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A 2020 Locus Award Finalist
King of Scars Duology (Book 1)
Face your demons . . . or feed them. The young king, 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 plans to keep it that way. As enemies gather at his borders, Nikolai 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. Nikolai journeys to the places 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.
Age Range: 14-18 | Grade Level: 10-12 | Lexile Measure: HL810L