Six of Crows
Dregs Series, Book 1eBook - 2015
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a teen crime boss plots revenge on the officials who drove him underground
multcolib_erikab Feb 22, 2021
Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Criminal prodigy Kaz's crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction--if they don't kill each other first.
Librarianatasha Sep 03, 2020
The book was really interesting and fun. The plot had a good pace (not super rushed, but it also didn’t ramble on and on) and it was always very captivating and suspenseful. The characters were all complex and likable, with interesting backstories. The whole thing was very exciting and enjoyable.... Read More »
If you're not careful, it'll steal all your time." - The New York Times Book Review
multcolib_rossb May 31, 2016
All the reviews and raves are correct: this book really is that good. It reads like the best steampunk, street gang, heist movie that you've never seen. Two things you might want to know: It's pretty violent and intense (just the way I like my young adult books!) and it isn't a stand-alone novel ... Read More »
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"You wouldn't know a good time if it sidled up to you and stuck a lollipop in your mouth."
The shadow of something dark moved across Kaz's face. "If it were a trick, I'd promise you safety. I'd offer you happiness. I don't know if that exists in the Barrel, but you'll find none of it with me."
For some reason, those words had comforted her. Better terrible truths than kind lies.
“I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker. Or I will not have you at all"
"I will have you without armor, Kaz Brekker, or I will not have you at all."
When everyone knows you’re a monster, you needn’t waste time doing every monstrous thing.
It's not natural for women to fight. //
It's not natural for someone to be as stupid as he is tall, and yet there you stand.
Kaz leaned back. 'What's the easiest way to steal a man's wallet?'
'Knife to the throat?' asked Inej.
'Gun to the back?' said Jesper.
'Poison in his cup?' suggested Nina.
'You're all horrible,' said Matthias.
Geels looked at Kaz as if he was finally seeing him for the first time. The boy he’d been talking to had been cocky, reckless, easily amused, but not frightening—not really. Now the monster was here, dead-eyed and unafraid. Kaz Brekker was gone, and Dirtyhands had come to see the rough work done.
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Kerch is a land that worships gold and industry, and in this the slum rats of the Barrel are no different from the more supposedly more upstanding merchers of Ketterdam. Kaz Brekker has spent years building up the Dregs gang from nothing, creating the Crow Club, and laying a territorial claim to Fifth Harbour. With such a ruthless reputation, it is no surprise that a mercher might approach him with an unusual job, one that cannot be entrusted to just anyone. A Shu scientist has been captured by the Fjerdans, and is being held in the impregnable Ice Court. He holds the knowledge of a new drug, jurda parem, which can take Grisha power from miraculous to unimaginable, with terrible consequences, both for the Grisha, and for the world market. Kaz assembles a crew of his best pickpockets and thieves to travel to Fjerda during the Hringkalla festival, and attempt the impossible—breach the Ice Court, and extract Bo Yul-Bayur, before anyone else gets to him.
Kaz Brekker, the mysterious boy who brought the Dregs, one of Kerch's many gangs, up from the gutter, is tasked with an impossible challenge. Break into the most heavily guarded palace in the world and steal one of the most wanted men of the age.
Quickly he gathers a crew: a clever spy known as the Wrath; a sharp-tongued sharpshooter; a convict unwilling to betray his country; a Grisha who is using her powers to survive the slums; and a runaway who left behind luxury.
The gang must complete a mission akin to suicide or they will lose the prize and wind up dead. However, Kaz Brekker does not know the meaning of the word 'impossible'.
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