might be hungry after you've beaten him half to death?"”Prince Po
“No one would even suspect, for who could suspect a Grace that controlled suspicions?”
“"I'm going to name my firstborn child after you." Katsa laughed at that. "For the child's sake, wait for a girl. Or even better, wait until all your children are older and give my name to whichever is the most troublesome and obstinate."”Prince Skye and Lady Katsa
'If there's anyone I wish to stun at dinner, I'll hit him in the face.'Highlighted by 65 Kindle customers
A monster that refused, sometimes, to behave like a monster. When a monster stopped behaving like a monster, did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else?Highlighted by 60 Kindle customers
'I love you,' he said. 'You're more dear to my heart than I ever knew anyone could be. And I've made you cry; and there I'll stop.'Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
'You're in fine temper,' Raffin said. 'Your hair is blue,' Katsa snapped back.Highlighted by 47 Kindle customers
'What can be so funny,' Katsa said, 'to a prince who's turned his hair blue?' 'You look like you've been in a fight,' he said, 'for the first time in your life.'Highlighted by 45 Kindle customers
you're the most quarrelsome person I've ever met. And I really do worry about your horse.'Highlighted by 40 Kindle customers
'Does it bother you? You're welcome to do the hunting yourself. Perhaps I can stay by the fire and mend your socks, and scream if I hear any strange noises.'Highlighted by 37 Kindle customers
you have more energy than anyone I've ever encountered, though I wonder if you aren't a bit hard on your horse.Highlighted by 36 Kindle customers
In the end, Leck should have stuck to his lies. For it was the truth he almost told that killed him.Highlighted by 30 Kindle customers
She cried like a person whose heart is broken and wondered how, when two people loved each other, there could be such a broken heart. She couldn't have him, and there was no mistaking it. She could never be his wife. She could not steal herself back from Randa only to give herself away again—belong to another person, be answerable to another person, build her very being around another person. No matter how she loved him.Highlighted by 10 Kindle customers
On page 220 in my edition (near the end of Chapter 18 for those of you that don't have my edition), it says "He sat for a moment, quietly. 'I've wondered...it occurs to me recently...that he could be Graced.'" In the dialogue, it says "occurs," but it is written in past tense, so it should be "occurred."
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