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.
"Shadow and Bone "is the first installment in Leigh Bardugo's
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Shadow & Bone
Tue, 12 May 2015 | Review by: Alta D
The change of title from the original:"The gathering dark" to the current title, in my opinion, has been a terrible one. The original cover art also far more enticing, than the new cover art.
The story, however, is captivating & delightful.
I have to say; had I not been snared by the original title (& cover art), I doubt I would ever have read the "Grisha" trilogy - simply because the current title (& cover art) would never have have enticed me to even pick it up.
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