History Literature / Graceling

26th Aug '16 1:25:12 PM ACW
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''Fire'', the second book, a prequel set nearly forty years prior, is about the titular Fire, the last human monster in existence. With her monster status comes [[SoBeautifulItsACurse impossible beauty]] and the ability to read and control minds, as well as the legacy of her father, a [[CompleteMonster true monster]] who nearly tore the Dells apart. Aware of her power, [[BlessedWithSuck and afraid of it]], Fire lives in a corner of the world away from people and temptation. Until the day comes when she is needed by her king, and Fire soon finds herself more entangled in the Dells political struggle than she could ever have imagined.

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''Fire'', the second book, a prequel set nearly forty years prior, is about the titular Fire, the last human monster in existence. With her monster status comes [[SoBeautifulItsACurse impossible beauty]] and the ability to read and control minds, as well as the legacy of her father, a [[CompleteMonster true monster]] monster who nearly tore the Dells apart. Aware of her power, [[BlessedWithSuck and afraid of it]], Fire lives in a corner of the world away from people and temptation. Until the day comes when she is needed by her king, and Fire soon finds herself more entangled in the Dells political struggle than she could ever have imagined.
21st Aug '16 2:00:52 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* CompellingVoice: Leck's power.

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* CompellingVoice: [[spoiler: Leck's power.Grace of lying pretty much amounts to this. Since everyone who hears one of his lies believes what he says over any logic and evidence (and it doesn't even have to be from him- you could have heard it from someone who heard it from someone who heard it from someone who heard it from Leck and still be caught), he can use it to make people do what he wants.]]



* NoSell: Po's Grace makes him entirely immune to [[spoiler: Leck's Grace.]]



* OnePersonOnePower

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* OnePersonOnePowerOnePersonOnePower: Graces. Each Graceling can only get one, which can be as broad as 'survival' and as narrow as 'climbing trees'.


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* SuperGullible: ''Everyone'' when confronted with [[spoiler: Leck's Grace for lying. No matter how ridiculous the lie or how far it is from the source, people will still believe him]]. Po is the only one who can see through it.
20th Aug '16 12:05:14 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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''Fire'', the second book, a prequel set nearly forty years prior, is about the titular Fire, the last human monster in existence. With her monster status comes [[SoBeautifulItsACurse impossible beauty]] and the ability to read and control minds, as well as the legacy of her father, a true monster who nearly tore the Dells apart. Aware of her power, [[BlessedWithSuck and afraid of it]], Fire lives in a corner of the world away from people and temptation. Until the day comes when she is needed by her king, and Fire soon finds herself more entangled in the Dells political struggle than she could ever have imagined.

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''Fire'', the second book, a prequel set nearly forty years prior, is about the titular Fire, the last human monster in existence. With her monster status comes [[SoBeautifulItsACurse impossible beauty]] and the ability to read and control minds, as well as the legacy of her father, a [[CompleteMonster true monster monster]] who nearly tore the Dells apart. Aware of her power, [[BlessedWithSuck and afraid of it]], Fire lives in a corner of the world away from people and temptation. Until the day comes when she is needed by her king, and Fire soon finds herself more entangled in the Dells political struggle than she could ever have imagined.



* ThePowerOfLove: The only way (except for Po's Grace) to resist [[spoiler: Leck's]] Grace. Queen Ashen is able to resist it for Bitterblue, and [[spoiler: Katsa kills Leck at the end because she loves Po and he was about to reveal Po's secret.]]



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Cansrel, Fire's father, had blue-silver hair.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Monsters have strangely-colored hair. Cansrel, Fire's father, had blue-silver hair.
20th Aug '16 11:45:32 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** Leck too. [[spoiler: Though not through legitimate means...]]
18th May '16 1:44:27 PM Jayalaw
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* TheChainsOfCommanding:



* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Everyone Leck affected with his voice, forcing several to do horrible things to other human beings.

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: Everyone Leck affected with his voice, forcing several to do horrible things to other human beings. [[spoiler:Seven years later, she's horrified to find they're ''still'' carrying out his work and covering it up.]]



* DrivenToSuicide: One of [[spoiler:Bitterblue's advisers after she arrests them both on charges of treason and conspiracy. The other one mentions he's considered it but has his family to worry about, so she grants him house arrest.]]



* FalseFriend: [[spoiler:Fox, who is actually the member of a proud family of thieves. She not only stole the crown but also a ring that belonged to Bitterblue's mother]]



* LogicalWeakness: Po mentions that despite his DisabilitySuperpower he can't see color; Bitterblue feels bad for getting annoyed with him about it after he explains it.
* {{MacGuffin}}: Bitterblue's crown for most of the book. [[spoiler:Eventually she pretends that a fake has been found, to get the thief off the hook.]]




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* UnwittingPawn: Bitterblue is quite unhappy to find out that she has become this, with [[spoiler:her advisors obstructing education in the city, ordering the army to commit atrocities to cover up Leck's crimes, and leaving her in the dark about the real state of affairs]].
17th Apr '16 12:24:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* EvilTaintedThePlace: In the third book we discover that the former ruler of Monsea (who was blessed with an astounding ability to make people believe anything he wanted to), left a nasty taint on the kingdom for his daughter to deal with when she assumes the throne. The good old king in addition to being CursedWithAwesome, was a creepy sadist who had a favorite past time was to go a torturin' his subjects with his gifts. The fall out of having literally hundreds of people mentally tortured into believing things, leaves the new ruler with the problem of having the occasional person or two go completely nuts out of the blue. Needless to say, she tires of it real quick.
25th Jan '16 5:45:26 AM Ifreann
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** Bitterblue. [[spoiler: She and Death find confirmation in Leck's journal that Leck kept both Ashen and Bellamew for himself.]]
** Quite possibly at least some others. See MedicalRapeAndImpregnate.
8th Sep '15 9:33:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[AbsurdlyYouthfulMother Absurdly Youthful Father]]: [[SpearCounterpart Brigan.]]
1st Jun '15 7:13:48 AM jayoungr
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* NotWantingKidsIsWeird: Giddon flips out when Katsa refuses to marry him and says that one day she will grow to want children, despite her denial.
19th Mar '15 12:49:49 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** And Fire gets her name from her hair, which is orange, red, pink, and other such colours.
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