Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price—and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can't pull it off alone...
A convict with a thirst for revenge.
A sharpshooter who can't walk away from a wager.
A runaway with a privileged past.
A spy known as the Wraith.
A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.
A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.
Kaz's crew are the only ones who might stand between the world and destruction—if they don't kill each other first. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
Please note: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review courtesy of the publisher.
This book was amazing. I finished it in under 24 hours once I started it and I have to say – I had put it off because I felt the blurb on the back was pretty lackluster for all the hype it was getting. So forget the description and just get your hands on this one!
This book has a lot of similarities to “Throne of Glass”, but with a couple changes in perspectives. I know some folks felt Celaena was whiny (I disagree, but regardless), if that was the reason you put down the book, you HAVE to give this one a try. Kaz is immediately intriguing and as we slowly get to know more about him I just absolutely feel in love with the complexity of his character. We get to know all of the characters, but I have to admit a particular soft spot for Jesper as well. And Inej… you get the point, the character development is incredibly well done.
Although apparently taking place in the same world as Bardugo’s Grisha series, I have not read the prior series and don’t believe it had any detriment to my enjoyment. I think the best part of this story is the constant surprises. I haven’t read a book in a while that completely caught me off guard and went in a different direction I thought it would go. All that being said, just go get this one!! Bonus: The sequel is going to be coming out in the next month or so.
Warning: Contains repeated violence.
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Fans of multi-point, twisting and turning fantasies.
Want to read the whole series?
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2)