King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1)

King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1)

by Leigh Bardugo
King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1)

King of Scars (King of Scars Duology #1)

by Leigh Bardugo

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Master of YA Fantasy Leigh Bardugo has delivered another enthralling return to her Grishaverse with this first book in the King of Scars duology. Rich with all the magic, intrigue and sharp dialogue that we’ve come to know and love, King of Scars is an epic foray into Bardugo’s meticulously crafted universe with a shocking conclusion that fans new and old won’t want to miss.

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with the Netflix series, Shadow and Bone — Season 2 streaming now!

Discover what comes next for daring rogue Nikolai in King of Scars, the start of this captivating new duology from #1 bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo.

"[Bardugo] touches on religion, class, family, love — all organically, all effortlessly, all cloaked in the weight of a post-war reckoning with the cost (literal and figurative) of surviving the events that shape both people and nations." —NPR

"The story exists at an intersection of past and future selves, and in the dawning understanding that what you most fear may be what you most need." —Washington Post

Face your demons...or feed them. The dashing young king, Nikolai Lantsov, has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, Nikolai must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha general, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars
Rule of Wolves


The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic
The Lives of Saints
Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250618979
Publisher: Square Fish
Publication date: 12/29/2020
Series: King of Scars Duology Series , #1
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 4,899
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Ninth House series and the creator of the Grishaverse, which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy (now a Netflix series), the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology—and much more. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies, including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles and is an associate fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University.
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