King of Scars (B&N Exclusive Edition) (King of Scars Duology Series #1)

King of Scars (B&N Exclusive Edition) (King of Scars Duology Series #1)

by Leigh Bardugo

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ISBN-13: 9781250225047
Publisher: Imprint
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Series: King of Scars Duology Series , #1
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 340
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and King of Scars—with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Tor.com and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

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King of Scars 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous 4 days ago
I will love everything in the Grisha universe. No surprise there. Especially with Nikolai.
Anonymous 8 days ago
Absolutely amazing work! I expect (and desire) more work of yours soon!!
Jdp15 9 days ago
I loved it so much!
JillJemmett 17 days ago
I’ve been excited about this book for months! I’m so glad I finally got to read it. It’s been a while since I read Six of Crows and the Grisha trilogy, so it took me a few chapters to get oriented in the story. It was a little confusing because there are characters from both series in this one, so I had to remember what happened in both series to understand this one. This story was so thrilling. It was so hard to put down because there were a lot of plot twists. This book followed different perspectives, like the Six of Crows series, including Nina, Nikolai, and Zoya. We get to learn a lot about their histories. These were some of the most interesting characters so I’m glad they were the focus of this book. This is a fabulous story! I recommend reading the Grisha trilogy and the Six of Crows duology before reading this book, since those characters appear in this book. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book!
Anonymous 19 days ago
4.5 This took me a disappointingly long time. It took me a bit to get into it, and I didn't like Nikolai as much. We see more of his uncertainty-- his battling with demons-- and much less his suave, cocky, hilarious self. It's much more real in this aspect, but it was not as fun. I loved all the little mentions, here and there, of other characters we've loved. It doesn't feel forced the way it does when they bring back a beloved tv show for one more season, but natural. We occasionally think of people who have been important from our past, these characters do, too. I'm really looking forward to the next one. I want to see where this is going and there are so many wonderful paths to follow.
Mel-Loves-Books 3 months ago
“All fuels burn differently. Some faster, some hotter. Hate is one kind of fuel. But hate that began as devotion? That makes for another kind of flame.” It was so good to be back in Grishaverse. And I am especially happy to have this series about Nikolai. He is just as great as ever and the writing was spectacular. That being said this book killed me. I am dead now. I can’t say much more, but read all of the Grisha books and then read this one and be tortured with me waiting for the next installment. King of Scars was a definite 5 star read for me. “‘Drusje,’ Birgir hissed. Witch. ‘I don’t like that word,’ Nina said advancing. ‘Call me Grisha. Call me zowa. Call me death, if you like.’”
Anonymous 4 months ago
Deniareads 4 months ago
Finally finished reading this book last night, so technically it's my last book of January. I was super excited to see where the story took Nikolai in this duology and I got to read through it last night.  I want to say that this story took longer to develop than others I've read by Leigh Bardugo. I love all of her books and I was very excited about this one. However, I was not as impressed with this books as I was with the other ones.  In this story, we follow king Nikolai trying to save Ravka after the darkling incident and this is after Six of Crows as well. Six of Crows is this other duology that came after the Grishaverse series and I would highly recommend reading Six of Crows duology before reading this one because this one contains a MAJOR Crooked Kingdom spoiler. Like HUGE! So, if you haven't read those yet, please do. They are, by far, my favorite books by Leigh Bardugo. As mentioned previously, Nikolai is trying to bring Ravka back together after defeating the darkling. There are still some enemies that loom nearby, trying to kill him and take control over Ravka. There is also still danger for the Grisha everywhere outside of Ravka, so we see that take place in this book. There are multiple POVs in this book and all of them seem to flow along with the book. Nina is a soldier of Nikolai sent to save Grisha from all over, so we get to see her in this book too. And I promise you she is amazing as always! So sexy. Zoya is Nikolai fierceless commandant, at some point, I did feel like both of them were going to kill each other.  Leigh's writing is still great. I do have to admit that you have to brush up on their languages before reading this one because it did get confusing at some point. However, Bardugo manages to bring you through her story and you feel everything the characters are feeling. Her world building was okay, it could've been better but I feel like the reason she didn't focus so much on making her world perfect was that she had five other books to back her up. So, if you read her other books before this one, you are most likely to really enjoy the scenery of this one without too much explanation. I would recommend this book to anyone who's read her other books if you like Jay Kristoff, A Curse so Dark and Lonely, The Gilded Wolves. If you are 12 years old and older.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I was looking forward to reading this because I had such an amazing time reading the six of crows series but this one felt lacking. The pacing of the book was extremely slow and did not really pick up until the last 100 pages. I did not mind the point of view from multiple perspectives but I found two of them to be extremely boring or extremely slow paced. SPOILER!! . . . . . . . . What I loved about this book was Zoya's story. Her point of view was the one I mostly looked forward to reading. It was cool to see her train with the dragon! What I Did Not like.... A couple of things that made this book less enjoyable was Nina's point of views, and the ending, and the several mentioned of characters from the other series. I enjoyed reading about Nina in the Six of Crows series, but in this one she came off as being extremely selfish. She was told over and over again to not act on her own but she continued to disobey orders and put her companions in jeopardy. At first I did not mind the mentions of other characters from the other series but it became obnoxious and how no impact on the plot. The ending with the whole Darkling coming back was unnecessary and dumb. It just made the whole thing of Alina defeating him pointless. They already had many obstacles with the other countries on the verge of war. I just could not help but roll my eyes.
Anonymous 4 months ago
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