Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.
This new novel by Leigh Bardugo finally has a cover! And it’s beautiful. Read all about it here with some pieces of an interview with Leigh Bardugo about how they got to this cover. With the embroidery and the colour combination, it gives us a taste of how this book will be. It’s based on myths and folklore that live in the Grisha world. With the different emblems (the fox, the thorns, the bird/fenix maybe?) it gives us an idea of the subjects of the different stories. And it’s going to be dark. The black background, the blue thorns and the bright orange-brown figures on the cover show us that these stories will be interesting, dark and full of magic.
This collection of short novels set in the Grisha World is just another reason for me, and for all of her fans to step back into this world. We’ll get to read about different tales that live there and that are mentioned in her other series. The combination of the 6 tales, with three brand-new ones, will be a perfect blend of danger, magic and folklore.
It’s always fun to get these glimpses in the world our favourite characters live in. I think of the Tales of Egg and Dunk by George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones), The Hobbit or The Unfinished Tales by J.R.R. Tolkien and even Sarah J. Maas is writing some more stories in the world of Throne of Glass.
It’s a format that is more easily used in Fantasy worlds and it’s a trend that most writers continue to use to go back to the world they created and give the fans more stories in that specific world. Is it to get us to buy more books and in such way support the publishing world, definitely yes. Is it something I easily do and buy? Off course, just to get more stories and an extra chance to dive back into the world I felt in love with. But my opinion is that as long as the stories remain interesting, I’ll throw my money any way the publishing world wants.
What do you think? Will you be picking this up? Let me know in the comments below.