I finished the Six of Crows series and it was amazing. It’s not exactly for the faint of heart but if you can handle a bit of blood and you love thrilling fantasy books this book is for you. If you have interest I suggest you just stop reading this post and go read the book because it is fun to go in blind. But for those who maybe want to know a little about it first let me tell you about it.
Six of Crows is set in Ketterdam: a place with merchants and the main profit are from trades but that’s only a skim of it. Ketterdam is full of gangs, thieves, and thugs and that’s what this story is really about. This story is about 6 people getting offered an impossible job and they accept for the money. You see them go on this journey to break out this prisoner held in the Ice Court. It’s never been broken into and their security is impeccable. The most interesting thing about this story is the fact that they’re not heroes. They’re not doing it to save the world, they’re doing it because they go a lot of money offered and they could benefit from it so that’s why they take the job.
There are six main characters in the story and it’s important to get to know them. There are six main characters. Kaz, Inej, Nina, Wylan, Jesper, and Matthias. Their all crucial to the mission and all are deadly and have multiple layers. Their not all good people, but you can’t help but like them. Kaz is ruthless, deadly, and smart. He runs the gang (The Dregs) that is the most important in this story. Inej is the spy of the Dregs. She’s silent and deadly and collects and keeps Kaz’s secrets. Nina is the Grisha of the group. Grisha is people who have abilities that are fantasy like. Nina has control over the body and she is extremely powerful. Wesper is a rich merchant’s son who ran away. He’s a lot more useful he seems and proves to have layers that make him useful. Jesper is the sharpshooter of the group. He’s social and he’s great with emotions and is able to make terrible times lighter. Matthias is the only one who knows around the ice court and is important to actually pull even any part of it off. He’s not a criminal though like the others. He hates everything the others represent and doesn’t like working with them but he needs to help them. You see the six of them work together and see them grow. They each have complex stories behind them and all are strong characters.
This story gets straight into the action. But alongside it all, you get to know about each of the characters. The way everything goes down is interesting because every surprise is unexpected and you can never guess the way things may end up. This story is different and a bit extreme. The characters are great and the action is exciting and different. This story is fantasy and adventure and so if you like stories like that and find anything interesting from what I said here to check this book out!
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