Six of CrowsBook - 2015
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 Review
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"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 Reviews
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(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising
The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
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Geels looked at Kaz as if he was finally seeing him for the first time. The boy he’d been talking to had been cocky, reckless, easily amused, but not frightening—not really. Now the monster was here, dead-eyed and unafraid. Kaz Brekker was gone, and Dirtyhands had come to see the rough work done.
"We'll all have waffles. And whisky. If this job doesn't come off, no one's going to want to be around me sober."
“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
“Many boys will bring you flowers. But someday you'll meet a boy who will learn your favorite flower, your favorite song, your favorite sweet. And even if he is too poor to give you any of them, it won't matter because he will have taken the time to know you as no one else does. Only that boy earns your heart.”
― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows
"If I thought yout were dirty, you'd be holding your guts in on the floor of the Exchange like Big Bol, so stop running your mouth." -Kaz to Jesper
"Fine. But if Pekka Rollins kill us all, I'm going to get Wylan' s ghost to teach my ghost how to lay the flute just so I can annoy the hell out of your ghost." -Jesper
" I'll just hire Matthias' ghost to kick your ghost's ---." -Kaz
"My ghost will not associate with your ghost."-Matthias
"Maybe your tutors didn't cover this lesson, but you do not argue with a man covered in blood and a knife up his sleeve."-Jesper
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Kerch is a land that worships gold and industry, and in this the slum rats of the Barrel are no different from the more supposedly more upstanding merchers of Ketterdam. Kaz Brekker has spent years building up the Dregs gang from nothing, creating the Crow Club, and laying a territorial claim to Fifth Harbour. With such a ruthless reputation, it is no surprise that a mercher might approach him with an unusual job, one that cannot be entrusted to just anyone. A Shu scientist has been captured by the Fjerdans, and is being held in the impregnable Ice Court. He holds the knowledge of a new drug, jurda parem, which can take Grisha power from miraculous to unimaginable, with terrible consequences, both for the Grisha, and for the world market. Kaz assembles a crew of his best pickpockets and thieves to travel to Fjerda during the Hringkalla festival, and attempt the impossible—breach the Ice Court, and extract Bo Yul-Bayur, before anyone else gets to him.
Kaz Brekker, the mysterious boy who brought the Dregs, one of Kerch's many gangs, up from the gutter, is tasked with an impossible challenge. Break into the most heavily guarded palace in the world and steal one of the most wanted men of the age.
Quickly he gathers a crew: a clever spy known as the Wrath; a sharp-tongued sharpshooter; a convict unwilling to betray his country; a Grisha who is using her powers to survive the slums; and a runaway who left behind luxury.
The gang must complete a mission akin to suicide or they will lose the prize and wind up dead. However, Kaz Brekker does not know the meaning of the word 'impossible'.
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