Now Announcing The Lives of Saints & Shadow and Bone: The Collector’s Edition

June 30, 2020 | 8:30 PM

Now Announcing The Lives of Saints & Shadow and Bone: The Collector’s Edition

By Team Fierce Reads
Now Announcing The Lives of Saints & Shadow and Bone: The Collector’s Edition

Hey Grishaverse! We hope you’re sitting down because we have some SUPER EXCITING news to share with you!

There are two new additions coming to the Grishaverse on October 6th — The Lives of Saints, a beautifully packaged in-world guide to the saints of Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, AND a stunning collector’s edition of Shadow and Bone.

Here’s what Leigh has to say about it: I’m a habitual doomsayer, so if ten years ago, you’d told me we were going to end up here, I never would have believed you. In fact I'd have shushed you because I'm not about tempting fate. But, as soon as I wrote the Istorii Sankt’ya into Shadow and Bone, I started dreaming about getting to create a collection like this. Seeing it in Jessie’s hands as a prop in our Netflix adaptation? I never could have imagined it. I hope you’ll love this dark, strange collection of stories, some macabre and some hopeful (but also still macabre). And I’m thrilled to share our Shadow and Bone Collector’s Edition with you featuring new art, a new cover, and more—all of it put together with so much love and care by the awesome people at Imprint.

Also, it’s the last day of Pride, so I’m committing to donate 10% of my first week sales (including pre-orders) to the Trans Justice Funding Project. Imprint and Macmillan will match my donation up to $1,000.

But we need to know what they look like! What's inside??

The Lives of Saints is an illustrated replica of the Istorii Sankt’ya, featuring tales of saints drawn from the Grishaverse 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 One.

This beautiful collection includes stunning full-color illustrations of each saint by Dan Zollinger, an award-winning illustrator and painter based in North Carolina. Scroll down to get a sneak peek at a few GORGEOUS interior pieces from the book!

As superfans, we’re sure you already have all of the Shadow and Bone books (in multiple formats!), but now you can read from the beginning with this beautiful deluxe collector’s edition of the first novel in the worldwide-bestselling trilogy. This edition features brand-new artwork, a hardcover slipcase with exclusive design, a ribbon pull, and more.

And check out this STUNNING frontispiece artwork by Zoe Keller . . . can you even?!

Have you caught your breath? Are you done flailing yet? If not, we get it . . . have your moment because HOLY COW THIS IS A LOT OF GREAT NEWS.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! Hold onto those pre-order receipts, because we’ll be announcing our BIGGEST PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN EVER very soon!

Does all of this Grishaverse excitement have you desperate for news on the sequel to King of Scars? Well, you'll have it in your hands on March 30, 2021, and we'll have a title and cover reveal coming your way later this summer!

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