For your Grisha fans out there, Leigh Bardugo and Imprint Reads just dropped some delightfully sunshiny news earlier today, and we’re sure you’re going to want to get your hands on as soon as possible.
First off is the announcement of a new Grishaverse book titled The Lives of Saints, which is basically a guide to the Grishaverse’s saints packed with amazing illustrations by Dan Zollinger, whose style features historical and spiritual imagery that can only enhance the already grandiose style of Leigh’s storytelling.
Dive into the epic world of international bestselling author Leigh Bardugo with this beautifully illustrated replica of The Lives of Saints, the Istorii Sankt’ya, featuring tales of saints drawn from the beloved novels and beyond. Out of the pages of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, from the hands of Alina Starkov to yours, the Istorii Sankt’ya is a magical keepsake from the Grishaverse.
These tales include miracles and martyrdoms from familiar saints like Sankta Lizabeta of the Roses and Sankt Ilya in Chains, to the strange and obscure stories of Sankta Ursula, Sankta Maradi, and the Starless Saint.
This beautiful collection includes stunning full-color illustrations of each story.
The Lives of Saints is set for a October 6, 2020 release, and you can pre-order it now:
There will be more new details to come for this collector’s edition, but they have yet to disclose that information. But even with all that they’ve stated already, both The Lives of Saints and the Shadow & Bone Collector’s Edition are must-haves for anyone that loves Leigh’s Grishaverse.
You can pre-order this edition now on Amazon, which will also be released October 6, 2020.
A message from Leigh:
I’m a habitual doomsayer, so if ten years ago, you’d told me we were going to end up here, I never would have believed you. In fact I’d have shushed you because I’m not about tempting fate. But, as soon as I wrote the Istorii Sankt’ya into Shadow and Bone, I started dreaming about getting to create a collection like this. Seeing it in Jessie’s hands as a prop in our Netflix adaptation? I never could have imagined it. I hope you’ll love this dark, strange collection of stories, some macabre and some hopeful (but also still macabre). And I’m thrilled to share our Shadow and Bone Collector’s Edition with you featuring new art, a new cover, and more—all of it put together with so much love and care by the awesome people at Imprint.
Also, it’s the last day of Pride, so I’m committing to donate 10% of my first week sales (including pre-orders) to the Trans Justice Funding Project. Imprint and Macmillan will match my donation up to $1,000.
According to Fierce Reads, it will be an advantage to pre-order these books, because they’ll be coming out with a big pre-order campaign very soon. More news to come!