Published in 2015, Six of Crows belongs to Leigh Bardugo’s Grishaverse, a series of young adult fantasy novels that includes the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and the King of Scars duology. These novels are set in a fantasy world in which certain people, called Grisha, are born with magical powers. Six of Crows follows the adventures of a gang of six thieves, led by the cunning Kaz Brekker, hired to pull off a daunting heist. Narrated from alternating points of view, the novel explores the weight of trauma, the perils of vengeance, and the hard work of redemption. The novel was a New York Times bestseller and was followed by a sequel, Crooked Kingdom, in 2016.