In one kingdom, Gracelings are people born with two different eye colors and mystical powers. Some Gracelings have useful Graces, others are mistrusted. In another kingdom, separated by almost-impassible mountains, Monsters are found everywhere – magical and vicious versions of common animals. There is only one human Monster, and her name is Fire. Cashore has created an interesting world, and I imagine future books will explore all the various ramifications of Gracelings, Monsters, and other magical beings. These books are also a study of human nature – what makes us who we are? What do we do because of it?
Author: Kristin Cashore
Order: Graceling; Fire; Bitterblue (tentative title)
Series still being written.