The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic is a collection of original folk tales for the Grisha universe by Leigh Bardugo. It contains three short stories previously published as ebooks, along with three new stories. Each page contains color illustrations by Sara Kipin.


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.


Stories include:



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