Graceling Ch1

So, Graceling.

I’ve read scattered spoilers and discussion about the book that seem to amount to either Graceling being feminist and patriarchy-showing or terrible and patriarchy reinforcing. I’m inclined to hope that if something is actually getting debated on those merits it’s going to be at least better than the average book where no one even pays attention to such issues, but that’s what I thought when I was hearing discussion about The Bone-Doll’s Twin that made it sound like the only issue was whether or not designated female rulers were really any better than designated male ones, and wow did the series turn out to have many, many terrible issues.

Then again, at least that’s interesting. Let’s find out if Graceling manages to live up to any of its reputations.


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