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Publisher Description

In a world where people born with an exceptional skill, known as a Grace, are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of a skill even she despises: the Grace of killing.

She lives under the command of her Uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to carry out his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. Breaking arms and cutting off fingers are her stock-in-trade. Finding life under his rule increasingly unbearable, Katsa forms an underground Council whose purpose is to combat the destructive behaviour of the seven kings - after all, the Middluns is only one of the Seven Kingdoms, each of them ruled by their own king and his personal agenda for power.

When the Council hears that the King of Liend's father has been kidnapped Katsa investigates ... and stumbles across a mystery. Who would want to kidnap him, and why? And who was the extraordinary Graced fighter who challenged her fighting skills, for the first time, as she and the Council rushed the old man to saftey?

Something dark and deadly is rising in the north and creeping across the continent, and behind it all lurks the shadowy figure of a one-eyed king ...

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2008
20 November
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Orion
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Herrzz ,

Brilliant book

Can't recommend this enough! Read it when it first came out and re-read it hundreds of times since. Really engaging! Read it. It won't disappoint!!

Tiny poppy11111111111 ,

Good read

I really liked the idea of this book, I love Katsa being such a strong model in this book. However, personally I love books with a more emotional approach to love, and for me I felt that it was quite cold. However, I understand that this is part of the book and it was created that way for a purpose. Nevertheless, I really did enjoy the read and I loved the story line. Just for me, I’m missing a bit of emotion!

Creativehope ,

A must read

Simply couldn't put this book down and already writing a review is burning my fingers with the delay it is causing to downloading the next part. An excellent read.

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