Read for: Recently Added & Love the world
Synopsis: "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."
My Review: I have been waiting for this book for some time and now that I have it in my hands, it was so worth the wait. This book is so physically beautiful, gold embossing on the cover, textured end pages, gold detailing on all the edges of the pages and beautiful illustrations to accompany each story. I listened to the audio book while reading the physical copy and the audio version is great, it has multiple narrators so each of the stories is well defined in both audio and physical versions. The stories of each of the saints is honestly a bit gruesome but I would expect nothing less for the Grisha world. This is a beautiful book to add to the collection and I loved the added background it gives to the world and history.
My Rating: I really enjoyed this addition to the world and series, it is a great companion to Language of Thorns. The artwork was stunning, the audio book was great as well. I give it a rating of Four Paws!