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The long-awaited companion to New York Times bestsellers Graceling and Fire
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 thirty-five-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.
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"Some authors can tell a good story; some can write well. Cashore is one of the rare novelists who do both. Thrillingly imagined and beautifully executed, "Bitterblue" stands as a splendid contribution in long literary tradition."—New York Times Book Review
"A story that transcends the genre with its emotional and philosophical weight."—BCCB, starred review
"Devastating and heartbreaking...those willing to take the risk will—like Bitterblue—achieve something even more precious: a hopeful beginning."— Kirkus, starred review
"Readers will gallop through [Bitterblue], eager to catch up on beloved characters and hopeful that the Seven Kingdoms can at last find peace. There are astonishing and sometimes heartbreaking discoveries...Buy all three volumes, in multiple copies."—VOYA, starred review
"Cashore's imagined world is brilliantly detailed and brimming with vibrant and dynamic characters."—School Library Journal, starred review
"Fans of...intricate political fantasies will relish this novel of palace intrigue."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Praise for Fire:
"Fresh, hopeful, tragic and glorious."—Kirkus, starred review
"Piercing and elegant."—Horn Book, starred review
"Vivid storytelling, strongly realized alternate world, well-drawn characters, convincing fantasy elements, gripping adventure scenes, and memorable love story."—Booklist, starred review
"Readers will fall in love."—SLJ, starred review
"Cashore is that rare gifted writer who can give a fantasy novel real depth."—Los Angeles Times
"There aren't enough words to describe how awesome this book is."—Romantic Times, Top Pick, Gold Star
"Elegantly written....Blazes with the questions of young adulthood: Who am I? How do I stand in relation to my parents? What choices will define my life?"—The Washington Post
"Cashore sets herself apart."—The New York Times Book Review
Praise for Graceling:
"This is gorgeous storytelling: exciting, stirring, and accessible. Fantasy and romance readers will be thrilled."—SLJ, starred review
"An assured fantasy debut....In a tale filled with graphic violence and subtle heartbreak, gentle passion and savage kindness, matter-of-fact heroics and bleak beauty, no defeat is ever total and no triumph comes without cost. Grace-full, in every sense."—Kirkus, starred review
"Exquisitely drawn...While adult readers, too, will enjoy the author’s originality, the writing is perfectly pitched at teens struggling to put their own talents to good use. With this riveting debut, Cashore has set the bar exceedingly high."—Publishers Weekly, starred review
"An impressive first novel.”—Booklist, starred review
"Rageful, exhilarating, wistful in turns."—The New York Times Book Review
Kristin Cashore grew up in the northeast Pennsylvania countryside as the second of four daughters. She received a bachelor's degree from Williams College and a master's from the Center for the Study of Children's Literature at Simmons College, and she has worked as a dog runner, a packer in a candy factory, an editorial assistant, a legal assistant, and a freelance writer. She has lived in many places (including Sydney, New York City, Boston, London, Austin, and Jacksonville, Florida), and she currently lives in the Boston area. Her epic fantasy novels set in the Graceling Realm--Graceling, Fire, and Bitterblue--have won many awards and much high praise, including picks as ALA Best Books for Young Adults, School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors Choice, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. In addition, Graceling was shortlisted for the William C. Morris Debut Award and Fire is an Amelia Elizabeth Walden Book Award Winner.
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