fantasy · Short Stories

The Language of Thorns – Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic – Leigh Bardugo ★★★★

Blurb; 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.

My Review; I decided to pick this one up as I have all her others on my shelf and have seen it around a lot. It has a gorgeous cover and I wasn’t disappointed. Inside this book it is absolutely gorgeous.

Inside you will find six very short and different stories. All beautifully illustrated throughout by Sara Kipin. I wouldn’t say I have a favourite story from the six but they were all beautifully written and told. Magical.

The six stories are;

Ayama and the Thorn Wood.

The Too-Clever Fox.

The Witch of Duva.

Little Knife.

The Soldier Prince.

When Water Sang Fire.

Highly recommend. A beautiful book and stories. A well deserved four stars from me.

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