What if your talent was to kill? That is the fate of Katsa. In a land where people are born with "Graces," or extreme talents, Katsa is shunned and exploited for her frightening ability. It’s not until Katsa encounters a mysterious Graced fighter does she seems to meet her match. But in this land, taking Graces at face value can be deadly! Adventure, romance, and espionage make this a fun read. If strong, butt-kicking women are your favorite heroes, this book is for you!— Alli D.
Winter 2009 Kids' List
“In a world where some people are born with extreme and often feared skills -- called Graces -- Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, that of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king. Action-packed and featuring a strong, feisty girl.”
— Kristi Tiedt, Butterfly Books, De Pere, WI
In a world where some people are born with a unique and sometimes uncanny gift, Katsa was certainly no exception. At an early age, she demonstrated an uncomfortable gift for killing. This makes her the perfect tool for her uncle, King Randa. But Katsa detests being used and decides to stand against the injustice surrounding her.