In Katsa’s world, some people are born with special gifts. They are called the “Graced” and are recognizable by their differently colored eyes. But being Graced is not typically a blessing; those born with graces are ostracized; they are made the servants of their king. Katsa’s eyes are green and blue, and her Grace is killing. Under the power of her uncle, one of the kings of the seven kingdoms, Katsa is forced to punish his enemies and is afraid to get close to anyone save her cousin. Though she fears her uncle, Katsa has established the Council, an inter-kingdom organization which acts in service of justice, a role which is her first step to discovering things about herself that she has been too afraid to see.