Review: Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Six of Crows

Series : Six of Crows

Publisher : Hachette

Source : Publisher

Release Date : September 29th 2015


Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker has been offered wealth beyond his wildest dreams. But to claim it, he’ll have to pull off a seemingly impossible heist:

Break into the notorious Ice Court
(a military stronghold that has never been breached)

Retrieve a hostage
(who could unleash magical havoc on the world)

Survive long enough to collect his reward
(and spend it)

Kaz needs a crew desperate enough to take on this suicide mission and dangerous enough to get the job done – and he knows exactly who: six of the deadliest outcasts the city has to offer. Together, they just might be unstoppable – if they don’t kill each other first.

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I enjoyed Bardugo’s previous series which is connected to this series. Same world  which is better known as Grishaverse but different characters and setting. It takes everything  I loved about the first series and makes it ten times better.

Think Ocean 11 but told  fantasy style.   Match made in heaven  for me and I devoured this book as Baurdugo got a good story here. She takes  the familiarity we adored  from the Shadow and Bone series  and allows to continue   that story  in a roundabout way. By using  the aftermath of those previous events to shape Ketterdam  .  As  like I said before this is a new setting. Ketterdam  isn’t a familiar one but it’s rich and creative addition  to this world we already know .  And that is only the beginning.

So obviously our leader and main players of the game has to be someone interesting and Kaz didn’t disappoint. He may not be a Grisha  but he is talented and hungry for success. He wants to make a name for himself and he  has carved quite a name for himself as  a criminal prodigy .  Changing the ways of  the gang  for the better and controlling quite an enterprise  . However things aren’t smooth sailing lately we quickly learn despite controlling more than  he ever dreamt. And so when he offered a  job that appeals to his nature you know that this book is only going to  a treat. As who would want to do the unthinkable and become a legend by  breaking in and out of  the Ice Court  .

A suicide mission  it is described as , Kaz isn’t going in  just to prove a point for money. He going to rescue someone and they are a valuable hostage that everyone wants. It’s  going to take a team and he knows the right people luckily. However it’s far from smooth sailing.

Action drive, Six of Crows is undouble my favourite read of Bardugo’s to date . Whilst I loved Aliana and the gang in the first series. Kaz is a force to be reckoned with and the others characters are ones that you want by your side as well in a heist. From the gungslinger Jesper to Grisha  Nina who loves the man who job is to kill her Matthis. This team made of outcasts is  perfect and there is a lot to love about each of them.

The story is one that shows  a lot but works given that it’s action driven and there is a lot covered in book.  As an interesting rag tag team for a heist and I can’t wait to see how they deal with the aftermath in Crooked Kingdom.  Given that so much was revealed and some interesting information at that changed the world of Grisha verse .



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