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

The wolves are circling, and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant number-one New York Times best-selling King of Scars Duology.

The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm - and even the monster within - to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible.

The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.

The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.

King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.

©2021 Leigh Bardugo (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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I loved every minute of it!!

This duology is my favourite out of the Grishaverse! I can't wait for what is to come!!

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GUYS 😭👏🏼😍

So this has officially become my favorite book that Leigh has written. 😭😍 It has taken over as reigning champ from the Six of Crows duology and fully captured my heart. The first book was awesome but this one was just freaking beautiful. Seeing everyone come together from past books made me so giddy I could hardly contain myself. It was a ride of emotions and the ENDING?! Ugh just amazing. But also not only was it just a fantastic book but let’s give it up for Lauren Fortgang because she rocked it and is absolutely is one of my favorite narrators. All around 10 outta 10 y’all. 👏🏼👏🏼

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Loved it

Loved it as all the other Leigh Bardugo's books and loved the performance of Lauren Fortgang

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fantastic read

it was a fantastic book with lots of amazing twists and turns and I can't wait for the next.

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An alright finish but slightly disappointing

2.5 rounded up

Mixed feelings about this one. It neatly ties up plot lines, for the most part. Most notably the ones started in the previous book, of course. But there’s also some throw backs to the original trilogy, too.

The Nina / Hanne plot line in this one ended really well, even if their actual plot itself was somewhat boring. As was the case with a lot of them in this book. A lot of preparing for war and tying everything up. While it was okay, it wasn’t as exciting as King of Scars by half, and it most likely ends exactly as you’d expect.

It feels like the Grisha trilogy ending. It somehow feels a little too neat and a bit unearned. And honestly, redemption arcs, in the year of our lord 2021, I am honestly not here here for unless it’s restorative Justice dictated by the people harmed.

If not for the women of the story this would have been 2 stars. Well, had I not been invested in Zoya and Nina in particular, I doubt I’d have finished it at all, to be honest. As Nikolai is maybe one of the most static protagonists of all time. I’m not sure he suffered a crisis beyond conquering the monster within. His personality and traits have been absolutely the same, even when “monstrous”. Thank Heaven for the womens’ character arcs and there’s a bit of inclusion here that left me feeling really positive about.

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Absolutely fantastic

Out of all the Grishaverse books, this one is by far my favourite. And that’s not from lack of enjoying the other books.

This book is beautiful, fantastic writing, epic culminations of relationships, armies, plot points. It has lovely, balanced representation in its characters, even more so in this book than the others, and it’s done so cleverly (if you know, you know).

I loved the hat-tipping to the other characters from the other series. The seamless blending of it all. So many times I checked the remaining pages and thickness of the book due to another conflict being introduced, I was unsure how it could all be brought neatly to a close in time. But it was. And it didn’t feel rushed. It felt perfect.

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Solid Conventional Fantasy with YA Elements

This novel accurately portrays events one might expect to occur in a mythical nation at war. Leigh Bardugo's world is populated by a magical strain of humans (the Grisha) that are used as military weapons.. willingly in Ravka, forcibly (otherwise condemned as "witches") in other kingdoms. In this novel: alliances are formed and betrayed, spies scheme for assets, Grisha fight with magic, mechanized armies clash, and evil forces take advantage of chaos. Bardugo drives an engrossing plot at a breakneck pace to weave interesting plotlines into a realistic picture of a believable world at war. This book is great for fans of genuine immersive fantasy.
It should be noted that the author still adheres to YA Fantasy patterns - fans of that genre will still be gratified - but the results are mixed. The frustrated Zoya-Nikolai attraction makes sense in the context of the overall plot, for example - even adding convincing tension to the overall story - but the Nina-Hanne lesbian attraction/transsexual character plotline feels like tacked-on "woke" sensibilities added for the sake of being added. 'Young Adult' plotlines can both strengthen and weaken a story, and Bardugo demonstrates that in this book.

Lauren Fortang is much-improved in this 'Grishaverse' effort. Her character voices are well-chosen, accents are appropriately subdued (while still distinctive), and pronunciations are excellent. The sibilance from earlier Bardugo novels has unfortunately returned to some extent (avoid headphones, reader), but the upgrades outnumber the downgrades. The most notable improvement in this particular narrative is that her usually plodding pacing has improved to "spot-on" status. Well done.

This book isn't perfect. Besides some of the contrived elements and cringeworthy "s"s in the narration, reading 'King of Scars' is essential to understanding this book (and that one is best enjoyed if you have read the 'Shadow and Bone' series)..

this has little standalone merit.

..but this much more mature fantasy novel set in Bardugo's ingeniously-crafted world is undeniably good - easily rating 4 stars out of 5. Spend the Credit and lose yourself in some quality fantasy!!

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  • Phx17
  • 2021-03-30

All is forgiven, Ms. Bardugo

For those like me, who loved The Six of Crows duology but only liked Shadow and Bone as it moved away from Alina’s story and, towards, well, anyone else, this conclusion to King of Scars is fantastic. While there’s still not enough of Kaz’s crew, there’s at least more than before, and a small heist for old times sake. Also, finally the action, steam punk, and twists are on full display. Finally!

Were there some off points? Perhaps. Not sure I buy the way things ended with the Darkling. And it does feel like most of the characters’ endings were written to please the fans, rather than to provide a plausible endings to all three series in the “we always get the short end of the stick” Grishaverse. But, on the whole, I was a little wrecked, somewhat surprised and ultimately well satisfied with this ending.

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  • Bailey
  • 2021-04-01

Simply amazing

I’ve been waiting for about 6-7 months for this book to release and boy oh boy let me tell you that it did NOT disappoint me. I absolutely can’t wait for the next installment of this series! Amazing read with massive ups and downs on the roller coaster of emotions. I love this book.

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  • E. Thiessen
  • 2021-04-07

Wonderful conclusion!

I totally loved this Duology and even better, even though the ending is quite satisfying, the last sentence allows for future stories in this universe, which makes me happy! Although I never finished the first trilogy (which I am remedying as I type), I enjoyed the character development in this story so much that I now want to go back and read the trilogy from the beginning, if only so I can learn more about the back story of Nikolai, as well as Zoya and the rest of the Grisha who were enslaved by the Darkling. And yes, I want to learn more about the Darkling. Alina is probably one of the least interesting characters for me, but I definitely want to understand her more and figure out how she arrived at the position she is in this Duology. This is completely spoiler-free, so I don't want to include any specifics, but Zoya was probably my favorite character in this series and I loved the tone/accent that Lauren Fortgang did whenever she voiced Zoya's words. I found myself laughing, cheering her on, and crying for her throughout the book!

It took longer for me to get sucked into Nina's story for this series, but once I did, I was totally cheering her on. My heart broke every time she talked about Matthais, but it was also interesting to find out more about why he was so unusual for his country. I absolutely loved how things ended up for her, but as I got sucked into her part of the story, there were quite a few times when I waited for the other shoe to drop. There were so many other "supporting" characters that I loved, including Hanne, Mayu Kir-Kaat, Genya, David, Tolya, and Tamar. Even Kaz and Inez make an appearance. This duology absolutely renewed my interest in this Universe, so as I said, I'm starting Shadow and Bone shortly and will reread the Six of Crows Duology when I finish. Perhaps I did this out of order (Grisha purists might yell at me), but when I found myself getting kind of bored with Alina, I just stopped reading the first trilogy. And although I obviously missed some of the backstories in this duology, I didn't feel like I missed anything and it ended up renewing my interest. My favorite thing about Bardugo is how well she connects the multiple threads and the interesting characters that she creates and it is obvious to me that she is continuing to grow and improve as an author. I am crossing my fingers that at some point she writes more stories for this universe, but for now, I'm hoping she'll continue with the Ninth House series because I loved that one as well!

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  • Thomas Hartmann
  • 2021-05-06

A WILD Ride

Love Lauren Fortgang and her voices! Some of the last bits of the story I wanted to see happen just nit that quickly and now I'm caught up/finished(?) with the Grishaverse... what now?

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  • Julie
  • 2021-05-02

My favorite book of the entire Grishaverse…

Lauren Fortgang as the narrator is incredible . This book brings so many of our beloved character’s stories to riveting conclusions and others find their much deserved endings in poetic justice. Well done all the way around!

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  • Annabel
  • 2021-04-26

Grishaverse keeps getting better

I’ve loved the Grishaverse books from the beginning, but I think this duology is the best so far, matching good characters and plot with good pacing. Storylines are resolved and answers are given to the most pressing questions King of Scars introduced. Things wrap up realistically - not perfect or bleak. This is my first time with this reader and she was excellent. Each character had a recognizable distinct voice that matched their “personality”. If you haven’t read the previous books, you won’t follow this. It’s necessary to start with Shadow and Bone!

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  • Tanya
  • 2021-04-25

WOW!!!

It's been forever since a story had me in it's thrall this completely! There are 3 stories going on and they converge at the end. Each one keeps you guessing. The last 3 hrs, I was wondering how they'd ever wrap up all of it and worried the ending would be hurried. These last 3 hrs were the most exciting I've listened to in sooo long. I was coming home from a roadtrip and I swear I almost stopped a few times. A couple of times I actually let go of the gas because I was just shocked, surprised, or jubilant. Amazing storytelling! The narrator is one of the best I've heard in the last 2 yrs. I knew each voice, was never confused about who was speaking, and the emotion she put into the characters was perfect!

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  • Karen
  • 2021-04-17

Fabulous!

This book has everything! The story is amazing and the characters stay true to themselves while still evolving. Nina and Hannah are the brightest stars in the alphabet mafia.

Fortgang is amazing as always. Truly a perfect reading of a perfect book.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2021-04-09

Excellent

I loved it. I loved the characters and their story. I can't wait to listen to more by this author. The narration was excellent also.

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  • Mikal
  • 2021-04-08

Anyone else sensing a new Six of Crows??

Am I the only one super amped with a feeling about a new Six of Crows cast series from that ending? I can't even begin to describe my glee at the prospect 🤍

Overall Fantastic! I ate up every word. I also very much enjoy the narrator. She does a remarkable job switching characters and matching accents in different cadence's to give a sense of culture to each country.

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