Pdf/E–book [Graceling]


Graceling

SUMMARY ´ Graceling Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY Ng she is forced to work as the king’s thug She never expects to fall in love with beautiful Prince Po She never expects to learn the truth behind her Grace or the terrible secret that lies hidden far away a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms. What I think about when I hear the namePo Po the Panda Po from Telletubbies A crazy guy like Edgar Allen Poe PooKatsa Ketchup Mutant KatnissRor Roar I m a T RexTealiff Tea LeafSkye Skype A modern name which you will NOT find in a medieval placeKing Randa Ranting Panda King Ranting PandaDrowden Drowsy DrowningThigpen Pig pen Thinking penLeck Lick Peck Neck Smack Some other variationLienid An insult Hey you LienidBy the way Po s real name is Greening Grandemalion Great at least its not Yellowing Grandemalion or Purpling Grandemalion or something stupid like that That would sound really weird unlike Greening Grandemalion which is a name someone would normally give to their child YeahIf you have any suggestions about what the names from Graceling sound like feel free to put it in the commentsNote Next up is the review which is very thorough about the issues of Graceling s worldbuilding This is going to take a while but stay with me Thanks Actual Rating 25 starsWhen reviewers criticize Graceling they often complain about the view on feminism I think enough has been said about that so for detailed reviews about that issue I recommend Amanda s review and Tatiana s reviewHowever this isn t Graceling s only flaw The other big problem is the black and white world buildingWorld of Graceling Graceling is set in a european ish medieval land with horses taverns kings castles and anything else you would except to find in such a place The land is divided into seven kingdoms Lienid the island kingdom Monsea a kingdom closed off by the mountains Middluns the middle kingdom and Nander Estill Sunder Wester which surround Middluns on the North East South and West side respectively See what Cashore did there Another aspect is the Graced some people are born with special abilities called Graces such as mind reading excellent swimming skills killing etc There is great prejudice against the Graced except in Lienid and one can tell if another person is Graced if the person s eyes are mismatched colors Random comment One of my friends has eyes like this It s a condition called heterochromia iridum But sadly my friend has no superpowers AnywaysI think we can all agree that European medieval worlds are definitely overdone nearly every epic fantasy or high fantasy is set in one However authors can still make them fresh if they add complexity to them with new aspects or intriguing historyExamples of Fresh Intriguing WorldsFor example in Cinda Williams Chima s Seven Realms the generic fantasy world is made fresh by complex struggles between Gray Wolf ueens Clan and Wizards There is a well developed and uniue culture in the world stemming from the struggles between Clan and Wizards and the history is complex and believableAnother example is The Well Between the Worlds It is a retelling of the King Arthur tale set in a medieval world but adds the elements of the Wells the sinking of Lyonnesse and industrialization to make a breathtakingly fresh and original world So what s the matter with Graceling s worldWhy Graceling s World building Simply Isn t Good EnoughFirst off there are only a few fresh aspects of this world1 The idea of the Graced2 Some cultural aspects of the Lienid like the gold jewelry Po s tattoos and the ringinheritance thingand that s pretty much it But there s got to be Anything Tell me is thereA religion NoHistory Like references to why the kingdoms are how they are etc NopeMythologylegendsstories about old heroes Graced etc NoUniue cultural aspects NoneAnything that separates the world of Graceling from other fantasies I m sorry but there is other than the Graced nothing original hereOkay okay we get it Nothing new here But sometimes generic fantasy worlds are complex There are complex issues complex characters and complex motivations which make up for the lack of originality In fact a world lacking new ideas sometimes portrays old ideas in a new light What about Graceling Is there any complexityLack of complexity in GracelingPart One The Inhabitants of the worldEEEEEEVIL PEOPLE The villain view spoilerKing Leck hide spoiler

SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore

SUMMARY ´ Graceling Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY Katsa has been able to kill a man with her bare hands since she was eight she’s a Graceling one of the rare people in her land born with an extreme skill As niece of the king she should be able to live a life of privilege but Graced as she is with killi. I wanted so badly to like this book It has so much going for it It is original and inventive I never once caught myself thinking Now where did I read that before Oh right in the last three books The idea of the graced their skills and their mismatched eyes of the seven kingdoms of the characters themselves All of them were uniuely Cashore s own Her prose was clear and lucid though there were passages that dragged and made me want to skip ahead So pacing was occasionally a problem but not the actual words themselves I thought it uite notable especially as a debut However Yes that dreaded however But before we get to that a uick disclaimer I certainly have no say on what Cashore did or did not intend the book to say I only can say with certainty what I find in the book and I hope you can agree that if in addition to great writing and engaging stories one desires one s reading material to have at the very least some simple ethics it is than reasonable that some readers will discuss and debate the ethics and social s that certain features of this book present Personally I appreciate being able to discuss something that a book mentions and which allows me to think of it in an entirely different light I am fully aware that many might feel that this review is biased and unfair written from a narrow minded hidebound mentality How dare I allow my personal convictions to color my view of a book I read Especially a fantasy book that clearly takes place in a world that is not this one But before you comment to let me know that I am a horrible disgrace and disappointment as a human for allowing my personal convictions to color my view of a book that I have read please take a moment to know that I am not allowing any comments on this review I had nearly 50 comments on this review and I ultimately chose to delete them when the vitriolic contemptuous comments kept coming For those of you whose opinions differed but who chose to share that contrary opinion with civility and tolerance I would like once to extend my sincerest thanks especially to Ariel and Angie For the others that commented to agree or say thanks for the review I hope it helped So back to that however My issue is that firstly what Po and Katsa have is not love Infatuation Certainly Affection Sure But love true love is wanting what is best for the other person and doing whatever one can so that the other is able to move toward the best Thus love is at its core sacrificial and giving What is the purpose of Katsa s and Po s sexual relationship It is of transient emotional and physical benefit but how does it benefit them ultimately I don t believe that love euals sex and the book seemed to infer just thatBut say she did love him I m all for girl power and females don t need a guy to be fulfilled All for that I even understand that at that point in Katsa s life she had just claimed her freedom and could not imagine entering any other station of life that would in any way limit or curtail her personal liberty All well and fine But then she goes ahead and enters into a physical relationship with a guy because she loves him but just can t ever be married to him because that would limit her sense of self and her own freedom to come and go as she pleased Granted the concept of marriage within the confines of that secondary world might differ it could be a total abnegation of self but I never got that sense when they talked about marriages in their society In fact at its core marriage in our world is a contract of personal commitment between two people but Katsa while perhaps legitimately shunning marriage in her world still has no desire to ever commit to Po in any way So it would seem that Katsa s issues had way to do with herself and her own flaws and insecurities than the idea of commitment or even Po Given his affection for her he would never have limited her freedom But flip the coin What if it was Po who loved Katsa but refused to marry her because then he would not be free Where he was the one who would take whatever Katsa had to offer but did not care enough to actually make any sort of commitment to her That likely would not go over as well It is strange what a double standard we have in relationships esp in a feminist age We praise novels that show females as strong independent individuals even if that means they are also selfish and controlling while we uite rightly condemn that sort of behavior in male protagonists But then not only are we giving a sad view of a strong woman as if that is the only way to portray a vibrant and intelligent female we are also touting a weak and ineffective masculine image that indicates that no male can be resourceful or a leader or else he is preventing the girl from being who she ought to be free to beetc When we did we stop striving for an ideal where both men and women complimented each other each being allowed their own strengths and being euals rather than always rivals and competitors So again a talented new author but I have deep reservations about some of the messages in this book and I doubt I will recommend it to many people Which is a shame considering the uality of the rest of the story which is easily three stars for the prose though the plot had a few spots that seemed out of place Graceling never seemed like it should have been a love story much less a hook up and I was loving it as a fine fantasy personal growth novel but once they brought in the romantic anti romantic elements it lost me

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SUMMARY ´ Graceling Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY With words alone With elegant evocative prose and a cast of unforgettable characters debut author Kristin Cashore creates a mesmerizing world a death defying adventure and a heart racing romance that will consume you hold you captive and leave you wanting. Updated 040114 I happen to like books which feature kick ass feminist heroines and are light on the romance so I should like this book right Yeah but I don t First of all Katsa acts like a petulant little girl throughout the entire book not some strong feminist poster woman Katsa shows very little if any personal growth over the course of this novel Also I felt like the author spent too much time trying to sell us on the following ideas femininity is an idea forced upon women by the patriarchy men don t respect women commitment ruins relationships marriage is a tool of the devil and so on Look I understand that some women feel that way and I m completely cool with it I d be lying if I claimed that I ve never thought some of the same things during my lifetime That said I hate how the author seems to be shoving very specific views down my throat instead of telling me a story that challenges me to think for myself This book is written in such a way that it makes me think Cashore the author is using her character her story as a vehicle to voice her very strong opinions Don t get me wrong I don t necessarily have a problem with that sort of thing it s just that this book is being touted as feminist but I fail to see true feminism within the pages of this book I mean I guess you could consider it a version of feminism but it s not very inclusionary In fact it s a very bigoted version of feminism Other than Katsa every other woman in this book is portrayed as weak and dumb So basically unless you re an angry dress hating man hating woman with an aversion to commitment there is something wrong with you News Flash femininity isn t anti feminist I m sorry but it is possible for independent intelligent and stable women to embrace femininity without losing credibility And anyway isn t that the point of the feminist movement Gaining euality without having to act like one of the guys I mean sure you can reject femininity if you want but don t go around assuming that those who are feminine are pathetic weakling losers who do nothing to help the cause It just so turns out that line of thought is backward and does nothing to advance the cause Also Katsa s view of other women in the realm is uite condescending in that she never seems to consider how privileged she is compared to some of these other women Katsa s lucky in that she has the ability to kill pretty much anyone she wants so it s not like she has to do a damn thing anyone tells her to do Despite all the crap she supposedly has to put up with Katsa has benefitted from an education and she s also afforded freedoms than most women because someone else pays her bills She doesn t have to milk the cows or churn butter or become a serving wench She doesn t have to prostitute herself out in order to make ends meetGirlfriend needs to shut the hell up about all that because it s not like she s doing anything other than making a hole observations Katsa s not doing anything to change the way all women in the realm are treated which is fine it s her life whatever She just needs to uit it with the judgmental attitude toward others who can t afford to live or think the way she does I could have handled Katsa s aversion to having a relationship with Poe if she hadn t had any feelings for him or if she knew she wasn t emotionally ready to make any sort of commitment But no Katsa s aversion to commitment was built up do be some great personal strength of hers In the end it just felt like she she being Katsa Or Cashore Kat Shore was trying to prove a point or something like look at how independent I am I m not a barnacle I don t need a manexcept for when I needs teh sex So Poe my lover sorry you lost your sight and all but I ll prolly be drunk dialing you in the future cause I am comfortable with my sexuality kthanxbai sob Walking away is waaaaay hard which is why I am so strong sob Grrrrrrrrrrrrrl Powerrrrrr Yeah because being in a loving trusting eual and committed relationship isn t a sign of strength Strength can only be had by loners who don t like to commit because doing so will supposedly lower their self worth ummmI meanindependent people Also it has to be said The love scene grosses me out as much or than the sex scenes in Titanic andor Avatar Some people just don t know how to write a love scene James Cameron and Kristin Cashore are among that group One last thing why is it that no one seems to have an issue with Katsa hitting Po literally knocking him to the ground so hard that he bruises All he did was voice his opinion that s it Had the tables been turned had Po hit Katsa for voicing her opinion you people would be unbelievably angry I m sure some of you would be burning Cashore in effigy Let s do a little of this whole turning tables thing Pretend that Katsa is actually a male character and Po is female Okay how much do you love this new topsy turvy version of Graceling Not very much you say Yeah I thought so If you ask me Katsa is one of the least deserving protagonists She s a violent judgmental a hole who shows little to no personal growth over the course of this entire book I don t care if she had a difficult childhood having a difficult childhood doesn t mean you have to go around inflicting the worst parts of yourself on others Having a difficult childhood doesn t give you license to be an awful personTwo stars because the concept was cool Too bad it was poorly executed

  • Hardcover
  • 471
  • Graceling
  • Kristin Cashore
  • English
  • 04 July 2018
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  1. says: SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore Pdf/E–book [Graceling] Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY

    REVIEW Graceling Pdf/E–book [Graceling] SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore I wanted so badly to like this book It has so much going for it It is original and inventive I never once caught myself thinking Now where did I read that before? Oh right in the last three books The idea of the graced their skills and their

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    Pdf/E–book [Graceling] SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore REVIEW Graceling Graceling by Kristin Cashore follows in a burgeoning market for strong female charactersKatsa is much like Katniss from The Hunger Games in her naive perception of the world her coldness and tendency towards pragmatic practicality She is similar to Xhex from the Black Dagger Brotherhood in her disgust of all things feminine The stor

  3. says: Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore REVIEW Graceling

    Pdf/E–book [Graceling] SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore Graceling has a beautiful cover great premise and lots of hype and would be a terrific novel if it weren’t for the writing and atrocious ma

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    Pdf/E–book [Graceling] July 2020 I cannot look at my original review for this book any It's time it went under a tag I won't delete it because it's sorta fun and deeply embarrassing to look back on the silly things I thought when I was younger But I don't believe almost all of the things I wrote 9 years ago If I ever do a reread I'll write an updated reviewOld rev

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    SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY REVIEW Graceling When a monster stopped behaving like a monster did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else? Authors take note This is YA Lit done rightKatsa is a monster She's been one ever since she discovered the power of her killing Grace Onlyshe starts to wonder does she have to be?In the Graceling Realm those born with heterochromia different colored eyes are blessed with a Grace A Grace can be anything from the mundane ie holding your

  6. says: Pdf/E–book [Graceling] Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY

    SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore Pdf/E–book [Graceling] What I think about when I hear the namePo Po the Panda Po from Telletubbies A crazy guy like Edgar Allen Poe PooKatsa Ketchup Mutant KatnissRor Roar I'm a T RexTealiff Tea LeafSkye Skype A modern name which you will NOT find in a medieval placeKing Randa Ranting Panda King Ranting PandaDrowden Drowsy DrowningTh

  7. says: Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore Pdf/E–book [Graceling]

    SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore Pdf/E–book [Graceling] When a monster stopped behaving like a monster did it stop being a monster? Did it become something else? This is one of

  8. says: Pdf/E–book [Graceling] SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore REVIEW Graceling

    Pdf/E–book [Graceling] Updated 040114 I happen to like books which feature kick ass feminist heroines and are light on the romance so I should like this book right? Yeah but I don't First of all Katsa acts like a petulant little girl throughout the entire book not some strong feminist poster woman Katsa shows very little if any personal growth over the course of this novel Also I felt like the author spent too much time trying to sell us on the followin

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    Pdf/E–book [Graceling] it is so hard to write reviews for books i actually like no lovetalking about this book is like trying to describe to someone a relationship from long ago that was bittersweet and is now over but i have never had a relationship that involved so many horses and swordplay not even metaphorically and fewer people care about my love life than abo

  10. says: Pdf/E–book [Graceling] REVIEW Graceling

    SUMMARY ☆ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Kristin Cashore Kristin Cashore ´ 8 SUMMARY REVIEW Graceling Okay so this was a re read on audio and I thought it was really cool with the multiple narrators and music and stuff But sometimes one of the voices rubbed me the wrong way and the music went from fantasy to what sounded like western music Lol Maybe it was just me I still loved the book though I am in love with Katsa She is an aw

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