The Language of 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, folklore, and fairy tale, #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.

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

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4 starred reviews

from Voya, BCCB, Booklist, and School Library Journal

Winner, 2018 Audie Short Stories/Collections Category

Winner, The Petty Miller Award for Young Adult Literature for Collaboration

Winner, 2018 NY Book Show Award in the Children’s Trade category.

A New York Times bestseller

An Amazon Best Book of the Month