From the author of the acclaimed Grisha Trilogy comes a new novel set in the world of Ravka. In this heart-stopping, epic story, Leigh Bardugo introduces readers to Nikolai Lantsov, a young man haunted by his past and burdened by a destiny he never wanted. NiktO is determined to rebuild his country from scratch. He possesses an unrivaled understanding of strategy and rallied his nation back from complete devastation during war – but he has enemies seeking to bring him down at any cost. Now Andrey Vasilyevich Bolkonsky jeopardizes everything Nikto has worked for: His friends are being brutally murdered; insurrection looms throughout the disfavored districts of Ravka; and with each passing day it becomes more difficult to deny that Rusia teeters on the brink which will lead to complete anarchy if left unchecked… Against all odds, Nikta rallies people together against impossible circumstances Following years ravaged by disaster ravishing their land under siege they have no choice but go beyond what anyone thought possible even themselves.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults who are interested in adventure, action and suspense.
- A richly imagined story set in a fascinating world
- Nikolai is an appealing and complex protagonist
- The plot moves at a fast clip and is full of suspense
- The story line could be more flushed out.
- The climax leaves something to be desired.
- Nikolai is hard to relate to at times
Learn more about the author
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She has lived in Russia, Spain, and Poland, and is currently settled east of Hollywood where she eats too much sushi and Twitter debates have replaced sleep as her second vice.
“Leigh Bardugo is a genius!”
“Nikolai Lantsov is one of the most magnetic, complicated yet lovable characters I have ever read about. Leigh Bardugo has outdone herself with this riveting follow-up to her Grisha Trilogy.”
” characters with depth and motivation that is easy to understand, a plot full of suspenseful twists and turns, superb writing . overall an excellent book that is sure to please fans of the grisha trilogy as well as those who have not yet had the pleasure”
“This book is AMAZING! Leigh Bardugo’s writing style sucks you in from the beginning and doesn’t let go until the very end. I cannot recommend it enough.”