King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo

King of Scars (King of Scars Duology, #1) (Grishaverse, #6)

by Leigh Bardugo

The perfect gift for Leigh Bardugo fans, with a beautiful foiled cover. The much-anticipated first book in a brand-new duology by New York Times bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo.

Face your demons . . . or feed them.

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, the young king 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 Squaller, 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.

Reviewed by Minx on

3 of 5 stars

When I started reading King of Scars I was very excited and my excitement was assured at the start of this book! The writing was amazing as always and there was quite a story to be had with many great characters. Buuuuut I wasn’t thrilled with the pacing. It didn’t keep my interest the entire time and really slowed down in the middle of the book. The ending was a twist and that was interesting. Overall though, I wanted more feels and emotion which just wasn’t in the cards for me.

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  • 14 October, 2019: Reviewed