In this spellbinding sequel to the New York Times bestselling King of Scars, Nikolai Lantsov has rebuilt his country from the ashes of war and is now king. But enemies old and new threaten to tear his kingdom apart. With the Ring of Chaos dangling precariously around his neck, Niko realizes that he cannot fight a war on two fronts—and he must choose between those he loves most. Forgive me, Mama . . . As whispers spread through the palace that Niko’s trusted advisor Lasair Shrike may be a traitor working for an enemy nation, Niko digs into Lasair’s past only to discover that there are secrets darker than anything he could have imagined. Betrayed by someone close to him, Niko turns savagely on those who would oppose him: His loyal friend Zoya Tremaine; members of Parliament who disagree with his policies; even family members hesitant about embracingNikolai’s brutality as their new way of life. As conspiracies unfold and betrayal looms closer at every turn, willNikolairemain king or lose everything in order to save it?
For who is this book for ?
This book is for young adults who love a good story with intense action, adventure, and suspense. Leigh Bardugo’s style will keep readers engaged while they follow the complicated life of Nikolai Lantsov as he tries to protect his kingdom from those who would see it crumble.
- The prose is lyrical and well-crafted
- The characters are complex, fully realized, and engaging
- It’s a fast-paced read with plenty of action, intrigue, and suspense
- The book isn’t finished, and ends on a cliffhanger
- The author teases the reader with potential plot twists that never materialize
- The characters are one dimensional
Learn more about the author
Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. Her books include Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and Rising, King of Scars, Six of Crows,Crooked Kingdomand The Languageof Thorns. She was born in Jerusalem but spent most of her childhood in Los Angeles.
“Nikolai is a character you can’t help but root for”
“Nikolai Lantsov has successfully rebuilt his country after a bloody war, and he is now the King of Ravka. Enemies old and new continue to plague him at every turn, but with the Ring of Chaos around his neck Niko realizes that he can’t fight a war on two fronts. He must choose between those he loves most in order to protect them from harm.”
“This book is intense. The story line will keep you on the edge of your seat, and the characters are so brilliantly written that you will feel like you know them intimately by the end.”
“Nikolai is back and badder than ever in this sequel to King of Scars. Filled with politics, betrayal, and Nikolai’s usual brand of violence, Rule of Wolves will have readers on the edge of their seats.”