Die Beschenkte

(Graceling Realm #1)

Die Beschenkte (Hardcover, German language, 2009, Carlsen Verlag)

Hardcover, 493 pages

German language

Published Sept. 1, 2009 by Carlsen Verlag.

ISBN:
9783551582102

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4 star (4 reviews)

“Er schien plötzlich nicht zu wissen, was er sagen sollte, schaute nach unten und spielte mit seinen Ringen. Er holte Luft und rieb sich den Kopf, und als er ihr wieder das Gesicht zuwandte, hatte sie das Gefühl, seine Augen seien nackt, sie könne direkt durch sie hindurch ins Licht seiner Seele sehen. Sie wusste, was er sagen würde.”

Als Katsa dem geheimnisvollen Prinzen von Lienid begegnet, weiß sie sofort, dass auch er beschenkt ist - sie ist sich nur nicht sicher, mit welcher Gabe. Katsa dagegen ist in allen sieben Königreichen bekannt und gefürchtet: Sie hat die Gabe des Tötens.

Nur Bo, der fremde Prinz, scheint keine Angst vor ihr zu haben und ringt beharrlich und mit viel Geduld um ihr Vertrauen.

Im Kampf gegen einen König mit einer teuflischen Gabe werden sie auf ihrem gemeinsamen Weg durch Schnee und Eis, über Meere und Gebirgsketten zu Verbündeten - und …

6 editions

Truth is a precarious thing; Content Warning: Abuse, Gaslighting

4 star

Me in 2013: This sure is rad! I could go for more of this, but the villain doesn't seem like a big deal! Me now: Oh, God I GET it now. 2016-2020 has taught me how precarious truth is and how ultimately devious gaslighting is. Also I love how Katsa and Po's graces compliment each other, it's really fitting, but OH GOD LECK IS THE WORST.

Maybe if you're 21 and naive like I was, and lived under a rock the past 4 years, you won't appreciate how powerful an ability to gaslight is.

I don't think you'll feel that way if you read Graceling now. It will scream "too real" as you remember the reporters talking about being gaslit by 45 regarding things they personally witnessed.

While I look forward to Winterkeep, the 4th book in the series coming out next year, I'm imagining I will see Fire and …

Review of 'Graceling' on Goodreads

4 star

Thoroughly enjoyable, captivating, and delightful, both while reading and upon reflection. Gets right so many things that are wrong with much of literature and media in general, and does so effortlessly and unobtrusively, in a story that is quite compelling in its own right. Great characters, the Graces and their dynamics are intriguing, lots of surprises and development.

Review of 'Graceling' on 'GoodReads'

4 star

Thoroughly enjoyable, captivating, and delightful, both while reading and upon reflection. Gets right so many things that are wrong with much of literature and media in general, and does so effortlessly and unobtrusively, in a story that is quite compelling in its own right. Great characters, the Graces and their dynamics are intriguing, lots of surprises and development.

Review of 'Graceling' on 'GoodReads'

4 star

Thoroughly enjoyable, captivating, and delightful, both while reading and upon reflection. Gets right so many things that are wrong with much of literature and media in general, and does so effortlessly and unobtrusively, in a story that is quite compelling in its own right. Great characters, the Graces and their dynamics are intriguing, lots of surprises and development.