I first discovered Leigh Bardugo with the bestselling Six of Crows and its sequel Crooked Kingdom, the acclaimed fantasy caper novels described as ““Harry Potter meets Game of Thrones.” And then I discovered Bardugo had a previous bestselling fantasy series set in the same world, The Grisha Trilogy, featuring monster hunting, mysterious magic, and a pseudo Imperial-Russia setting. That’s an irresistible combo right there.
The New York Times Book Review said, in their review of the opening volume Shadow and Bone, “Bardugo’s setup is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for.” All three volumes in the series are available in paperback from a publisher called Square Fish (?), a Macmillam imprint.
There’s a lengthy excerpt from Shadow and Bone at Tor.com. While you chew that over, here’s the back covers for all three volumes.
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Here’s the complete publishing details:
Shadow and Bone (358 pages, June 5, 2012)
Siege and Storm (435 pages, June 4, 2013)
Ruin and Rising (432 pages, June 17, 2014)
All three books are $19.99 in hardcover, $10.99 in paperback, and $7.80 in digital format. The covers are by Jen Wang.
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