Thorndike Press

King of Scars

  • Leigh Bardugo
  • Offered By: Thorndike Striving Reader
  • ISBN-10: 1432867970
  • ISBN-13: 9781432867973
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 2.20 lbs ( 1.00 kgs)
  • 884 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released September 2019
  • Bestsellers



A New York Times Bestseller
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


Customer Reviews

“Deadly clever political intrigue, heart-stopping adventure, memorable characters, and several understated, hinted-at romances (how will we wait?!) come together in one glorious, Slavic-folklore infused package. Bardugo's star continues to rise.”

— Booklist (starred)

“The sharp dialogue and lovable characters continue to enthrall and bewitch long past the final chapter. With twists and revelations cleverly dispersed up until the very last page, this novel is a must-have for any book shelf.”

— School Library Journal (starred)

“A richly detailed and refreshingly diverse world inhabited by individuals who, for all their magical talents, are resonantly human.”

— The Washington Post