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The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (edição 2017)

por Leigh Bardugo (Autor)

Séries: Grishaverse Series, Grisha (short stories)

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"Travel to Grishnaverse, 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. Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love." --… (mais)
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Título:The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
Autores:Leigh Bardugo (Autor)
Informação:Imprint (2017), Edition: 1st Edition, 288 pages
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Beautifully illustrated (a great touch that the illustrations advanced with the story, culminating in a full page spread)and filled with tales reminiscent of the original Grimm's fairy tales (complex choices, endings that aren't necessarily happy), Bardugo's new work is maybe her best. You could say some of the tales are influenced by others (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), but the uniqueness of the tales allows the familiarity to be an asset rather than a crutch.

"Ayama and the Thorn Wood" - a little slow and predictable, but the fact that Amaya and her sister and their grandmother loved each other and looked out for themselves was nice. And I did appreciate that Amaya turned into a monster rather than the monster turning into a human, and that neither of them liked the cliched "happy" endings of the stories she told because of course they weren't true.

"The Too-Clever Fox" - I loved this one. The fox, as ugly as he was, accepted it and was willing to use anything possible to his advantage to survive, but he wasn't selfish. It didn't really make sense that he didn't immediately see Sofia as a threat rather than her brother, and the ending was a little gruesome, but satisfying.

"The Witch of Duva" - I read this one for free on Tor a while ago, so skipped it in reading this collection, but remember liking it. The simple but well-done twist, the forging of one's fate for oneself, the importance of seizing your own power, all are well-told.

"Little Knife" - maybe my least favorite. Very predictable it was obvious that the river was doing this for itself and not the Tidemaker (who's name I've already forgotten), and the noblewoman (who's name I've also forgotten!) isn't really much of a character; she's beautiful and that's it. I did appreciate that her goal wasn't to find love and a husband, and she viewed her beauty as a hindrance, and found peace in her solitude.

"The Soldier Prince" - OK. The main character was a little flat, but it made sense since he wasn't really a person and didn't yet have the capacity to understand feelings or desires. Clara was annoying however, Freidrich wasn't really anything, and I didn't quite understand the end.

"The Water Sang Fire" - my favorite. I've always had a weakness for villain origin stories, and this gave me a kind of "pre-Ursula" vibe. Ulla was a relateable character, ostracized but ambitious and willing to make sacrifices when she needed to. The betrayal she faced at the end was on one hand totally predictable and on the other surprisingly heartbreaking. ( )
  Elna_McIntosh | Sep 29, 2021 |
Spring 2021 (March);
Grishaverse Full Read April/March in preparation for Shadow & Bone TV Series

My third of the new books read for this quest, though that makes this one sound a little more than it is. This book is half made of the earlier smaller 'Shadow & Bones' short stories of [b:Little Knife|20818790|Little Knife (Grishaverse, #2.6)|Leigh Bardugo|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1402933942l/20818790._SX50_.jpg|40164691], [b:The Witch of Duva|13643163|The Witch of Duva (Grishaverse, #0.5)|Leigh Bardugo|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1336644891l/13643163._SX50_.jpg|19258458], and [b:The Too-Clever Fox|17790188|The Too-Clever Fox (Grishaverse, #2.5)|Leigh Bardugo|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1369846496l/17790188._SY75_.jpg|24881632], as well as three new Russian fairytale pieces from the lands around Ravka that all make big appearances in the Grishaverse books.

I really loved several of these. Important shoutouts. I love that the 'Nutrcracker' retelling involves the Nutcracker kissing both the brother and the sister, just as equally. I love the guest appearance of The Darkling in one of these, and what it expands for us on his family, and on another race that exists in this world, since that one is far less a retelling and more of a cross between 'The Little Mermaid' and another side story for The Darkling (and his mother's earlier choices), like [b:The Demon in the Wood|24641800|The Demon in the Wood (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #0.5)|Leigh Bardugo|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1445169126l/24641800._SX50_.jpg|44254534].

As a note, this book does not collect (and nowhere else is collected the S&B short pieces for [b:The Demon in the Wood|24641800|The Demon in the Wood (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #0.5)|Leigh Bardugo|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1445169126l/24641800._SX50_.jpg|44254534] & [b:The Tailor|17997353|The Tailor (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1.5)|Leigh Bardugo|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1369842991l/17997353._SX50_.jpg|25254362].) ( )
  wanderlustlover | Aug 21, 2021 |
I would give this book all the stars I can without even reading it just for existing. Because this book is just GORGEOUS!!!!! Every story starts off with a small image in the corner which wraps around the pages as a frame as the story goes on, ending in a beautiful illustration that sums up the tale. Hats off to the idea and the colors and the art and Sara Kipin for bringing it all to life so beautifully.

I am usually not a fan of short stories but I have grown up reading the Indian fairytales and when your favorite author writes fairytale retellings, you don’t ignore it. I was just happy staring at this book and wouldn’t have minded even if the stories weren’t great, but the writing surprised me. Because these are not your usual happy, morally superior, happily ever after type tales. They are dark and twisty and a little creepy but also more mature and realistic. They tell you that not everyone who looks like a monster, is one; adventures don’t just happen to pretty girls; sometimes, the stepmother is not the only evil one in the story; you need to be wise, not just clever; and the most important one – Princes don’t always save you.

I enjoyed all of them (except may be Soldier Prince which confused me a little) but my favorites were Amaya and the Thorn Wood and When Water sang Fire. The writing is just amazing as usual, the words are so lyrical and beautiful and I kept going back to reread some gems. I also enjoyed the setting of the stories in our favorite fictional universe. It’s magical as usual.

And the most important part – Look for a little cameo from one of our most favorite Grishaverse character ever!!!! Ohhhh I loved it ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ( )
  ksahitya1987 | Aug 20, 2021 |
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic - Bardugo
4 stars

I had the wrong impression of this book before I started it. I thought it was a collection of prequel or ‘between the books’ stories from Bardugo’s Grishaverse series. In fact, it is a collection of dark fairy tales set in the same universe. These stories do not involve any characters from the other books and could be read independently of the series. Some of the stories have recognizable elements from the Grimm brothers or Hans Christian Anderson. Several have a definite Russian or Polish flavor. They aren’t pretty stories. They have a dark atmosphere, not quite horror, but definitely gothic. As fairy tales, I felt they were too long winded. Bardugo seems to wallow in her detailed and frequently gory descriptions. However, every story ended with a surprising twist that alleviated any lingering boredom. ( )
  msjudy | May 30, 2021 |
This was actually my first foray into the Grishaverse. I got the ebook when it was on sale, and I loved it! And while the ebook contains the big illustrations at the end of each story, it doesn’t have all of the border designs, so of course I had to get the physical copy so I could enjoy all of that amazing art! I did a re-read after I finished the Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows books with a new appreciation and understanding of the world in which these stories are set, and I liked it just as much, if not more!

This is probably my favourite collection of fairy tale stories I’ve ever read! "Ayama and the Thorn Wood" and "When Water Sang Fire" are my favourites. ( )
  vvbooklady | May 4, 2021 |
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