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Rule of Wolves

Updated: Mar 29, 2021


Everything: 5/5

World: 5/5

Characters: 5/5

Plot: 4/5

Writing: 5/5


Author: Leigh Bardugo

Pages: 591

Goodreads Review: (not released)

Genre: YA Fantasy

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.


We are back in the Grischaverse, probably one of my favorite book world ever. The Magic the fold, the different cities and countries. In this book we actually see the most parts ever. We see Ravka and Fjerda of course, but also a bit of Shu and Ketterdam.


I love them all so much Zoya, with her immense pour, our charming Nikolai, Nina as a clever Spy and brave Hanne, but we actually saw so many more of the side character’s who are amazing and so many well known characters showed up. I don’t know how Leigh managed that, but I know even like and understand characters I hated for 4 books with al my heart. That is like a superpower and she didn’t even changed their character she just let them grow and fitted so well.


It was very well planned and we had a lot of plot twist and emotional rollercoasters, which I love. We saw amazing fights and could see how the characters slowly grew and grew and with them their gorgeous plans. I have only two little problems, first sometimes it was a bit slow and it didn’t captive me and the end was rushed. I still have a lot of questions and I am quite confused.


I love her writing, how she plays with your emotions and gives you characters, you get so attached to that it’s really addicting. Nobody has more epic quotes than Leigh in my opinion. Also it is so complex and every detail leads to another.


I have a lot of questions about Hanne. Is she/he a transgender and if so why don’t we get a new name for her/him. I know must call Him/her by him/hers dead name and how am I supposed to write a review, with the right pronouns, when I am not sure about them and even if I was I must write she, cause if I write he it would be a massive spoiler. Can someone who knows more about transgenders please help me, I have the feeling I offend and discriminate so many good people right know, who just want to have the right to live in the right body.

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