King of Scars

Leigh Bardugo

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Orion Children's Books

9781510105669
528
Synopsis

*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!*

The much-anticipated first book in a brand-new duology by New York Times bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo.

Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country's bloody civil war - and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka's coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren't meant to stay buried--and some wounds aren't meant to heal.

In the media
It's like THE HUNGER GAMES meets POTTER meets TWILIGHT meets LORD OF THE RINGS meets GAME OF THRONES; basically epic magical fantasy but completely for grown-ups

Stylist on the SHADOW AND BONE trilogy

Unlike anything I've ever read

Veronica Roth on the SHADOW AND BONE trilogy

Mesmerizing . . . shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for

Laini Taylor on the SHADOW AND BONE trilogy

Bardugo outdoes herself with this book, creating the gorgeously built backdrop of Ketterdam and populating it with a sophisticated cast of rogues and criminals. A twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece that thrilled me from beginning to end

Holly Black on SIX OF CROWS