How to Get Your #Grisha Book Signed and Personalized!

Leigh Bardugo is currently taking part in the Fierce Reads Tour! Many fans will have the opportunity to see Leigh in person, but for those of us who can’t, there’s another way to get a signed book!

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Most of the stores on the tour are happy to ship. Just call up one of the stores listed below and place your order. I will sign it, personalize it, and inscribe it with a character quote.

I will also sprinkle it with magic that gives you victory over your enemies.

Shhhhh…

Here are the remaining stops at which you can order and get a signed, personalized, and inscribed copy of either SHADOW AND BONE or SIEGE AND STORM:

Sunday, November 3 @ 5pm  (NOTE: To be safe, order ASAP and/or call the bookstore for confirmation that it’s not too late!)
Joseph Beth Booksellers Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Monday, November 4 @ 7pm
Anderson’s Bookshop
Naperville, IL

Tuesday, November 5 @ 7pm
Rainy Day Books
Kansas City, Missouri

Wednesday, November 6 @ 6pm
Books of Wonder
New York, NY

SALE ALERT! Grisha Trilogy Kindle eBooks

If you’re thinking of starting up the Grisha trilogy or you’re trying to convince all your friends to read it, now is the time! Amazon has great Kindle deals on Shadow and Bone and a nearly unbeatable deal on Siege and Storm!

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Shadow and Bone is on sale for $5, which is 50% off the original price. Click here to check it out!

While you’re at it, pick yourself up a Siege and Storm eBook for $1.40, a whooping 92% off the regular price!

These book deals usually only last for a few days at most, so gobble up the deals ASAP!

New RUIN AND RISING Synopsis

Goodreads has posted up the synopsis of RUIN AND RISING, the final book in the Grisha trilogy!

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The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

Wow! Excuse us, we may be having heart palpitations over here! We are not prepared!

THE TOO-CLEVER FOX on Best Stories of 2013 List

Tor.com has released their list of the 21 Best Stories of 2013! We thrilled to see this list includes Leigh Bardugo’s THE TOO-CLEVER FOX, the telling of a popular Ravkan fairytale that influences Alina throughout the Grisha Trilogy!

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“The Too-Clever Fox”
Written by Leigh Bardugo
Illustration by Anna and Elena Balbusso
Edited by Noa Wheeler

This story is the most engaging new trickster folktale I’ve read in a while. The author does a wonderful job of crafting a story with the kind of multivalent morals wrapped in straightforward storytelling that characterize the genre she’s mimicking. The result is an unfolding folklore tradition that makes her world feel rich and real. That’s valuable enough on its own, but I’m even more impressed by the story because it’s a work of tie-in fiction. Leigh Bardugo really understands how to use a short story to promote her novels. The answer isn’t to write another chapter, but to build a mythic foundation that makes her world enticing.

Tor.com is releasing THE TOO-CLEVER FOX and the 20 other books listed in an anthology titled SOME OF THE BEST. You can preorder it for FREE on Amazon now!

Leigh Bardugo Talks Grisha Trilogy Inspirations

Characters in the Grisha trilogy can be inspirational, but what were they inspired by?

Let’s start with Sturmhond! Leigh Bardugo recently talked to Belle of the Literati about where the idea for this character sparked:

Sturmhond was inspired by Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, and Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond, but mostly by someone too spoilery to mention for those who haven’t read the book.

Sturmhond practically writes himself. Whereas most of my characters struggle with their motives and themselves, Sturmhond is pure confidence. He knows exactly who he is and exactly what he wants. It’s a pleasure to write that kind of clarity of intent.

She also talked about the Grisha trilogy was inspired in bits and pieces by (and perhaps published because of) one of her idols, Stevie Nicks!

SHADOW AND BONE Author Leigh Bardugo Praises Secondary Characters in LEGEND OF KORRA

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Considering Leigh Bardugo‘s Tumblr posts, it’s no surprise that she would have something to say about Legend of Korra.  In this one, she talks about the power of the secondary characters in the series, and I have to admit, they are quite impressive.

leigh-bardugoConsider Asami: She first appeared as a love interest for Mako and could have been swept off screen after her father was bested. Instead, she’s back in Book 2 with her own goals and challenges. Bolin entered the narrative as a kind of jester, but has taken on the roll of the wise fool. Tenzin is a classic mentor character—patient, tenacious, wise. But through his flashes of frustration and temper, his dry humor, and his complicated relationship with the spectacularly badass Lin Beifong, the writers keep him human, fallible, and truly fun to watch. Even his children, who usually appear briefly and for comic relief, have distinct personalities. (I’m not going to touch on Naga and Pabu here because cuteness unfairly tips the scales.)

Book 1 of The Legend of Korra was packed with characters who had fabulous backstories (like Amon and Tarrlock) and those who simply hinted at fabulous backstories (like Tahno and his Wolfbat entourage). I would gladly watch a Tahno spin-off. In fact, I think Tahno’s hair may require its own show, too.

Read the rest of her assessment of secondary characters on Hypable.

A Very Grisha Giveaway

We know how much Grisha swag excites us all, so check out this great new giveaway from Fangirl Feeels!

They’re giving away a SIGNED First Army poster as well as a Hebel Designs Etheralki Leather Cuff and Pins.

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