When I wrote Six of Crows, I wanted to step away from the “chosen one” narrative I’d followed in the Grisha Trilogy. I also didn’t want to write a “merry band of thieves.” The members of Kaz’s crew don’t have grand destinies. They aren’t secret kings or queens, and they aren’t looking to start a revolution. They’re just six kids who are tough enough and desperate enough to attempt what may well be a suicide mission.
So, in honor of the morally flexible and the downright despicable, I present my six favorite thugs, crooks, and hard cases.