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About the Book

About the Book


Eight years after GRACELING, 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, and the only way to move forward is to revisit the past.

Two thieves, who only steal what has already been stolen, change her life forever. They hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace that he hasn't yet identified, holds a key to her heart.

by Kristin Cashore

  • Publication Date: May 1, 2012
  • Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 14+
  • Hardcover: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Dial
  • ISBN-10: 0803734735
  • ISBN-13: 9780803734739