Graceling

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 3,655 ratings

Graceling Publisher's Summary

Set in a world where some people are born with a Grace - a unique, sometimes uncanny, gift - this is the story of Katsa, whose Grace, demonstrated at an uncomfortably early age, is for killing. This makes her a perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa. But Katsa chafes at the way she is being used - and even more at the injustices she sees around her. Then she meets Prince Po, who has a Grace to match hers... perhaps.

Featuring FCA favorite Chelsea Mixon as Katsa, and sensational newcomer Zachary Exton as Prince Po, the most fascinating and praised fantasy debut of 2008 now springs to life in a sensational full-cast recording.

©2008 Kristin Cashore (P)2009 Full Cast Audio
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  • Book 1

    • Graceling

    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: David Baker, Chelsea Mixon, Zachary Exton
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,659
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,331
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,342

    Set in a world where some people are born with a Grace - a unique, sometimes uncanny, gift - this is the story of Katsa, whose Grace, demonstrated at an uncomfortably early age, is for killing. This makes her a perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa But Katsa chafes at the way she is being used - and even more at the injustices she sees around her.Then she meets Prince Po, who has a Grace to match hers...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Outstanding first novel!

    • By Kari on 10-31-09

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Graceling

    • Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    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, punnishing and torturing anyone who displeases him. Breaking arms and cutting off fingers are her stock-in-trade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely Mesmerising!

    • By Moonglotexas on 09-12-13

    Regular price: $26.65

  • Book 2

    • Fire

    • Graceling, Book 2
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 13 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    A must-read title for all fans of Patrick Rothfuss and Trudi Canavan, Fire is an exceptional fantasy novel. From the deft characterisation to the gripping story, the fast-paced action to the evocative prose, this is one of the strongest fantasy novels of the year. Set in a world of stunningly beautiful, exceptionally dangerous monsters, Fire is one of the most dangerous monsters of all - a human one. Marked out by her vivid red hair, she's more than attractive. Fire is mesmerising.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as the first

    • By Rick on 05-24-13

    Regular price: $26.64

    • Fire

    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Xanthe Elbrick
    • Length: 12 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 936
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748

    She is the last of her kind...It is not a peaceful time in the Dells. In King City, the young King Nash is clinging to the throne, while rebel lords in the north and south build armies to unseat him. War is coming. And the mountains and forest are filled with spies and thieves. This is where Fire lives, a girl whose beauty is impossibly irresistible and who can control the minds of everyone around her.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Totally Different from Graceling

    • By Allison on 01-14-10

    Regular price: $42.00

  • Book 3

    • Bitterblue

    • Graceling, Book 3
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Xanthe Elbrick
    • Length: 16 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 854
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 760
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 767

    Bitterblue is now queen of Monsea. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisors, who have run things since Leck died, believe in a forward-thinking plan: Pardon all who committed terrible acts under Leck's reign, and forget anything bad ever happened. But when Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle - disguised and alone - to walk the streets of her own city, she starts realizing that the kingdom has been under the 35-year spell of a madman.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I like Bitterblue, but have other issues.

    • By Amanda on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $42.00

    • Bitterblue

    • Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Kristin Cashore
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 17 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    Eight years have passed since the young Princess Bitterblue and her country were saved from the vicious King Leck. Now Bitterblue is the queen of Monsea, and her land is at peace. But the influence of her father, a violent psychopath with mind-altering abilities, lives on. Her advisers, who have run the country on her behalf since Leck's death, believe in a forward-thinking plan: to pardon all of those who committed terrible acts during Leck's reign and to forget every dark event that ever happened.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of the Seven Kingdoms Trilogy

    • By Rick on 06-12-13

    Regular price: $26.64