Leigh Bardugo’s Six of Crows, published in hardcover last September by Henry Holt and Co, became a #1 New York Times bestseller. Which hardly seems fair, since she already had a bestselling young adult series in The Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising), but some people just hog all the attention, I guess.
Six of Crows is a caper novel set in the same world as The Grisha Trilogy, in which criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker dreams of a brazen heist in the bustling hub of Ketterdam, and manages to assemble a talented team of geniuses and misfits to pull it off. Author Holly Black called it “A twisty and elegantly crafted masterpiece,” and the Los Angeles Times says it’s “Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones… with a caper twist.” How can you resist a description like that?
The sequel, Crooked Kingdom, arrives in hardcover at the end of the month, and sees Kaz Brekker and his crew thrown right back into the thick of things. Here’s the description.
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Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets ― a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.
And here’s the back covers for both novels.
Six of Crows was published by Henry Holt and Co. on September 29, 2015. It is 480 pages, priced at $18.99 in hardcover and $8.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Rich Deas, and interior art is by April Ward.
Crooked Kingdom will be published by Henry Holt and Co. on September 27, 2016. It is 560 pages, priced at $18.99 in hardcover and $8.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Rich Deas.
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