Waiting on Wednesday: King of Scars

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, created by Jill at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

36307634This week I am waiting on
King of Scars (Nikolai Duology, #1) by Leigh Bardugo

Publication Date: January 29th, 2019

Goodreads Summary
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war—and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka’s coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.

Yet with every day, a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren’t meant to stay buried—and some wounds aren’t meant to heal.


I’ve not read the Grisha trilogy, but whenever I ask someone about that series they say that Nikolai is the standout. I remember his cameo in Crooked Kingdom and I’m excited to learn more about his character. I figured Nina would get a POV in this duology as well because I figured her story wasn’t completely over and I think she, out of everyone, needs some sort of closure.

Have you read the Grisha trilogy?
What’s your most anticipated book?

18 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: King of Scars

  1. After reading the Grisha trilogy a while back, I’m so excited to read Nikolai’s story, especially with the events that happened to him. I would definitely recommend reading the Grisha trilogy first because I think there’s going to be quite a bit that will add to Nikolai’s story in King of Scars. Lovely post! 🙂

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