A New York Times Bestseller


Lushly designed and wonderfully rendered ... Bardugo doesn't twist familiar tales so much as rip them open. -- Booklist, starred review


Strong writing, compelling stories, and gorgeous illustrations make this collection a must-have. -- School Library Journal, starred review


Beautiful imagery conceived from precise, beautiful prose; beautiful cover image and interior illustrations that creep across each page toward a beautiful consummation; beautiful lands inhabited by beautiful hearts. -- VOYA, starred review


Elegantly crafted...stylishly intricate illustrations...all fans of the darker side of folktales and folktale-like stories will find the stories satisfyingly full of pain, danger, and vengeance. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review


Gorgeously otherworldly...Any lover of retellings or original fairy tales will enjoy. -- Kirkus Reviews


"Gorgeous, cruel and almost wistful windows onto the dreamscapes and hard lessons of [Bardugo's] alternate universe ... fairy tales with all the darkness intact." -- NPR Book Review

Those who seem innocent are shown to be guilty, one-dimensional characters become more complicated, and mothers who once were absent are given presence and power." -- Mashable


This new collection will intrigue, awe, frighten, and inspire both stalwart fans and new readers looking for a heady spoonful of fantasy." --Hypable


This nightmare-inducing collection is short but powerful, each tale as brilliant and absorbing as the one before... brilliant storytelling" -- Romantic Times


Marvelous tales, as full of twists and delights and strangeness as anything found in the Grimm Brothers. Leigh Bardugo is a master. --Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble


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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

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