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Rule of Wolves (King of Scars Duology, 2) (utgåvan 2021)

av Leigh Bardugo (Författare)

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Titel:Rule of Wolves (King of Scars Duology, 2)
Författare:Leigh Bardugo (Författare)
Info:Imprint (2021), 608 pages
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3 This had everything, love, sacrifice, death, re starts... and the ending was a huge surprise. So why didn't I love it ? I don't know for sure, it seemed too long, it took me 2 weeks to read and it's not that long, I had trouble staying awake while reading it but it wasn't boring. What is that ? I had the same problem with book 1. There were many 5 star BAM moments, but there were more 2-3 star pages in between for me. The in between times were wordy, rambling on about stuff I didn't care about. They didn't lead anywhere just dealt with the moment. I caught myself nodding off, wanting to skim. (that says a lot) I know so many LOVE this ! I've loved her Crows series. Well this one is over and it didn't fit me that's okay, maybe next time ( )
  TheYodamom | May 8, 2021 |
Note: This review will contain spoilers from the previous books from the Grishaverse (including the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology) and from King of Scars.

The worst part about finishing a Leigh Bardugo book is that you have finished. Rule of Wolves is purportedly the second of a duology so it is unclear whether we will have more stories from the “Grishaverse” but I (and all Bardugo’s myriad fans) certainly hope so.

I reread the first book in the duology, King of Scars, and am glad I did, because Rule of Wolves picks up immediately where King of Scars leaves off. King Nikolai of Ravka is still battling his (literal) inner demon and his undeclared love for his army general, the powerful Grisha Zoya Nazyalensky. In terms of policy, he is working towards peace for his beloved country of Ravka and to establish a sanctuary for Grisha, reviled, hunted, used, and abused in the world at large. Grisha are gifted people who can manipulate matter at its most fundamental levels. They mainly employ their extraordinary abilities to help people, but their talents can be used for ill as well as good. And non-Grisha fear them, and so resort to repressive behaviors common to those who fear “the other.”

Zoya has fused with the Grisha Juris and his dragon amplifier, and she doesn’t quite know what that means yet, but she is afraid to find out. Juris keeps telling her she cannot realize all of her powers now until she “opens the door” - i.e., stops closing herself off emotionally, but nothing terrifies her more than the pain of loss that accompanies love.

Nina Zenik is undercover in Fjerda posing as “Mila Jandersdat” and serving as Nikolai’s eyes and ears there. She is also tasked with trying to rescue any Grisha not yet caught and enslaved by the Fjerda. The Fjerdans have been experimenting on Grisha with Jurda parem. This drug can transform and enhance a Grisha’s power into something new and dangerous so the Grisha could be used as “weapons.” But the price for the Grisha was addiction and after a short time, death.

Nina forges an unlikely alliance with Hanne, the beautiful and fierce daughter of Nina’s enemy, Jarl Brum. Brum is commander of the Drüskelle, the Fjerda force that hunts Grisha for trial and execution as witches at the Ice Court.

Alternate chapters relate what is happening to Nina Zenik. Nikolai sent her, along with two other Grisha, on a secret mission to Fjerda to help endangered Grisha escape that country. The Fjerdans have been capturing Grisha and experimenting on them with Jurda parem. This drug can transform and enhance a Grisha’s power into something new and dangerous so the Grisha could be used as “weapons.” But the price for the Grisha was addiction and after a short time, death.

Complicating matters, the Darkling, a powerful Grisha who used his skill for evil purposes, is still alive and seeking to make a “comeback.”

Nicolai, Zoya, and Nina alternate as narrators.

As the story builds to its tension-filled dénouement, all of the main characters are confronted with life-and-death choices that will affect their identities and places in the world. Moreover, the lives of many others depend on what they choose to do. These factors add monumental gravitas to the decisions they need to make.

Evaluation: Bardugo makes human passions come alive on the page. You can feel and taste the hungers of her characters, and experience the pain of loss and thrill of young love as if you were going through those emotions yourself. I also appreciate the fact that Bardugo's characters are so idealistic and noble. We need that so much right now in the world! The dialogue is intelligent and emotionally resonant, and the political intrigue and challenges seem realistic and significant. This is an engaging book that gives you a lot to think about, as well as a lot to savor. ( )
  nbmars | Apr 24, 2021 |
Conclusion of the King of Scars duology in which the war between Ravka and Fierda is resolved, at least for now. Mostly the guilty are punished and the just rewarded, including a fascinating solution to the problem of who the king will be, and in general it was satisfying. ( )
  rivkat | Apr 13, 2021 |
Boy, does Leigh Bardugo deliver! Rule of Wolves is a masterclass of pacing, ratcheting up the tension perfectly to reach an exciting conclusion to the duology. The story alternates between Nikolai, Zoya, and Nina, all grappling with their powers and how to save Ravka from Fjerdan invasion. There's a lot going on: Nikolai must decide between saving his throne or his country, Zoya between duty and her fears, while Nina grapples with Matthias's last words and her feelings for Hanne.
There are plans within plans and something always goes wrong, but Ms. Bardugo always manages to figure out a clever and believable way to move the story onward. I was pleased to see some of my old favorite characters from the Grishaverse appear and even more pleased that they were woven organically into the story, not forced to make an appearance for fan service.
There are sadness and terror for the reader in this story but there is also some romance and joy for the characters that I've grown to love, even those I didn't especially like in the earlier books. And a hint maybe of more stories in the Grishaverse. It's a powerful read and such a good one. ( )
  N.W.Moors | Apr 1, 2021 |
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