Reading a fantasy book is purely enthralling, and I feel like i want to read another fantasy book. My previous reading on A Darker Shade of Magic left me pleased and so emo, because when reading it I can’t help myself to place myself in the characters’ shoes especially Kell. The book is really good, and I highly recommend. However, in this second book I decided not to read the sequel of ADSOM (A Gathering of Shadows), because I think Kell need to rest, after all the struggles he has faced on the previous book. I just can’t bear imaging him hurt 😅.
Then, I’m stumbled upon Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo’s masterpiece. I know this book, when I randomly searching something about ADSOM (fun facts, quotes, art drawings, and so forth) this book would pop up as the alternative because they have some similarities like: it’s a fantasy book, there’s a magic, the characters is also a thief. But, the story is completely different (yeah, of course ).
Six of Crows took Amsterdam as the inspiration of Ketterdam, the capital of Kerch. This book actually a little bit complicated but fascinating because there are lots of ‘words’ that the author made herself and they are related to the other Bardugo’s books, The Grisha Trilogy. Here’s the synopsis.
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.
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction—if they don’t kill each other first.