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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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October 2nd, 2014
If you liked fire and Graceling this tired it up well.
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January 23rd, 2014
Difficult to do a follow up as Graceling and Fire were really really good, but I enjoyed it.
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January 23rd, 2014
I found this book to be very dull. It did keep me curious, but not enough to keep me begging for more. It dragged on, and a lot of parts could have been shortened, to make room for more interesting things, although, the characters were decently developed. It can also be hard to follow everything if you don't pay close enough attention. There are some parts I had to read more than once. Overall, not a book I would recommend.
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Still swirling...
January 22nd, 2013
Great book as part 3 (not really a series) of the Gracling books. I've enjoyed the journey from the beginning and hope there's another book where Bitterblue and Saf can be together, experience the Dells together, have Po and Katsa around for the adventure, and have Fire tell of what her life with (can't think of his name right now, her husband/former soldier) has been like and how she liked living with him. If this book is the end, I truly miss them and their story already. I'd gladly read all 3 books again.
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