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Ruin and Rising

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The Grishaverse will be coming to Netflix soon with Shadow and Bone, an original series!

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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Praise for the Grishaverse

"A master of fantasy." --The Huffington Post
"Utterly, extremely bewitching." --The Guardian
"The best magic universe since Harry Potter." --Bustle
"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
"This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien." ?RT Book Reviews
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
Crooked Kingdom

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 38mm | 499g
  • New York
  • English
  • 080509461X
  • 9780805094619
  • 15,725

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"The magic Bardugo invents will surprise and delight readers." --The Horn Book

"Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough to the conclusion that will generate much discussion." --Booklist

"Once again, Bardugo is a master at building an action-packed fantasy with extraordinary world-building and complex characters . . . Fans of the first two books will not be disappointed." --School Library Journal

"Triumphant . . If opener Shadow and Bone was a magical coming-of-age story and middle-volume Siege and Storm was a policial thriller, then this third book is an epic quest. . . Every time readers may think she's written herself into a corner, Bardugo pulls off a twist that, while surprising, will keep them turning pages furiously." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"Mesmerizing. . . . Bardugo's set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for." --The New York Times Book Review on Shadow and Bone

"This is one book series you want to get hooked on." --Seventeen.com on Shadow and Bone

"Shadow and Bone was unlike anything I've ever read. Alina is a clever, sympathetic character I will gladly follow into the next installment--which can't come soon enough!" --Veronica Roth, New York Times bestselling author of Divergent on Shadow and Bone

"This is just my kind of fantasy--rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance. The characters . . . are layered and complex. I'll be thinking about it for a good long time." --Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author on Shadow and Bone

"* Fast-paced and unpredictable, this debut novel will be a hit with readers who love dark fantasy. . . . Bardugo creates a unique world complete with monsters, magic, danger, romance, corruption, and extravagance." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Filled with lush descriptions, intriguing magic, and plenty of twists, this memorable adventure offers action and intrigue mixed with an undercurrent of romance and danger." --Publishers Weekly on Shadow and Bone

"Bardugo weaves a captivating spell with lushly descriptive writing, engaging characters, and an exotic, vivid world. Readers will wait impatiently for the next installment." --Booklist on Shadow and Bone

"Readers will be rooting for this lonely, tough heroine as she navigates perils physical, magical, and emotional." --BCCB on Shadow and Bone

"A rich fantasy landscape, an inspired magical structure, and a gratifying emotional hook keep the pages whirring." --The Horn Book on Shadow and Bone

"A heady blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure." --Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson series on Siege and Storm

"Completely engrossing." --Romantic Times on Siege and Storm

"Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace . . . and will definitely leave them panting for the series' conclusion." --Kirkus Reviews on Siege and Storm

"Richly crafted . . . an engaging wish-fulfillment fantasy." --The Horn Book on Siege and Storm

"[Readers will be] tapping their feet impatiently for the concluding volume." --Booklist on Siege and Storm
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About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of fantasy novels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over three million copies sold worldwide, her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology, The Language of Thorns, and King of Scars--with more to come. Her short stories can be found in multiple anthologies, including The Best of Tor.com and the Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer and the forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, and graduated from Yale University. These days she lives and writes in Los Angeles.

leighbardugo.com
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Rating details

113,945 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 42% (47,344)
4 37% (42,340)
3 16% (18,797)
2 4% (4,212)
1 1% (1,252)

Our customer reviews

Alina is on a quest to find the firebird to destroy the Fold and the Darkling once and for all. As the Sun Summoner, she has powers the Darkling has and is afraid to use it. Her quest gets her deeper and deeper into the Darkling's mind causing her to become more aware of him and his powers. In this epic conclusion, find out if Alina has what it takes to bring Ravka back from the Darkling's true clutches. I almost forgot most of the characters in this book so I had trouble remembering who was who. But with the recaptains posts I was brought up to date and remembering what happened came back. So thank you ladies for that post. There's a rare occurrence that happened to me in this book. I didn't care which boy Alina would end up with because in some form I liked them all. They were all so different and likable. Even the fact that some were more so evil than others, I still liked the Darkling. He has such a fascinating history and I would love nothing more than to read his back story. I felt some spark for all three of them and I just wanted her to pick them all. The feels were all felt in this one. And when I say feels, I meant tears. I teared in this one because of the raw emotion I felt reading it. Oh that scene.. Bless my heart, I had to take a moment to bask in my emotions. Ahhhh. And did I mention that Leigh brought all the punches and turns and twists? Yep she did, and brought you to the brink. She also ended it so beautifully. I don't think I'd change a thing about this book because it had perfect pacing, tone, plot and character development. Overall, you NEED to get on this trilogy if you haven't read it yet. A beautiful, heart breaking and wonderful ending, I will gladly re-read this series over and over again. Truly one of my favourite fantasy series' of all time.show more
by Giselle SM
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