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Leigh Bardugo - Author

About the Author

Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles and graduated from Yale University. She indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls and costuming in her other life as a make-up artist in Hollywood, and can occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.

 

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Ninth House

Ninth House

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2019

The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo Galaxy 'Alex' Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most elite universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies, well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than she ever imagined . . . Welcome to a world of secret societies and the occult that's perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke and Ben Aaronovitch. Praise for Leigh Bardugo: 'Utterly, extremely bewitching' Guardian 'A master of fantasy' The Huffington Post 'The best magic universe since Harry Potter' Bustle 'This is what fantasy is for' The New York Times Book Review 'The darker it gets for the good guys, the better' Entertainment Weekly 'Impossible to put down' USA Today

Ninth House

Ninth House

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2019

The mesmerizing adult debut from #1 New York Times bestselling author Leigh Bardugo Galaxy 'Alex' Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale's freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she's thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world's most elite universities on a full ride. What's the catch, and why her? Still searching for answers, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale's secret societies, well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than she ever imagined . . . Welcome to a world of secret societies and the occult that's perfect for fans of Deborah Harkness, Neil Gaiman, Susanna Clarke and Ben Aaronovitch. Praise for Leigh Bardugo: 'Utterly, extremely bewitching' Guardian 'A master of fantasy' The Huffington Post 'The best magic universe since Harry Potter' Bustle 'This is what fantasy is for' The New York Times Book Review 'The darker it gets for the good guys, the better' Entertainment Weekly 'Impossible to put down' USA Today

King of Scars

King of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2019

*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!* 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.

King of Scars

King of Scars

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2019

*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!* The much-anticipated first book in a brand-new duology by New York Times bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. 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.

DC Icons Series

DC Icons Series

Author: Leigh Bardugo, Marie Lu, Sarah J. Maas Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2018

For fans of Sarah J. Maas, Marie Lu, and Leigh Bardugo, this ebook collection includes all of these #1 New York Times bestselling authors' DC Icons titles--Catwoman, Batman, and Wonder Woman--not to be missed by any reader who loves powerful YA fantasy!Three instant New York Times bestsellers of DC Comics' iconic characters! This ebook collection is truly SUPER.Wonder Woman: Warbringer She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . .Batman: Nightwalker Before he was BATMAN, he was Bruce Wayne. A reckless boy willing to break the rules for a girl who may be his worst enemy.Catwoman: Soulstealer Selina Kyle is CATWOMAN. There's a new thief on the prowl in Gotham City, and she's got killer backup. It's time to see how many lives this cat really has.

Six of Crows: Collector's Edition Book 1

Six of Crows: Collector's Edition Book 1

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/10/2018

*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with SHADOW AND BONE, an original series!* A glorious Collector's Edition of New York Times bestselling, epic fantasy novel, SIX OF CROWS. Beautifully designed, with an exclusive letter from the author and six stunning full-colour character portraits. This covetable hardback with red sprayed edges is a perfect gift for fans, and a perfect way to discover the unforgettable writing of Leigh Bardugo. Criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker is offered a chance at a deadly heist: break into the Ice Court - a military stronghold that has never been breached - and retrieve a hostage whose knowledge could change Grisha magic forever. To succeed would mean riches beyond his wildest dreams - but he can't pull it off alone . . . A convict with a thirst for revenge. A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager. A runaway with a privileged past. A spy known as the Wraith. A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums. A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes. Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Together they might just be unstoppable - if they don't kill each other first. 'Fast, thrilling heist fantasy, boasting a brilliant new cast of characters.' METRO 'A full-throttle adventure . . . crackling dialogue and sumptuous description. Bardugo dives deep into this world.' - NEW YORK TIMES

Die Sprache der Dornen

Die Sprache der Dornen

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2018

Sechs Winternachtgeschichten aus der Welt der "e;Krahen"e; von SPIEGEL-Bestsellerautorin Leigh BardugoHungrige Wlder, magische Knste und schreckliche Geheimnisse: In der Welt von Kaz Brekker und seinen "e;Krhen"e; erzhlt man sich in langen Winternchten gern Geschichten voller dunkler Versprechungen. Sechs davon sind hier zusammengetragen und werden von aufwendigen Illustrationen zum Leben erweckt. Von der Meerjungfrau, deren Stimme furchtbare Strme heraufbeschwrt, ber eine alte Kruterfrau, die viel mehr ist als sie scheint, bis zum hsslichen Fuchs, der sich beim falschen Mdchen einschmeichelt: Diese mrchenhaften Erzhlungen sind ein Muss fr alle Fans der "e;Krhen"e; und Grisha. Dster, magisch und wunderschn: Der eindrucksvoll illustrierte Erzhlungsband ist perfekt fr Fans der "e;Glory or Grave"e;-Reihe und der Spiegel-Bestseller-Autorin Leigh Bardugo ("e;Das Lied der Krhen"e; und "e;Das Gold der Krhen"e;)

Das Gold der Krahen

Das Gold der Krahen

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2018

Sechs unberechenbare Auenseiter - ein unerreichtes Ziel - Rache! Das Abenteuer geht weiter!Ein Dieb mit der Begabung, die unwahrscheinlichsten Auswege zu entdeckenEine Spionin, die nur "e;das Phantom"e; genannt wirdEin Verurteilter mit einem unstillbaren Verlangen nach RacheEine Magierin, die ihre Krfte nutzt, um in den Slums zu berlebenEin Scharfschtze, der keiner Wette widerstehen kannEin Ausreier aus gutem Hause mit einem Hndchen fr SprengstoffKaz Brekker und seinen Krhen ist ein derart spektakulrer Coup gelungen, dass sie selbst nicht auf ihr berleben gewettet htten. Statt der versprochenen frstlichen Belohnung erwartet sie jedoch bitterer Verrat, als sie nach Ketterdam zurckkehren. Haarscharf kommen die Krhen mit dem Leben davon, Kaz' Geliebte Inej gert in Gefangenschaft. Doch Kaz trgt seinen Spitznamen "e;Dirtyhands"e; nicht ohne Grund - von jetzt an ist ihm kein Deal zu schmutzig und kein Risiko zu gro, um Inej zu befreien und seinen betrgerischen Erzfeind Pekka Rollins zu vernichten. Das sensationelle Finale von Leigh Bardugos Fantasy-Bestseller um den tollkhnsten Coup der Fantasy-Geschichte

The Grisha: Ruin and Rising Book 3

The Grisha: Ruin and Rising Book 3

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!* Enter the Grishaverse with book three of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas. Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo. Soldier. Summoner. Saint.The nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives. As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend's power - but claiming the firebird may be her ruin. Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

The Grisha: Siege and Storm Book 2

The Grisha: Siege and Storm Book 2

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!* Enter the Grishaverse with book two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas. Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: Nikolai Lantsov character art and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo. Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov's power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner - hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can't outrun their enemies for long. The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina's magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army. But as the truth of Alina's destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling's deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice - and only she can face the oncoming storm. Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

The Grisha: Shadow and Bone Book 1

The Grisha: Shadow and Bone Book 1

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/06/2018

*The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!* Enter the Grishaverse with book one of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by number one New York Times-bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo. Perfect for fans of Laini Taylor and Sarah J. Maas. Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo. Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold - a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed. Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country's magical military elite - and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift. As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation. Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems. Read all the books in the Grishaverse! The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (previously published as The Grisha Trilogy) Shadow and Bone Siege and Storm Ruin and Rising The Six of Crows Duology Six of Crows Crooked Kingdom The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Das Lied der Krahen

Das Lied der Krahen

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: eBook Release Date: 27/09/2017

Sechs unberechenbare Auenseiter - eine unmogliche MissionDer Nr.-1-Bestseller aus den USA - Leigh Bardugos temporeiche Saga ber den tollkhnsten Coup der Fantasy-GeschichteKetterdam - pulsierende Hafenstadt, Handelsmetropole, Tummelplatz zwielichtiger Gestalten: Hier hat sich Kaz Brekker zur gerissenen und skrupellosen rechten Hand eines Bandenchefs hochgearbeitet. Als er eines Tages ein Jobangebot erhlt, das ihm unermesslichen Reichtum bescheren wrde, wei Kaz zwei Dinge: Erstens wird dieses Geld den Tod seines Bruders rchen. Zweitens kann er den Job unmglich allein erledigen Mit fnf Gefhrten, die hchst unterschiedliche Motive antreiben, macht Kaz sich auf in den Norden, um einen gefhrlichen Magier aus dem bestgesicherten Gefngnis der Welt zu befreien. Die sechs Krhen sind professionell, clever, und Kaz fhlt sich jeder Herausforderung gewachsen - auer in Gegenwart der schnen Inej "e;Faszinierend Bardugos "e;Six of Crows"e; lsst die Leser im besten Sinn des Wortes mitfiebern. Dafr ist die Fantasy gemacht!"e;- The New York Times

The Language of Thorns Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

The Language of Thorns Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/09/2017

From bestselling author of SIX OF CROWS, Leigh Bardugo, comes a lavishly illustrated collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice and love. Inspired by myth, fairy tale and folklore, THE LANGUAGE OF THORNS will transport you to both lands familiar and strange that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse. Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns. Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price. Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, no. 1 New York Times-bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love. Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans of the Grishverse. This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them beautifully illustrated with art by Sara Kiplin that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series)

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons Series)

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: eBook Release Date: 31/08/2017

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, read by Mozhan Marno. She will become a legend but first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning . . . Diana is desperate to prove herself to her warrior sisters. But when the opportunity comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law to save a mere mortal, Alia Keralis. With this single heroic act, Diana may have just doomed the world. Alia is a Warbringer - a descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Diana and Alia will face an army of enemies, mortal and divine, determined to destroy or possess the Warbringer. To save the world, they must stand side by side against the tide of war.

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Author: Leigh Bardugo Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2017

The highly anticipated DC Icons story of the world's greatest super hero: WONDER WOMAN by the # 1 New York Times bestselling author LEIGH BARDUGO.AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"e;You'll enjoy this book whether you're a fan of Wonder Woman comics, the Wonder Woman movie, Leigh Bardugo, or just YA lit in general."e; Hypable She will become one of the world's greatest heroes: WONDER WOMAN. But first she is Diana, Princess of the Amazons. And her fight is just beginning. . . . Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon lawrisking exileto save a mere mortal. Even worse, Alia Keralis is no ordinary girl and with this single brave act, Diana may have doomed the world. Alia just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn't know she is being hunted. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringera direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery. Together, Diana and Alia will face an army of enemiesmortal and divinedetermined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. If they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war."e;Feminism is the invisible jet powering this literary revamp of the Amazon princess."e; The New York Times Book Review "e;Warning: This novel about the young super hero crossing paths with a seemingly ordinarybut seriously powerfulgirl may result in multiple fist pumps."e; Seventeen Don't miss the rest of the DC Icons series! Read them in any order you choose: *; Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu *; Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas *; Superman: Dawnbreaker by Matt de la Pea

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