[FR] Coup de coeur – Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

A Ketterdam, une ville rythmée au commerce international, tout peut être acquis au bon prix, et personne ne le sait mieux que le criminel et prodige Kaz Brekker. Quand l’opportunité lui est offerte de réaliser un casse sans précédent, capable de le rendre riche au-delà de ses rêves les plus fous, il sait qu’il a besoin d’aide…

Un détenu assoiffé de vengeance.

Un tireur d’élite incapable de renoncer à un pari.

Un fugueur qui cache un passé de privilèges.

Une espionne connue sous le nom de Spectre.

Une Fondeuse usant de sa magie pour survivre à la pauvreté.

Un voleur spécialisé dans les évasions imprévisibles.

Six dangereux parias. Un casse impossible. L’équipe de Kaz est la seule chose qui pourrait s’élever entre le monde et sa destruction – si, bien sûr, ils ne s’entretuent pas avant.

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[ENG] Review – Six of Crows, Leigh Bardugo

Ketterdam: a bustling hub of international trade where anything can be had for the right price–and no one knows that better than criminal prodigy Kaz Brekker. Kaz is offered a chance at a deadly heist that could make him rich beyond his wildest dreams. But he can’t pull it off alone…

A convict with a thirst for revenge.

A sharpshooter who can’t walk away from a wager.

A runaway with a privileged past.

A spy known as the Wraith.

A Heartrender using her magic to survive the slums.

A thief with a gift for unlikely escapes.

Six dangerous outcasts. One impossible heist. Kaz’s crew is the only thing that might stand between the world and destruction―if they don’t kill each other first.

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Writing a synopsis or how to feel overwhelmed by your own words

I wasn’t sure I wanted to start this blog with one of the trickiest parts of being a writer. Just kidding! Synopsis are easy, right? Right? RIGHT? (I just need you to tell me it is. Make me believe it fellow writers. Anyone? Pretty… please.)

Synopsis is to the novel what the Ring is to Gollum. It’s precious. Mostly. Kind of. What? My dictionary defines synopsis as a brief text that conveys the narrative arc. Thank you, dictionary! So, it’s a summary? Yes… sort of. A cool way to make anyone read your book, like a back cover? Nope, nope, nope… not really. Keep digging, Nora!

This was my overall process when I tried to write the famous synopsis requested by agents and publishers.

Needless to say, I was confused by the things I found on the subject. A lot of articles, and sometimes conflicting ones. Writing a synopsis isn’t easy. So I compiled a list of advices I found useful while revising my text-soon-to-be-synopsis. Things I want to keep in mind. Things I’ll read again when I need to write Synopsis Dearest. Things I want to polish.

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