Awesome / Graceling

Graceling is full of awesome moments considering the protagonist, but the ones that take the top...
  • Katsa's final encounter with King Leck, considering the circumstances, is epic.
    • Quickly followed up by Bitterblue's defense of her:
    Bitterblue: [draws her blade] You will not hurt her. She did right. ... I'm perfectly well now that he's dead. And I'm not a princess. I'm the Queen of Monsea. Katsa's punishment is my responsibility, and I say she did right, and you will not hurt her.
  • The very first thing we see of Katsa is her knocking out dozens of guards on her own, without them knowing who she was. She then proceeded to knock out Po, even with the advantages of his Grace. And finally managed to get the prisoner she was rescuing away and safe, all on her own, all without being discovered.
  • Bitterblue, a small midget child, with a knife the length of her arm. That is all.