The Witch of Duva made me want to pull out Shadow and Bone to re-read–even though the two stories only have the world in common. I’d forgotten how much I adore this world and Leigh Bardugo’s storytelling.This was a fun little short story that requires no background knowledge of the Grisha world. It’s a decent introduction the world and writing style. Yet, at the same time, it provides a good bridge for people wanting to revisit Shadow and Bone before book two. (*points to self*)The Witch of Duva is a creepy, creepy story. Nothing is as you think. NOTHING! I was pleasantly surprised by the depth of this story. When stories are this short, it’s often difficult to tell a good, solid story, but Leigh Bardugo manages to make it look easy.The Witch of Duva was a free short story I read on Tor.com on January 29th, 2013 for the Why Buy the Cow? reading challenge.