This fortnight we’re discussing Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. The first book in the Six of Crows duology and the fourth book in the Grishaverse series. We discussed a wide range of topics including slavery, sex work, and stereotypes of different cultures.

Content warning: In this episode we discuss sexual harassment, sex slavery, and childhood trauma/violence

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  • ChildHelp – Child Abuse – Call 1-800-422-4453 for assistance
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Episode 29: Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo – JK, It’s Magic · June 2, 2020 at 12:03 am

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