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King of Scars
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
Nikolai Lantsov has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country's bloody civil war--and he intends to keep it that way. Now, as enemies gather at his weakened borders, the young king must find a way to refill Ravka's coffers, forge new alliances, and stop a rising threat to the once-great Grisha Army.Yet with every day a dark magic within him grows stronger, threatening to destroy all he has built. With the help of a young monk and a legendary Grisha Squaller, Nikolai will journey to the places in Ravka where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself. But some secrets aren't meant to stay buried--and some wounds aren't meant to heal.
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audrianaocrain
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OH. MY. GOD! What am I supposed to do with my life until the next book comes out??? What am I supposed to do without more Nikolai to read??? And that ending?! AHHHHHHH!!!!!! Leigh Bardugo is simply FANTASTIC! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

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Weisubei
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Ddzmini No funerals ⚰️ ... six of crows 😍😍😍📖😋 (edited) 4w
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tessavi
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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#Day1 #7Days7Covers #CoverLove

If you fancy playing along all you have to do is post a picture of a book cover you love with no explanation 📚 Feel free to tag any fellow littens that you think would enjoy playing along.

Haven't read this book yet, but love the cover! Thank you @TCLinrow for the tag!

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IhoardBOOKS
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My August reads, not as much as I‘d both planned and hoped but I still got some reading done and that‘s the important bit 😊. Of my reads in August I really liked King of Scars, Bellewether, The Grace Year, and Dead Voices.

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Shuga
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Really thought at first I‘m not going to like this book but I will have to say that it grew on me and I loved it. I can‘t wait to read the next book in this series soon. Leigh has a way of drawing the reader in & she doesn‘t let go until the last word is read. I loved the characters the action & the drama.

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Cadyly
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Just a few books from @bookoutlet chilling on the couch, wolf-whistling and giving come-hither looks to any reader who passes by.

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LibrarianRyan
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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This is what was inside my BN #bookhaul bag. Things I‘ve had my eye on but didn‘t want to pay full price.

Clwojick Ooooh! That‘s one pretty stack! 😍🤩😍 2mo
silentrequiem 😍😍😍 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Gorgeous looking spines! I‘m sure the covers are more tantalising! 😁💜 2mo
Erofan 😍😍😍😍😍 2mo
pythoness I adore Leigh Bardugo, and King of Scars was very good. (The content with Nina? To die for. 👌) 2mo
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Mommamanzi
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I may have been a little naughty today. Anyone else? #barnes&noblebookhaul

AmyG If I lived near a B & N I‘d be guilty, too. 2mo
JamieArc Was the discount just for BN members or for anyone? 2mo
Lovesbooks87 If I was a B & N member I would have been there today. But I plan on going this weekend! 2mo
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GloVerdino I wasn‘t feeling well after work today so I did my shopping online! 2mo
QuietlyLaura Me, too! ☺️👋 2mo
LibrarianRyan Ohhh yeah. 2mo
Gissy I think that first sell is for members, Am I correct? 2mo
Avanders I so wanted to 😪 2mo
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ravenlee
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#bookhaul part one from preview day at the BN blowout. Got the tote, too (be careful, first one I grabbed wasn‘t sewn fully). Some are for the kiddo, some are for us both.

LibrarianRyan Nice!! 2mo
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DCoates
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Nikolai regarding reading: "Each spine had been a doorway whispering, Come in, come in. Here is a land you've never seen before. Here is a place to hide when you're frightened, to play when you're bored, to rest when the world seems unkind."

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TheSpineView
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Thanks at @megabooks for doing this great #25Etsy giveaway. Congrats on your milestone!🥳🥳🥳

Megabooks You‘re welcome! Thanks for entering! 2mo
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booksandsympathy
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Happy National Book Lover's Day! Today, I set up our TBR shelf in the library/reading nook in our new apartment. I told my husband there's still room for more. 😂😜

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IhoardBOOKS
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“Eat, your highness.“
“Everything tastes like doom,“ he whispered.
“Then add salt.“
#kingofscars #leighbardugo #ya #youngadult
😂🤣

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"There had been a time when words had been the only place he could find solace. No book ever lost patience with him or told him to sit still. When his tutors had thrown up their hands in frustration, it was the library that had taught Nikolai military history, strategy, chemistry, astronomy. Each spine had been an open door away whispering, Come in, come in."
#leighbardugo #kingofscars #ya #youngadult

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Scash1114
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I really enjoyed this one! The ending was very twisty! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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BookishGamer87
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Oh my god. Leigh, why do you do these things to me?!

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TheSpineView
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So much has already been said about this book and I don't have anything new to add. I love the world building in this series and the characters are so good. Can't wait to read the next one! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

BooknerdsLife So good to finally see a positive review 😄❤️ I can‘t wait to read this soon! 3mo
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AshleyKorinE
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I love Leigh Bardugo. I was so happy to fall right back into the grishaverse and having Nina as a MC just filled all the holes in my heart. Nikolai is a war hero, trouble filled, love of a man I wanted to give a big hug to and let take a nap. Zoya is amazing and I need her happy ending. The main story here is that shock of an ending that I can‘t get over. I usually hate cliffs but I happily dived right off this one wanting more cause it‘s Bardugo!

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TheSpineView
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

📘 King of Scars and The Nobody People
📘 A Gentleman in Moscow
📚 Any book from The Black Dagger Brotherhood

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BooknerdsLife
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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#ColorMePretty : #Gold
Nothing is more Gold than this book on my #TBR shelf! And it also happens to be one of the prettiest. And you should see it without the jacket too! I'm just glad that Not all book covers are this gorgeous, otherwise I'll be broke! ...I mean more broke than now 😅
TBH I'm nervous about reading this one, hope it's as good as #SixOfCrows which I Love!

#Fantasy #Booknerd #bibliophile #bookworm #bookcover #coverlove #readerslife

Sweetkokoro This was a popular book for gold (I even used it) there must not be a lot of gold books out there haha. 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Sweetkokoro Hahaaa Yes 😄 I just liked a few posts of the same book 🤗💛 It‘s the first book that pop in my head, I don‘t have anything as gold as this one 🤣 and I guess since it‘s quite recent by a popular author too 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Sweetkokoro BTW I LOOOOVE your photos! They are so beautiful 😍 3mo
Sweetkokoro It‘s the only fully gold book I have haha, so it was also the first thing and only thing to pop into my head. Also thank you that means so much to me, I put a lot of work into my photos! Also I really love how this photo turned out, I love the wooden hand. 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Sweetkokoro Hahaaa same! 😂 The whole design is just so gorgeous! Awww you‘re welcome & thank you so much too 😘💖🙏🏼 3mo
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GypsyKat
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo
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Oh man! Today‘s #AudibleDailyDeal is so tempting! But I‘m planning on getting this in hardcover at some point anyway... hmmmm.... 😍

Shley9225 The hardcover is absolutely worth it. So pretty 3mo
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Sweetkokoro
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Day 7: #gold
The only gold book I own, I picked this one up on a whim without realizing it was YA (I don‘t usually buy YA as I don‘t usually like them enough to spend the money on them) and I still have yet to read it, but I have heard a lot of good things about this author so hopefully it will be money well spent.
#colormepretty

Lady_Tigana_20 I tried reading her Six of Crows because so many people gushed, but I just couldn‘t get into it. I may try again. This cover is pretty. I noticed it when I was last in B&N. 4mo
Sweetkokoro @lady_tigana_20 I currently have that series checked out from the library, since I was told it follows more male leads then the usual female leads for YA but I have yet to start it. It always takes me longer to start YA books since I‘m never fully impressed with them Haha. But I do agree I love this cover. 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Lady_Tigana_20 @Sweetkokoro It took me a few try to really get into Six of Crows too, so I went back and read the first book of her Grisha Trilogy and things did make more sense after reading about the fantasy world that it‘s based on. That said, Six of Crows is much better than her first series! 3mo
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Sweetkokoro @BooknerdsLife I didn‘t know her first Trilogy was connected to Six of Crows, are they super connected or is it just the world? 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Sweetkokoro It‘s just the same world but think Six of Crows happens way after the Trilogy. So it‘s not necessary to read the trilogy beforehand but it helped me to get a clearer picture 3mo
Sweetkokoro @booknerdslife ah okay, I understand now. Woo that settles my worry, I have Six of Crows from the library right now so I was starting to worry I needed to get 3 other books first haha 😅 3mo
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BookishGirl06
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#gold #colormepretty book on my tbr pile. Very shiny~

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This was OK, just a bit longer and more character driven than I expected, with Nikolai as MC I expected much more plot.

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smolgaysnowbazshipper

“How is it I smell like goose shit and cheap whiskey and you smell like you just ran through a meadow of wildflowers?“
- Nikolai Lantsov to Zoya Nazyalensky, King of Scars

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SamaraBear
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This part made me laugh out loud! Loving this crew!

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smolgaysnowbazshipper

“Matthias, your country can kiss my fat Grisha ass.“
- Nina Zenik, King of Scars

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QueenLittleLizard
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

And again...

“But she had survived by being honest with herself. And she had to acknowledge that there was another fear inside of her...”

- Zoya Nazyalensky,
Dragon,
King of Scars

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smolgaysnowbazshipper
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

“Trust me, Zoya. You may come to enjoy t.“
“That's what Tamar said about absinthe.“
“And?“
“It still tastes like sugar dipped in kerosene.“
- Zoya Nazyalensky and Nikolai Lantsov, King of Scars

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smolgaysnowbazshipper

I'm rereading King of Scars. I only made it 40 pages in before I started crying.

Shley9225 So understandable 4mo
BooknerdsLife 😱 4mo
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smolgaysnowbazshipper

“So after you skewer and roast me and I wrestle with my actual demons, what happens?“
- Nikolai Lantsov, King of Scars

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QueenLittleLizard
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

Here we go again with the Grishaverse.

“Does a king bow so easily to a man with no title?”

- Zoya Nazyalensky,
Dragon,
King of Scars

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QueenLittleLizard
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

Another daily dose of Grishaverse.

“Are you so ruthless, Zoya? He is an innocent man. His only crime was loving my mother.”
“No, his crime was bedding your mother.”

- Zoya Nazyalensky & Nikolai Lantsov,
Dragon & King of Ravka,
King of Scars

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smolgaysnowbazshipper
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

“Zoya of the lost city. Zoya of the garden. Zoya bleeding in the snow. You are strong enough to survive the fall.“
- Sankt Juris

QueenLittleLizard Copycat. 4mo
smolgaysnowbazshipper I thought I checked to make sure you hadn't posted this one. 4mo
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QueenLittleLizard
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

Daily dose of Grishaverse.

“Little red bird. Let me go.”

-Nina Zenik/Matthias Helvar,
Corpsewhich/criminal,
King of Scars

Gnora 😭 4mo
QueenLittleLizard @Gnora I know, right? 4mo
Shley9225 How dare you... make me feel these things again... my day was great until I saw this 😭😭😭 4mo
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KirstieE
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And that concludes my #grishaverse readathon 😢

I have no other words for this other than ‘THIS WAS INCREDIBLE‘. I loved exploring different characters and back stories, and it‘s Bardugo, of course I‘d love it 💖 Now to wait for the next book 😭

5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

BooknerdsLife 🥰Still have this in my TBR! Now I‘m super excited! 4mo
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QueenLittleLizard
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

Daily dose of Grishaverse.

“Stop punishing yourself for being someone with a heart.”
- Sankt Juris,
Dragon,
King of Scars

Shley9225 ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
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KirstieE
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I‘ve been to gym this morning and now to spend the rest of my day alternating between the grishaverse and binging handmaids tale 😇 #dayoff #metime

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Happy Tuesday Bookies! 📚 🤓
#QOTD : WHERE IS THE STRANGEST PLACE YOU'VE READ A BOOK?
Do I like the sun? Debatable hahaha
So I always try and look for the shaded spots outside if I can.
Also, can I just say what a sucker I am for an intricate inside cover.
❤️
#book #bookreview #bookworm #bookish #bibliophile #read #reading #reader #booklovers #ilovebooks #bookblogger #bookdragon #BookQuotes #readingislife #booksbooksbooks

Megabooks I can‘t think of any, which makes me feel terrible!! 4mo
ashesofabookdragon @Megabooks never!! Everyone reads differently!! If you have a set spot, that‘s awesome! 💜💜 4mo
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Happy Tuesday Bookies! 📚 🤓
#QOTD : WHERE IS THE STRANGEST PLACE YOU'VE READ A BOOK?
Do I like the sun? Debatable hahaha
So I always try and look for the shaded spots outside if I can.
Also, can I just say what a sucker I am for an intricate inside cover.
❤️
#book #bookreview #bookworm #bookish #bibliophile #read #reading #reader #booklovers #ilovebooks #bookblogger #bookdragon #BookQuotes #readingislife #booksbooksbooks

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QueenLittleLizard
King of Scars | Leigh Bardugo

I‘m literally re-reading this book over and over again, until the ending changes, or the next book comes out.

Shley9225 Understandable 😂😂😂 4mo
QueenLittleLizard Currently on either the 5th or 6th re-read. 4mo
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ElyssaReads
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Well I haven‘t posted for 5 months (#teachersoflitsy) but I‘ve read two books this weekend and am back in the swing of reading thanks to summer break(🙌). This was the last book I posted and I‘ve finally finished it tonight!

This was probably my favorite in the Grishaverse so far as I‘m more familiar with the world and terms. Not sure I loved the final surprise but I‘ll save final judgment for when I read the sequel.

Julsmarshall Glad to see you back! 4mo
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Lisaw13
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Saturday night plans 😉

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Jess_Franzino
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Sooo, this is a bit awkward, but “King of Scars” was my first “official” #grishaverse book, (not counting “The Language of Thorns”, since it didn‘t involve the characters). While I didn‘t have a problem figuring out the world & following the plot, I‘m kinda “meh” on reading “Shadow & Bone”, simply because I love Nikolai & Zoya as they are in this duology. Will be odd to backtrack. Either way, LOVED this book!

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Jess_Franzino
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While I love my fiancé, I must announce that Nikolai is officially my new Book Boyfriend. While you might say that we‘re “moving too fast”, seeing how I‘m only four chapters in, I believe that when you know, you know ???

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Jess_Franzino
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Why all Grishaverse books MUST be bought in hardcover 😍

Caroline2 Ohhh 😯 soooo pretttyyyyyy 😍 🤤 4mo
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KirstieE
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Oh .... I‘m so excited 🤩
I was gonna wait until the second book came out so I can read them back to back, but I have no self control 🙄😍 #grishaverse #readathon

rachelsbrittain It's so, so good! 4mo
Shley9225 Ohhhh the paperback is out already? 4mo
KirstieE @Shley9225 here in Australia everything is printed automatically paperback. Hard cover is like limited edition to us 😂😂 4mo
Shley9225 @KirstieE honestly that kind of sucks because that means no foil stamped hardbacks, but kind of rocks too because hardcovers are SO expensive 4mo
BooknerdsLife I‘m saving this one too!!! Don‘t how much longer I can wait tho 😆😂 4mo
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Eggbeater
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Look at the beautiful inside cover!

I am glad Leigh Bardugo is continuing on with the Grishaverse, there was definitely more of the story to be told. I pledge my undying loyalty to these characters. I am really looking forward to the sequel because this one had a great ending. I will say that the perspective would switch just as the storyline would get really good and it made me want to skip chapters.

JohannaRose Beautiful! I‘m looking forward to reading Six of Crows 5mo
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I'm in love

MrBook @AutumnRLS I‘m behind and to the right of you with a couple other Littens 😁👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻! Hope to see you today! 🤗 5mo
MrBook I think I‘m behind you. Definitely to the right of you, lol. 5mo
AutumnRLS @MrBook hello! I'm having the best time. You? 5mo
MrBook Oh yeah! Let‘s meet real quick afterward out in the hall? 😁🤗 5mo
AutumnRLS @MrBook sounds great! 5mo
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