Those of you, who have read my review on Six of Crows, already know that I absolutely loved it! I thought it was a brilliant and captivating read, with amazing characters, a fascinating plot and the perfect blend of fantasy, action, humour and romance. Leigh Bardugo’s writing was flawless and I couldn’t help but write down several lines and dialogues I came across in the book while reading it that were just too good to ignore. I was initially going to include those quotes in my review, but they turned out to be a lot more than I expected and I decided to make a separate post about them. So here they are!
“Kaz Brekker didn’t need a reason. Those were the words whispered on the streets of Ketterdam, in the taverns and coffehouses, in the dark and bleeding alleys of the pleasure district known as the Barrel. The boy they called Dirtyhands didn’t need a reason any more than he needed permission – to break a leg, sever an alliance, or change a man’s fortunes with the turn of a card.
Of course they were wrong, Inej considered as she crossed the bridge over the black waters of the Beurscanal to the deserted main square that fronted the Exchange. Every act of violence was deliberate, and every favour came with enough strings attached to stage a puppet show. Kaz always had his reasons. Inej could just never be sure they were good ones. Especially tonight.” (page 16)
“Who’d deny a poor cripple his cane?”
“If the cripple is you, then any man with sense.” (page 19)
“No mourners. No funerals. Among them it passed for ‘good luck.” (page 21)
“I’m a business man. No more, no less.”
“You’re a thief, Kaz.”
“Isn’t that what I just said?” (page 25)
“Let’s say my currency pays more sway.”
“Money is money.”
“I trade in information, Geels, the things men do when they think no one is looking. Shame holds more value than coin ever can.” (page 31)
“Always one step ahead, aren’t you?”
“Geels, when it comes to you, I’d say I have a running start.” (page 32)
“Geels looked at Kaz as if he was finally seeing him for the first time. The boy he’d been talking to had been cocky, reckless, easily amused, but not frightening – not really. Now the monster was here, dead-eyed and unafraid. Kaz Brekker was gone, and Dirtyhands had come to see the rough work done.” (page 34)