This was the first book in the seven kingdoms series, Katsa is the neice of the king. And she kicks butt basically heck she killed a guy with her own hands when she was just 8! This book has a awesome plot,great characters. Im trying not to say to much because once i get started I cant stop and trust me with this book you will want to read it! i give it 4 outta 5 stars. Cant wait to read the second one!