Six of Crows isn't the first book that Leigh Bardugo set in this exotic world populated by magic users called Grisha, but it might be her best. Adding depth to the already rich tapestry of her Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising), Six of Crows changes perspective drastically, giving readers a streets-eye view of life in the gutter. Kaz Brekker, criminal prodigy and lieutenant of a powerful gang, is offered the opportunity of a lifetime when he's asked to lead a band of thieves deep into enemy territory to liberate a scientist who has stumbled across a compound that threatens to forever alter the magical balance of their world. He and his five companions a wraith, a sharpshooter, a healer, a soldier, and a walking insurance policy face down a labyrinth of obstacles in their quest of the ultimate prize: thirty-million kruge and a chance for a new life. In Six of Crows, Bardugo didn't just write a thrill-ride of a heist story she also wrote a team of real, likeable characters with complex, sometimes troubling emotions. It's not a book I'll soon forget nor will you.
The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series 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 ReviewPraise 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 ReviewsRead all the books in the Grishaverse The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)Shadow and BoneSiege and StormRuin and RisingThe Six of Crows DuologySix of CrowsCrooked KingdomThe Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic