Crooked Kingdom

Crooked Kingdom Summary

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.

Crooked Kingdomis the #1 New York Times-bestselling Book Two in the Six of Crows Duology.Now in paperback with a brand-new exclusive piece of art, an interview with Leigh Bardugo and a sneak peek of her next book.

When you can’t beat the odds, change the game.

Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known asjurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.

#1 New York Timesbestseller, October 16, 2016

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic

Praise for the Grishaverse

“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

Book Reviews

Stephanie Griffin

Crooked Kingdom4 star

CROOKED KINGDOM, the second book in the Six of Crows series, has more action than the first, but most of it is in the “you’ve got to be kidding me” arena. The first book was a travel adventure, while in this book the action all takes place around the city of Ketterdam. What is the focus of this book, amongst all the chasing and fighting? Our hard-as-a-nut to crack dear Kaz is out for revenge for the death of his brother. How is he going to achieve this? In the most convoluted ridiculous manner possible, where just about everything goes his way and ten (maybe) different scenarios have to go perfectly. Or else! Thankfully, I love this kind of reading once in awhile. Sex trafficking is bad, we know that. This topic comes up a lot here. Inej was a victim before joining Kaz’ teenage group of thieves and she wants to get out there and tear down that system. It would be great to follow her journey in future books. My reactions to this book are: • It was too long and had too many coincidences. • Some scenarios had no follow-up. Did I miss how Colm got out of the bakery?? He seemed to have just appeared in a later scene. • Even though there were plenty of eye-rolls, I enjoyed the story much more than SIX OF CROWS.45


Love it5 star

Enjoyed this series from beginning to end! I can never guess what would happen yet. Hard to put down. Loved the characters and all their flaws.55


It’s just not my genre. Nothing against the book.3 star

Not my favorite. I think I had super high expectations for this duology and was let down because my expectations were too high. Overall very good book and I may have enjoyed it more if I read the shadow and bone trilogy first.35


Crooked to the End5 star

Read it, you will caught up in the twists, surprises, and suspense. A great value, if you enjoy reading a good story.55

Teaching Psychology Every Day


that was literally so good!!! i cried so much and the story was so interesting!! highly HIGHLY recommend!!55



I laughed, whooped out loud to myself and cried like a baby. This was a wild ride from beginning to end. Highly recommend! “No Mourners, No Funerals”55

Saipan Bound

Amazing! Couldn’t put the book down5 star

This is one of the most interesting books I’ve read and am planning to read again. I’ve never re-read an entire novel before and this might be the first!55


Thank you Leigh bardugo5 star

This book is amazing I just want to thank the author for making it peaceful for him. I’m trying my best to not give spoilers so if that last sentence confused you it will when you get to chapter 39 of this book.55


Best book series5 star

Hello to anyone reading the reviews! This was a really fun and interesting read for fantasy lovers! It’s worth it!55


No Mourners, No Funerals5 star

Crooked Kingdom was just as fantastic as SOC. It displays the development of the characters beautifully, and the heists remain as dangerous as ever. It’s been a pleasure to read about Kaz Brekker and his fantastic crew. I’m in awe of author Leigh Bardugo, whose writing seems to improve exponentially! She’s come a long way from Grisha, and managed to write a sequel as good as, or better than, her original masterpiece, and I’m so excited to read her future works. Definitely a new favorite author!55

Other Books by Leigh Bardugo

Shadow and Bone


Shadow and Bone
4.5     1765
Six of Crows


Six of Crows
4.5     1503
Siege and Storm


Siege and Storm
4.5     1064
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy


The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
4.5     1020

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