The Grishaverse
The Grishaverse

Rule of Wolves is the second book in the King of Scars Duology by Leigh Bardugo, set in the Grishaverse and focused on the character Nikolai Lantsov.[1][2] It was released on March 30, 2021, by Imprint.[2]


The wolves are circling and a young king will face his greatest challenge in the explosive finale of the instant #1 New York Times-bestselling King of Scars Duology.

The Demon King. As Fjerda's massive army prepares to invade, Nikolai Lantsov will summon every bit of his ingenuity and charm—and even the monster within—to win this fight. But a dark threat looms that cannot be defeated by a young king's gift for the impossible.

The Stormwitch. Zoya Nazyalensky has lost too much to war. She saw her mentor die and her worst enemy resurrected, and she refuses to bury another friend. Now duty demands she embrace her powers to become the weapon her country needs. No matter the cost.

The Queen of Mourning. Deep undercover, Nina Zenik risks discovery and death as she wages war on Fjerda from inside its capital. But her desire for revenge may cost her country its chance at freedom and Nina the chance to heal her grieving heart.

King. General. Spy. Together they must find a way to forge a future in the darkness. Or watch a nation fall.[2]





  • The book is 160,000 words long, the same amount as Crooked Kingdom.[3]
  • Bardugo considers the book as the grand finale for the Grishaverse series.[2]


  1. Leigh Bardugo's Twitter - August 23, 2020
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 All the details on Leigh Bardugo's next book, the King of Scars sequel - Entertainment Weekly, August 22, 2020
  3. Leigh Bardugo's Twitter - August 23, 2020