King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Length: 528 pages
Audiobook Length: 16 hours and 13 minutes
First Published: 2019
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.
Quotes from King Of Scars
Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart. You cannot protect yourself from suffering. To live is to grieve. You are not protecting yourself by shutting yourself off from the world. You are limiting yourself.
Most women suffer thorns for the sake of the flowers, but we who wield power adorn ourselves with flowers to hide the sting of our thorns.
Everyone mourns the first blossom.
Who will grieve the rest who fall?
We hope or we falter.
About Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is the bestselling author of fantasy novels. Her novels set in the mythical Grishaverse include King of Scars, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and The Language of Thorns. Bardugo’s first adult novel, Ninth House, was published in 2019. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit the author’s website →