The time it was about The Language of Thorns

Posted September 26, 2017 by Stacee in Blog Tours | 6 Comments

When I got the invite to be part of the “unconventional” blog tour for The Language of Thorns, I said yes before I even finished reading the email.  I mean, it’s Leigh + Fierce Reads, so I knew it would be something fun and amazing.

The Language of Thorns is all about fairy tales, folklore, and mythical creatures in the Grishaverse.  And to celebrate the release day of TLoT, today I will be sharing my favorite creatures from the movie Labyrinth.

Before we get to that, let’s check out the book!

Title: The Language of Thorns
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Pages: 224
Pub Date: September 26, 2017
Publisher: Imprint
Find it: Fierce Reads | Indiebound | B&N | Amazon | Target {SE} | Goodreads

Love speaks in flowers. Truth requires thorns.

Travel to 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, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

Perfect for new readers and dedicated fans, these tales will transport you to lands both familiar and strange—to a fully realized world of dangerous magic that millions have visited through the novels of the Grishaverse.

This collection of six stories includes three brand-new tales, all of them lavishly illustrated with art that changes with each turn of the page, culminating in six stunning full-spread illustrations as rich in detail as the stories themselves.

Sounds good, right?

And now, my favorites from Labyrinth:


Ludo is sweet and friendly. Don’t let his size make you think he’s a big, dumb animal because he’s not.  He can summon rocks by shouting and is probably the most loyal of all of the characters.   Oh, and he doesn’t actually have the door knocker in his mouth all the time, but I loved that scene and couldn’t resist.

Sir Didymus and Ambrosius

When I was younger, I thought Sir Didymus was a fox {now I’m not really sure what he is} with an eyepatch and Ambrosius is a sheepdog.  Together, they guard the troll bridge across the Bog of Eternal Stench. Sir Didymus is brave always ready to fight and Ambrosius would rather run away.  Together they are quite delightful and always made me laugh.

Jareth the Goblin King

Okay, so he’s not a “creature” per se, but I just can’t make a list of characters from this movie and not mention Jareth {or David Bowie}.  Jareth is moody and arrogant and wears a lot of sparkly clothing.  I was sort of obsessed with him when I first saw the movie.  And I still sing this song a lot…


Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, and The Language of Thorns— with more to come. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer, and the forthcoming Ninth House.

Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Los Angeles, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.

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Huge thanks to Fierce Reads for the invite and for always spoiling me rotten when it come to Leigh and happy release day to The Language of Thorns!

Who is your favorite character from Labyrinth? What is your favorite fairy tale?

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6 responses to “The time it was about The Language of Thorns

  1. I can’t wait for my next book haul so I can finally have Language of Thorns, I’ve been waiting for this, Leigh is queen. Also, I was obsessed with the Labyrinth as a kid I loved it so much and my sister hated it which made me love it even more.

    • Stacee

      Macmillan continues to top themselves when it comes to Leigh swag…I don’t know how they do it.
      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

    • Stacee

      I didn’t pre-order it either. I couldn’t decide if I wanted a signed copy from a tour stop or the Target edition because of the burgundy book…then I completely forgot and didn’t get one at all.

      Thanks for reading and commenting!!

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