Six of Crows is a fantasy novel written by the Israeli-American author Leigh Bardugo and published by Henry Holt and Co. in 2015. The story follows a thieving crew and is primarily set in the city of Ketterdam, which is loosely inspired by Dutch Republic–era Amsterdam.
Six of crows audiobook by Leigh Bardugo
Six of crows audiobook is based in Ketterdam, the capital of Kerch, Councilman Hoede tests a drug called jurda parem on a Grisha Healer. The drug enhances her abilities, allowing her to control and manipulate human minds. She escapes after paralyzing Hoede and some guards, but is found dead days later. Wealthy merchant Jan Van Eck divulges the results of Hoede’s experiment to criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker and tasks him with rescuing its inventor, Bo Yul-Bayur, from the Ice Court, an unbreachable military stronghold in Fjerda, and preventing the drug’s existence from being exposed to the world. […]
Leigh provides you with all of these twists and turns without letting you wonder what’s going on around you. She created a world full of incredible features. SoC is an action-packed novel that keeps you turning pages without stopping. It’s an emotional roller coaster with moments like “What just happened.” Six of crows audiobook‘s first three sections lay the hook, its fourth and fifth sections will have you grabbing for the treat, and its sixth section will hook and haul you in.
Bardugo tosses you right into the main plot of Six of crows audiobook from the beginning and keeps you engaged all the way through, even when her focus is on character work. Her plotting is incredibly engaging, with so many twists and turns that the book is hard to put down. This book focuses on mind games and clever plotting. The dregs need to have a thousand backup plans, and everything is brilliantly planned by Bardugo. The Grisha’s worldbuilding is very engaging, even though we’re thrown in without context.
The Dregs are such an amazing squad all together. Their banter owns my heart. Jesper and Inej especially have one of the greatest friendship dynamics of all time; their banter and their genuine trust in each other and their lowkey joking about their mutual crush on Kaz. Inej and Nina stand out as well; extra credit for passing the bechdel test with flying colors.
Six of crows audiobook handles emotional and physical trauma in the best way. Some of these characters have trauma and it’s never portrayed as a detriment to who they are as people. It’s an aspect of who they are as people, but their background never takes over their characters. It’s a balance. Recovery is also portrayed in a great way; none of these characters can be “fixed” but that’s okay. The entire topic is handled in a better way than most contemporaries that focus entirely on trauma.
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