Leigh Bardugo Releases a New CROOKED KINGDOM Excerpt

CROOKED KINGDOM comes out on Tuesday, and, to get us even more excited, Leigh Bardugo has recently released a new Kaz excerpt.

To prepare us for the release of Crooked Kingdom, the sequel to Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo released an amazing excerpt that shows how hellbent Kaz is on freeing Inej.

For the briefest moment, Kaz and Van Eck sized each other up from across the bridge. Kaz couldn’t help but be reminded of when they’d faced each other this way seven days ago. He’d thought too much about that meeting. Late at night, when the day’s work was done, he’d lain awake, taking apart every moment of it. Again and again, Kaz thought of those few crucial seconds when he’d let his attention shift to Inej instead of keeping his eyes on Van Eck. It wasn’t a mistake he could afford to make again. That boy had betrayed his weakness in a single glance, had ceded the war for the sake of a single battle, and put Inej— all of them— in danger. He was a wounded animal who needed to be put down. And Kaz had done it gladly, choked the life from him without pause for regret. The Kaz that remained saw only the job: Free Inej. Make Van Eck pay. The rest was useless noise.

Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

Not only does Crooked Kingdom come out this Tuesday, Leigh Bardugo will also be starting her tour! She’ll be kickstarting her tour in New York City, and continuing on to Illinois, Ohio, Kansas, Nashville, and many other states. For a full list of tour dates, check out her website.

About the Book:

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn’t think they’d survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they’re right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and left crippled by the kidnapping of a valuable team member, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz’s cunning and test the team’s fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city’s dark and twisting streets―a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of magic in the Grisha world.

Crooked Kingdom hits shelves on September 27.