“Of course not,” said Sturmhond. “Anything worth doing always starts as a bad idea.”
(Leigh Bardugo; Siege and Storm)
I am truly blown away by how much better Siege and Storm is than Shadow and Bone. The start of the book was a bit slower and at some point even a little repetitive, but there was a huge turn of events at about a quarter/a third of the bookand so much happened and it was so good.
Siege and Storm introduced us to new aspects of the world and the story on its own. It also introduces more key characters and I am absolutely in love with them. Besides that, those characters are playing important roles in the course of the story. They have really unique personalities that do not blur with any other character even for a bit and are so well written. I am truly impressed as there are now more than five important characters present throughout the whole book and not every writer can handle that well.
I had read the Six of Crows duology about a year before I started The Grisha Trilogy and there were some familiar characters I encountered in this book that I knew from Six of Crows, like Sturmhond and Genya. I already wanted to reread the duology before King of Scars would release, but now I want to even more!
I think this trilogy can be added to the list of my favourite series and universes I have read so far and I truly recommend it to everyone who loves (dark) fantasy and YA. It is a very well written and immersive series with a lot of interesting information about the universe besides the main story. I really looking forward to reading more of Leigh Bardugo’s work in the near future.
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