My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Overall a thoroughly enjoyable read with beautiful writing, imagination and lessons.
So the background: Language of Thorns is a collection of short stories all based in the Grisha verse and ones which I can SOOOO imagine Nina or Wylan reading to their children while Jesper and Matthias look on into the fire.
All of them were really interesting and you can see the Easter eggs from our own fairy tales and Grimm tales but all had a that Grisha darkness.
Rated from least favourite to most favourite:
The Soldier Prince
The Witch of Duva
Ayama and the Thorn Wood
When Water Sang Fire
The Too Clever Fox
When Water Sang Fire & The Too Clever Fox I think tie first place because they both were just sooo good! When Water Sang Fire was amazing and beautiful and I knew when I was reading it it reminded me of Ursula and only when I read Bardugo’s acknowledgements did I know I was right. It was fascinating and the end of this book left me wanting more from the world.
A definite pick up for anyone hungry to know more about the Grisha world or for those just boarding on the boat – these are welcome and dark tales for all.