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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic ARC

By Pamelascott
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic ARC 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, #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, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange-to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.


[IN THE YEAR THAT SUMMER STAYED too long, the heat lay upon the prairie with the weight of a corpse (AYAMA AND THE THORN WOOD)]


(Orion Children's Books, 26 September 2017, ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)



This is my first time reading the author.

I loved every story in this collection.

The Language of Thorns is a gorgeous read; the cover is beautiful and I loved the illustrations throughout. This was impressive in a Kindle book and I'd love to see this in a hardback edition.

The writing in this collection of stories is rich, lush and gorgeous. I got completely pulled into the stories and struggled to put the book aside.

The stories in this collection are old-fashioned fairy tales at heart with echoes of good and evil, light and dark. I found them irresistible.

Now I need to read everything Leigh Bardugo has ever written. NOW.

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic ARC

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