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Publisher's Summary

Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, number one New York Times best-selling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Enter the Grishaverse.... Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to a world of dark bargains struck by moonlight, of haunted towns and hungry woods, of talking beasts and gingerbread golems, where a young mermaid's voice can summon deadly storms, and where a river might do a lovestruck boy's bidding but only for a terrible price.

Perfect for new listeners and dedicated fans, the tales in The Language of Thorns will transport you to lands both familiar and strange - to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

©2017 Leigh Bardugo (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Fairy Tales Done Perfectly

I absolutely loved this collection of fairy tales, reimagined classics that are beautifully written and completely unexpected. I would want to revisit these again and again. Highly, highly recommended. Brava!!

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  • Gigi
  • WA United States
  • 10-02-17

Amazing!

I love this book. it's like discovering​ Christian Andersen's Tales for the first time. Each story it's so unique and unexpected.

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  • Stina
  • Uppsala, Sweden
  • 12-11-17

Perfect fairytale-y stories!

I loved Bardugo's Grisha trilogy, and she has managed to capture the feeling of Ravka, of Fjerda and all the other places in these short stories, these fairy tales. They are superbly written, with a great feeling for old fashioned fairy tales from Russia or Germany or any other place. Bardugo has such an ear for making her stories old-fashioned without any false notes. I'm very impressed.
The reader took about ten minutes of getting used to, and after that she made a very good job.
I would recommend this book as perfect winter listening for any fan of Bardugo or of classic fairy tales.

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The Language of Thorns

I enjoyed each tale. Very creative. Each held my interest and I was eager to see how they ended.

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great storie

It was amazing to hear fairytales told under a new light, and try to guess which fairytales they were

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Another Amazing Book for Leigh Bardugo

Ayama and the Thorn Wood: 5/5
WHOA! This story was great, it hit Cinderella with a touch of the Greek Myth of the Minotaur, and just whoa, It blended amazing. The artwork was very cool, I loved how it took over the page.

The Too-Clever Fox: 5/5
This is one of my favorites that Leigh has Written, The artwork added in was a huge bonus!

The Witch of Duva: 5/5
AHH. I listened to this one through the audiobook and it was amazing! Holy Crud! A+++ Artwork yet again was amazing.

Little Knife: 10/5
Let me just say the Artwork blew me away, this is my Favorite Leigh Bardugo Short Story. Just AMAZING!

The Soldier Prince: 4.9/5
This is the only story that fell a little short for me, It took me awhile to get into it but it was still really great! The Nutcracker aspect was great!

When Water Sang Fire: 10/5
I think I might have a another favorite! GO LEIGH! AGH. I loved this! I loved the Mermaids and just. GAH. I can't even tell you how much I loved this!



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Leigh Bardugo knows how to write, man. The Language of Thorns is certainly amazing, The Narrator was amazing and her voice hit Leigh's writing perfectly!

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Great fairy tales! Very enjoyable.

Very enjoyable. Highly recommend. Quick listening and a wonderful performance. Fun for the Halloween season.

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