Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times–bestselling Six of Crows.
Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz 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.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo returns to the breathtaking world of the Grishaverse in this unforgettable tale about the opportunity—and the adventure—of a lifetime.
“Six of Crows is a twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from the beginning to end.” –New York Times-bestselling author Holly Black
“Six of Crows [is] one of those all-too-rare, unputdownable books that keeps your eyes glued to the page and your brain scrambling to figure out what’s going to happen next.” –Michael Dante DiMartino, co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
“There's conflict between morality and amorality and an appetite for sometimes grimace-inducing violence that recalls the Game of Thrones series. But for every bloody exchange there are pages of crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world, with full color and sound. If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time.” —The New York Times Book Review
Praise for the Grishaverse
“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“The best magic universe since Harry Potter.” —Bustle
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
“This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” —RT Book Reviews
Read all the books in the Grishaverse!
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising
The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
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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One of my Favorite Books
This book is, by far, one of the best I’ve ever read. I just finished reading it last night and I’m really sad because the sequel doesn’t come out for a few months. I highly recommend this book to anyone. You don’t have to read the Grisha trilogy first. I fell in love with all the characters and the book held my interest the entire time. This book constantly pulls the rug out from under you, in the best possible way. You think you know what’s going to happen, and then the book shocks you and won’t let your eyes leave the page. It’s completely mesmorizing, and I fell in love with the characters, the world, the whole book in general. Great read.
better than the Grisha trilogy
I was insane with the Grisha trilogy for awhile till I started noticing it wasn’t the best of the best. But still amazing in it’s ways. But this book has covered up those flaws and has become the even more amazing. I just love how Leigh has exposed another country’s culture. The characters have unique bonds to one another that few books I have read really expressed. And how they came together is even more. Leigh Bardugo has always been my most loved author.
I'm admittedly a huge fan of Bardugo after the Shadow&Bone series but this book is just awesome on its own. The characters are ppl you want to be cool enough to know IRL and the plot is superb. I finished it and read it again immediately. Cannot wait for the sequel!!!! She's a phenomenal writer.