Ruin and Rising
See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with the Netflix series, Shadow and Bone. Daring rogue Nikolai finally joins the fold in Season 2 -- covering explosive events of both Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising -- streaming now!
Enter the Grishaverse with Book Three of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.
Soldier. Summoner. Saint. The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.
As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power—but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.
A New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
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Read all the books in the Grishaverse!
The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising
The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars
Rule of Wolves
The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic
The Lives of Saints
Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel
Praise for the Grishaverse
“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
In the conclusion of Leigh Bardugo’s enthralling Grisha Trilogy, the powers of light and darkness face off for an epic showdown. Young Alina Starkov is the only one with the magical powers that could save her kingdom—or at least, she used to be. Now she’s lost both her powers and her confidence. But by banding together with a few remaining rebels and some questionable allies, Alina hopes she can create peace in the kingdom of Ravka once and for all. We love everything about Alina, especially her imperfections. The mistakes she makes and the difficulties she faces—including navigating her complicated feelings for her childhood friend Mal, the outlaw prince Nikolai, and the enticing evil lord known as the Darkling—make her personal journey feel just as important as the sweeping fantasy tale that surrounds her. If you’re hooked on the show Shadow and Bone, you’ll quickly get caught up in Alina’s storyline, but trust us: You’ll want to read all three books in this series!
GIVE IT A CHANCE
I absolutely love this series. But this book IS a little SLOW. It has its good parts but there’s a lot of Boring in it before it gets good. Give it a chance. It gets good. Around chapter 6 it picks up. Looking forward to reading the next few coming up.
The imagery within the writing is just amazing. The bond that they share seems insurmountable, but can still remind us of what we have felt like when in love. There is nothing ordinary about this book series. I’m glad I spent the money on it because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next.
A good read
A good read to the very last page.