*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!*
Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, this fantasy epic from the No. 1 NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of the Grisha trilogy is gripping, sweeping and memorable - perfect for fans of George R. R. Martin, Laini Taylor and Kristin Cashore.
Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams - but he can't pull it off alone.
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist.
Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction - if they don't kill each other first.
An epic new exploration of the Grisha universe from the writer of SHADOW AND BONE, SIEGE AND STORM and RUIN AND RISING, totally consuming for both old fans and new.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
With her Grisha trilogy, Leigh Bardugo put us under the spell of the fantastical realm of Ravka. Her new trilogy starts with an unsettling scene in which a young “grisha” (magical servant) named Anya is coerced into performing dark spells, to disastrous effects. You don’t have to be immersed in Bardugo’s mythology to get pulled into Six of Crows, a terrific adventure story with magnetic characters. Filled with beautiful imagery and crisp dialogue, the book unfolds in the bustling city of Ketterdam—a center of trade where street gangs of brutes and runaways compete for turf and an intriguing strike-it-rich scheme unfolds.
When the score of a lifetime presents itself, criminal mastermind Kaz Brekker assembles a crack team of talented outcasts. Their mission: to rescue a prisoner from the most secure prison in the world, so that the secrets he holds can be exploited by the right people. As Kaz and his compatriots put together a daring plan, they contend with old grudges, mistrust, lingering secrets, and deadly rivalries. Naturally, things go wrong once they start their mission, and now they must escape the very prison they sneaked into. Bardugo expands on the world of her Grisha trilogy with this series opener, which marries heist and action conventions with magic and mystery. Her characters are damaged, complex, and relatable, and her worldbuilding is ambitiously detailed. As various characters' backstories unfold, Bardugo reveals intriguing new depths and surprises. This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger. Ages 12 up.
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Loved this book keep on reading if your a but unsure at first it's worth it.👍
It was good!
Really good, had to get about halfway through before I really ‘got into’ it though. Not too sure about the whole arc of someone who used to like...kill people because of how they were born being presented as ‘not that bad after all!!!’ But maybe that’s just me. Otherwise really enjoyed it, not quite as much as shadow and bone but I haven’t read the other book in the series yet so who knows.
Everything I wanted & More
I picked this book up because word of mouth had spread about its diverse and wonderful characters. This book has everything you could want, heroes that don't have a hero complex, that do awful yet understandable things to achieve their goals & don't feel an ounce of remorse, well at least Kaz doesn't. It was funny and well written and surprising, it's honestly been a long time since I've been so engaged and enthralled in a book. I'm off to read Crooked Kingdom, now