Shadow and Bone
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: June 5th 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Pages no: 358
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, High Fantasy
, Young Adult Fantasy
I know as readers we all like people or dislike people for a reason, but I just don't get the love of the Darkling or why they would want Alina. I just don't see anything lovable about him, or why Alina should want to be with him. I know I might be the oddball but I love Mal and I love the relations...
There are more than enough reviews of this book already, so I'm not going to say much. Really for me is boils down to this: average book is average. Unextraordinary, plain, orphan girl discovers she is The Chosen One, and begins her journey to save the world. On the way she ends up in a magic school...
Ich bin vermutlich die letzte, die „Shadow and Bone“ von Leigh Bardugo liest. Der Trilogieauftakt erschien 2012 und löste einen verrückten Hype aus, dem ich mich nicht entziehen konnte. Ich kaufte das Buch 2014, lies es dann aber drei Jahre warten. Nicht, weil es mich nicht mehr interessierte, sonde...
Obviously, the person who consulted the author on the Russian words used as word-building staples either wasn't very knowledgeable in Russian or simply pulled a prank on her:-'Grisha' - is Russian shortened version for George or maybe Greg - 'Гриша' stands shortened for 'Григорий' ('Grigori'). What ...