Grishaverse Books in Order: How to read Leigh Bardugo’s series?
Because a Netflix series based on the Grishaverse series is in the works, it’s time to put together a reading list.
What is the Grishaverse?
The Grishaverse is at the heart of Leigh Bardugo’s fantasy series, and it’s a world where science and magic collide. Several stories take place in the same universe, transporting us to Ravka, Ketterdam, and other worlds populated by great heroes.
a. The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
Alina Starkov, orphaned and expendable, is a soldier who knows she won’t make it through her first journey across the Shadow Fold, so she unleashes dormant magic she didn’t even know she had. The Darkling is determined to claim Alina’s magic and use it to seize the Ravkan throne.
b. The Six of Crows Duology
Kaz Brekker is offered a chance to pull off a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams, but he won’t be able to pull it off alone, as powerful forces from all over the world descend on Ketterdam to unearth the secrets of jurda parem.
c. The Nikolai Duology
Nikolai Lantsov will use all of his cunning and charm to win this battle. Zoya Nazyalensky has seen her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected. Nina Zenik risks being discovered and killed as she wage war on Fjerda from within its capital.
II. The novellas
The Demon in the Wood is a prequel story to The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, and it is recommended that you read it after the first book to get a better understanding of the story.
III. Companion Book
Istorii Sankt’ya by Leigh Bardugo is a beautifully illustrated replica of The Lives of Saints, featuring tales of saints drawn from the beloved novels and beyond. From Alina Starkov to your hands, this is a magical keepsake from the Grishaverse.
What order should I read Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows?
The Order in Which the ‘Shadow and Bone’ Books Should Be Read
- Six of Crows.
- Crooked Kingdom.
- King of Scars.
- Rule of Wolves.
- The Language of Thorns.
- Shadow and Bone.
- Siege and Storm.
- Ruin and Rising.
What is the order of the Shadow and Bone books?
But if you want to be drawn in right away, start with Six of Crows, which aptly entices readers into a new world and features a cast of vivid, dynamic characters. My recommended order u2014 even if you haven’t watched the show u2014 is to start with Six of Crows, which aptly entices readers into a new world and has a cast of vivid, dynamic characters.
Do I need to read Shadow and Bone before watching?
The good news is that, based on what we’ve seen and heard, you shouldn’t need to read the books at all before watching Shadow and Bone. You should be able to watch the show without having read any of Bardugo’s books and pick up the story as you go, as the show has already received rave reviews from critics and fans alike.
Which Leigh Bardugo book should I read first?
Start with Shadow and Bone if you’re unsure where to begin with Bardugo’s rapidly expanding bibliography; Shadow and Bone is her debut novel and the first installment of the Grisha trilogy.
Do INEJ and Kaz get together?
Some people were disappointed that they didn’t become a couple at the end of the series, but others were fine with it, as they both suffered from PTSD, and many people believed they needed time to heal before entering a romantic relationship.
Why did Alina lose her powers?
Alina’s hair has turned white as a result of her battle with the Darkling, and she is weak from being away from sunlight and her powers for so long.
Is there going to be a 3rd six of crows book?
Is there a third book in the Six of Crows series? No, and it doesn’t look like there will be any time soon. Bardugo is currently busy with the Netflix series Shadow and Bone and the Nikolai duology, which includes Rule of Wolves, so it’s possible we won’t get a third book in the series.
Does the darkling love Alina?
Yes, it appears that the Darkling genuinely cares about Alina, but Bardugo explained that she didn’t want to make her antagonist one-note because villains rarely do so in real life: “The Darkling is probably the most popular character I’ve written, perhaps second only to Kaz.”
Do Nina and Matthias end up together?
Their ship was caught in a storm and sunk; Matthias and Nina survived the shipwreck and spent three weeks together in the Fjerdan wilderness.
Is Kaz Brekker in Shadow and Bone book?
Kaz Brekker is a gang member and the Crows’ leader who leads Inej and Jesper across the Shadow Fold in the hopes of capturing the legendary Sun Summoner for a large reward.
Is it worth reading 6 crows?
Read the Six of Crows duology to get a head start on the story; not only will you be ahead of the curve for what is sure to be a highly anticipated adaptation, but you’ll also enjoy seeing the world and characters you know come to life onscreen.
What should I read if I like 6 crows?
After Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, here are six books you should read.
- Maggie Stiefwater’s The Raven Boys. Scott Lynch’s The Lies of Locke Lamora. Patrick Rothfuss’ The Name of the Wind. Sabaa Tahir’s An Ember in the Ashes. Destiny Soria’s Beneath the Citadel. Leigh Bardugo’s Ninth House.
Is King of Scars a stand alone book?
While it could technically be read as a standalone, it contains many spoilers and references to other books in the Grishaverse, so while it could be read as a standalone, I highly recommend reading the Grisha trilogy and Six of Crows duology before reading King of Scars.