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January 2, 2023

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Christmas Countdown Number 7 – Katsa and Po

Number 7 – Katsa and Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore

It says something about how many great couples I’ve read this year that Katsa and Po only come in at number seven. I adored this book when I went hunting for the quote below I ended up reading the whole thing again. It’s just so good.

Katsa is a great heroine, her growth in the novel and her journey towards self acceptance and control over her temper and grace are brilliantly handled. As for Po, what can I say, he’s the perfect hero despite having his own demons to battle. I love him for not wanting or expecting Katsa to change for him.

“It would change me to be your wife,” she said.
He watched her eyes. “Yes. I understand you.”
A log fell into the fire. They sat quietly. His voice, when he spoke, was hesitant.
“It strikes me that heartbreak isn’t the only alternative to marriage,” he said.
“What do you mean?”
He ducked his head for a moment. he raised his eyes to her again. “I’ll give myself to you however you’ll take me,” he said, so simply that Katsa found she wasn’t embarrassed. She watched his face.
“And where would that lead?”
“I don’t know, but I trust you.”

Remember to enter the contest and tell me about your own couple of the year and come back tomorrow to hear about Diana Peterfreund‘s favourite couple.


Diana Peterfreund said…

I love love LOVE Katsa and Po. SOOOOOOOO MUCH.

Except I read them in 2008. πŸ˜‰ So they can't make my list for this year.

Julie said…

I found your blog because of a mention on Jemi's and popped over and almost swooned. Katsa and Po. I love them. I just finished GRACELING and am halfway through FIRE (which is just a good). I love the relationships in these books. They are complicated and simple at the same time. I look forward to the rest of the couples on your list!

Alexa said…

Diana – me too! I could have gone on about them for ages but I'm trying to be concise πŸ™‚

Julie – Thanks for dropping by. I'll join you in some swooning and yes you put it perfectly they are complicated and simple!

Jemi Fraser said…

Graceling is in my TBR pile, but I haven't got to it yet. I really need a few extra hours in the day. Has anyone got a few to spare???

Rhiannon Hart said…

Swoon! Tears! And all the rest. I love Katsa and Po. *happy sigh* I love that scene.

Alexa said…

Jemi – I wish I knew how to create more hours I need them too!

Rhiannon – Definitely a swoon moment πŸ™‚

Kim said…

Is it so sad that I haven't read this book? I put it on hold at my library, though, so I'll be among the swooners soon, I hope!

Alexa said…

Kim – you will LOVE it!

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