Ruin and Rising
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... show more
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 stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
Publish date: 2014-07-06
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
Series: The Grisha (#3)
Spoiler warning! This is the third book in the Grisha trilogy and therefore NOT the place to start reading. This review will contain at least some minor spoilers for the previous books in the series, and who starts a trilogy with the third book anyway? Go read from the beginning, starting with Shado...
Ruin and Rising is the 3rd and final book in the Grisha trilogy. It's been a wonderful journey and I will dearly miss many of the characters in this series. I hated to see it end but I was very happy with how everything tied up. After Alina's showdown with the Darkling in Siege and Storm she is lef...
The final trilogy in the Grisha trilogy by Leigh Bardugo. Overall I feel a bit underwhelmed by the ending of one of my new favorite trilogy's. The overall ending was pretty perfect (my poor shipping heart) but listening to the audio book I was fairly bored for a good portion of this one. The dark...
I like how this series ended. It could have gone the usual way, with Alina saving the world and marrying the King, and she lived happily ever after as the most powerful Grisha in the world. But that was never realistic with the story that was being told, I think. The story from the beginning wa...
A lot of this series reminds me of Game of Thrones. Not that they’re all that similar, but that they both share the common trait of “if you thought something good was going to happen, you were wrong.” It’s also apparently a trend for the books to start with Alina being weak, rising to power, and fin...