Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times-bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over three million copies sold worldwide, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and The King of Scars duology-- with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Tor.com and The Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.
"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 This has all the right elements to keep readers enthralled: a cunning leader with a plan for every occasion, nigh-impossible odds, an entertainingly combative team of skilled misfits, a twisty plot, and a nerve-wracking cliffhanger. --Publishers Weekly, starred review Set in a world that will be familiar to fans of the author, this book can be fully enjoyed without having read any previous title. . . . This is an easy choice for teens who enjoyed The Grisha Trilogy, Diviners, or any of the Shadowhunter books. --VOYA, starred review Cracking page-turner with a multiethnic, band of misfits with differing sexual orientations who satisfyingly, believably jell into a family. --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Unlike anything I've ever read." --Veronica Roth, New York Times-bestselling author of the Divergent Trilogy, on Shadow and Bone "A heady blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure." --Rick Riordan, New York Times-bestselling author of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, on Siege and Storm "Triumphant." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review, on Ruin and Rising "Mesmerizing. . . . Bardugo's set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for." --The New York Times Book Review on Shadow and Bone "This is one book series you want to get hooked on." --Seventeen.com "These books are the greatest things since Harry Potter AND sliced bread." --hellogiggles.com "Rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance." --Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author, on Shadow and Bone "Completely engrossing." --Romantic Times on Siege and Storm "Fast-paced and unpredictable. . . . A unique world complete with monsters, magic, danger, romance, corruption, and extravagance." --School Library Journal, starred review, on Shadow and Bone "Filled with lush descriptions, intriguing magic, and plenty of twists, this memorable adventure offers action and intrigue mixed with an undercurrent of romance and danger." --Publishers Weekly on Shadow and Bone "Bardugo weaves a captivating spell with lushly descriptive writing, engaging characters, and an exotic, vivid world. Readers will wait impatiently for the next installment." --Booklist on Shadow and Bone "Readers will be rooting for this lonely, tough heroine as she navigates perils physical, magical, and emotional." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, on Shadow and Bone "A rich fantasy landscape, an inspired magical structure, and a gratifying emotional hook keep the pages whirring." --The Horn Book on Shadow and Bone "Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace . . . and will definitely leave them panting for the series' conclusion." --Kirkus Reviews on Siege and Storm "Richly crafted . . . An engaging wish-fulfillment fantasy." --The Horn Book on Siege and Storm "[Readers will be] tapping their feet impatiently for the concluding volume." --Booklist on Siege and Storm "Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough." --Booklist on Ruin and Rising "Bardugo is a master at building an action-packed fantasy with extraordinary world-building and complete characters." --School Library Journal (Ruin and Rising)