The capital has fallen.
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.
Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.
Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova’s amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling’s secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for. Goodreads.
About the book:
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Book length: 422 pages
Published: June 17, 2014
Series: The Grisha #3
Genre: Fantasy, YA, Fiction, Romance, Dark Fantasy
Rating: 5 out of 5 quills
Started reading: April 14
Finished reading: April 17
““I’ve been busy. I might have some surprises in store for the Darkling yet.”
“Please tell me you plan to dress up as a volcra and jump out of a cake.”
“Well, now you’ve ruined the surprise.””
What did I think about the book?
Could I love this series even more? Yes, I can!! Ruin and Rising proves is to me. This series is now on my all-time-favourites list!! Like I want to have all editions favourites… Like Harry Potter favourite =] Leigh, you’re amazing!!
Like I said in my review of Siege and Storm, this review is my excitement, not professional opinion. I will do a series review on the writing, story, characters and such, but it’s too long ago for me to review it properly right now hahahaha… So this will be spoiler free of course =]
This book was the perfect ending to this trilogy [and the short stories]… I just gotta say some things about it….
THAT PLOT TWIST!!!!!
THAT WORLD BUILDING, CHARACTER BUILDING, THOSE EVENTS HAPPENING IN THIS BOOK….
I’M RANTING SPOILER FREE, I KNOW, BUT THIS IS HOW I FEEL RIGHT NOW…
I will re-read this series a lot, like Harry Potter a lot, which I normally read like every year [haven’t come to it this year, don’t know if I’m going to make it, have The Cursed Child to read and the screenplay of Fantastic Beasts in November]
Like I said, one of my all-time favourites!!
GO BUY THE BOOK AND READ IT [or borrow it if you can’t afford it right now]
AND LEIGH: COME VISIT THE NETHERLANDS, LOVE YOU!!!
In case you’ve missed these:
- Sunday Post #6. September 11
- #62 Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters.
- #61 Amber Smoke.
- #60 The Necromancer.
- #59 Little Knife.