Eight years after Graceling, Bitterblue is queen of a kingdom that was under the spell of a madman for thirty-five years.
At eighteen, Bitterblue is still learning how to rule the kingdom. The influence of Lecka violent psychopath with mind-altering abilitieslives on. When Bitterblue begins sneaking outside the castle to walk the streets of her own city, she meets two thieves who hold a key to the truth of Leck's reign. And one of them, with an extreme skill called a Grace, holds the key to her heart.
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