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Six of crows /

by Bardugo, Leigh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 465 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781627792127 (hardback).Subject(s): FantasySummary: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
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<p>The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone , an original series!<br> <br> Enter the Grishaverse with the #1 New York Times -bestselling Six of Crows . </p> <p>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. . . .</p> <p> A convict with a thirst for revenge. <br> <br> A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. <br> <br> A runaway with a privileged past. <br> <br> A spy known as the Wraith. <br> <br> A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. <br> <br> A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. </p> <p>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.</p> <p> 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.</p> <p>" 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</p> <p>" 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 </p> <p>"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 <br> <br> Praise for the Grishaverse </p> <p>"A master of fantasy." -- The Huffington Post </p> <p>"Utterly, extremely bewitching." -- The Guardian </p> <p>"The best magic universe since Harry Potter." -- Bustle </p> <p>"This is what fantasy is for." -- The New York Times Book Review </p> <p>"[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp." --NPR</p> <p>"The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." -- Entertainment Weekly </p> <p>"Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down." -- USA Today </p> <p>"There's a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo's original epic fantasy that sets it apart." -- Vanity Fair </p> <p>"Unlike anything I've ever read." --Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent </p> <p>"Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!" --Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series</p> <p>"This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien." -- RT Book Reviews </p> <p> Read all the books in the Grishaverse! <br> <br> The Shadow and Bone Trilogy <br> (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)<br> Shadow and Bone <br> Siege and Storm <br> Ruin and Rising </p> <p> The Six of Crows Duology <br> Six of Crows <br> Crooked Kingdom </p> <p> The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic </p>

"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"-- Provided by publisher.

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In Ketterdam, a port city in the same fantasy universe as Bardugos Grisha trilogy (starting with Shadow and Bone, rev. 7/12), thief lord Kaz Brekker is made a lucrative offer: if he can infiltrate the impregnable Fjerdan citadel and retrieve the scientist Bo Yul-Bayur, who faces a death sentence for inventing a drug that illegally intensifies magical abilities, the merchant council of Ketterdam will pay him thirty million kruge. Kaz assembles his team: Inej, an acrobatic thief; Jesper, a sharpshooter who likes to gamble; Wylan, an explosives expert; Nina, a Grisha who can render others unconscious by magically slowing their hearts; and Matthias, a Fjerdan witch-hunter familiar with the citadel. Each one with his or her own agendabut once the heist starts, nothing goes according to plan. Beginning with a robust plot structure, Bardugo kicks up the action with dilemmas tailor-made for each of her characters, not least Kaz, who hides the trauma of his brothers death beneath an eminently self-confident exterior. Romance, tentative and fragile, makes an appearance between several characters and is slapped down by fate; magic saves the day thanks to the strength of the outlaw drug, but at a terrible cost. From her ne plus ultra climax, Bardugo sweeps on to snatch away the happy ending (and set up the plot arc for a possible sequel)an exciting beginning to a new sequence from a fantasy author swiftly becoming a talent to watch. anita l. burkam (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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