Saturday 10 October 2020

Book Review: The Lives of Saints by Leigh Bardugo (Fantasy/Short Stories)

Title: The Lives of Saints
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Orion
Publication Date: 7 October 2020
Fantasy / Short Stories
Source: Bought Copy

Dive into the epic world of international bestselling author Leigh Bardugo with this beautifully illustrated replica of The Lives of Saints, the Istorii Sankt'ya, featuring tales of saints drawn from the beloved novels and beyond. Out of the pages of the Shadow and Bone trilogy, from the hands of Alina Starkov to yours, the Istorii Sankt'ya is a magical keepsake from the Grishaverse.

These tales include miracles and martyrdoms from familiar saints like Sankta Lizabeta of the Roses and Sankt Ilya in Chains, to the strange and obscure stories of Sankta Ursula, Sankta Maradi, and the Starless Saint.

This beautiful collection includes stunning full-color illustrations of each story. 


The Lives of Saints is a beautifully presented collection of stories. These are fun tales, featuring the stories of Saints whose names we have previously come across in the other Grishaverse books, including nods to the newer Saints like Sankta Alina and the Starless Saint. If you are not already a reader of the Grishaverse books, this work is probably not for you, as I think you need the context of the rest of the stories to appreciate it. If, however, you are a Leigh Bardugo fan, this book will make a lovely addition to your collection and it more than earns its place in the expanding Grishaverse series.

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