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The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times–bestselling King of Scars Duology.

The Demon King. As Fjerda’s massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm―and even the monster within―to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king’s gift for the impossible.

The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.

The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.

King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.

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Crooked Kingdom

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King of Scars
Rule of Wolves

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Author Q&A

Who was your favorite character to write in Rule of Wolves? Was it the same or different from King of Scars?

That’s a tough one. I love writing Nikolai’s chapters because he has a very different way of seeing the world, a lightness to his thoughts even when things get grim. But with Zoya there’s something really satisfying about writing a character at war with herself. We know how deeply she feels, even if she refuses to acknowledge it. And Nina is just fun. She could not be in a more dire situation in Rule of Wolves and yet she still finds a way to excavate these moments of joy and pleasure from her circumstances. All that said, there’s a character who appears about halfway through the book who I loved writing and whose voice is so unique—loud and undiluted. Maybe that character was my favorite. Because I’m a drama queen at heart and so is he.

How did the writing experience for Rule of Wolves differ from King of Scars? Was there anything that surprised you?

The big difference is that I wrote Rule of Wolves in lockdown, and it was such a relief to escape to Ravka again, even with the wars and tragedies there. Those were battles I could fight and problems I could solve. I was surprised by how much fun I had writing Nina’s chapters. I didn’t think I’d like writing court intrigue or spy work, but I do love a long con and Nina is a fabulous con artist.

Is Rule of Wolves truly the grand finale of the Grishaverse, or does it leave us with the possibility of more to come? (No spoilers please!!)

I love these characters and this world, and there’s plenty of territory to explore, but I want to feel ready to write the next installment. I don’t want to do it just because I can. So we’ll see. I wrote Rule of Wolves as an ending, but I always leave doors open. Let’s call it “goodbye for now.”

Publisher‏:‎Imprint (March 30, 2021)
Hardcover‏:‎608 pages
Reading age‏:‎14 – 18 years
Grade level‏:‎10 – 12
Item Weight‏:‎1.76 pounds
Dimensions‏:‎6.59 x 1.97 x 9.39 inches
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