In the Seven Kingdoms, certain lucky people are given a Grace, a phenomenal talent that can manifest in everything from dancing to swimming... or, in teenager Katsa's case, killing. As the king's niece, she can't hide her Grace, and soon finds herself trapped in the role of using it as his brutal enforcer. But when Katsa meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, everything changes.
Po doesn't fear Katsa's Grace; instead, he understands and respects her. And he also makes her realize that she must stand up against the tyrannical king. As Katsa grows to understand the true treachery of her kingdom, she creates a Council that will offer justice and protection to those who have been used or abused. And along the way, Katsa must learn to decipher the true nature of her Grace... and how to put it to good use. This is a thrilling, action-packed fantasy adventure that will resonate deeply with adolescents trying to find their way in the world.
|14 and up
|Sep 7, 2009
|HMH Books for Young Readers