Shadow and Bone (Grisha Trilogy)
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But... show more
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life—a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart.
Publish date: 2012-06-05
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Among the Fantasy sub-genres, High Fantasy is my most favourite. Ironically, it is also a genre that I fear because it is so rare to find an HF book that would suck you to the point that you interchange reality with fantasy. To date, there are only 3 HF authors who could do that to me: JK Rowling,...
tHIS BOOK IS SO FUCKING AMAZING.THAT WASN'T SUPPOSED TO BE WRITTEN LIKE THAT.Anyway, this book. It led me one way then led me another aND IT'S JUST REALLY GOOD.IT DOESN'TNEED A REVIEW.JUST GO READ IT.TRUST ME ON THIS.Also I normally loath first person narratives, and even the ones I enjoy are iffy s...
A great read, Shadow And Bone is full with action and drama. There was also a huge twist that was a bit surprising. Alina is an ordinary mapmaker in the army. When she reveals that she has a special and strong power, she immediately gets sent to the Grisha, the king's special group. The Grisha are...