King of Scars

by Leigh Bardugo (Author)

Book Cover for King of Scars

   Book 1   
Pages: 528

Face your demons... or feed them.

The dashing 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 intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened 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. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha general, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka 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. 

Recognition: Locus Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Book (2020), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction (2019)

King of Scars Duology Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: King of Scars Duology
Reading level: 14+
Books in series: 2
Read in order? Yes
Next release: Finished
Tags: fantasy  magic  friendship  action  romance  mystery  epic fantasy 

 Print series book list

Books in series order

1.   King of Scars  (2019)
2.   Rule of Wolves  (2021)