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Shadow and Bone

Book 1, The Grisha Trilogy

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Description

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.

Publishers Weekly Review

Apr 30, 2012 – In a strong debut, Bardugo draws inspiration from Russian and Slavic myth and culture to kick off her Grisha trilogy. In the nation of Ravka, Alina Starkov is a junior cartographer’s assistant in the army, while her best friend Mal is an expert tracker. When a perilous mission into the magically created Shadow Fold goes wrong, Mal is gravely wounded and Alina manifests the rare ability to summon light. Immediately recruited into the order of the magic-using Grisha, Alina is taken under the wing of its intimidating and powerful leader, the Darkling, and heralded as the potential destroyer of the Shadow Fold. As she navigates Grisha politics and uncovers well-hidden secrets, she realizes that the fate of the nation rests on her shoulders and she may be in grave danger. Filled with lush descriptions, intriguing magic, and plenty of twists, this memorable adventure offers action and intrigue mixed with an undercurrent of romance and danger. Alina’s angst and passivity are a bit of a letdown, but Bardugo’s storytelling and world-building more than compensate. Ages 12–up.

Customer Reviews

One of my fav books of 2012!

I loved Shadow and Bone so much. The characters are fantastic (especially Mal. I was in love by the end of chapter one!) and Bardugo's writing had me begging for more. I can't wait for the sequel!

Awesome

I cannot wait to read this book. The first five chapters available in the iBook store kept me on the edge of my seat and I can't wait to see what happens next. If only I did not have to wait til June :-(

Excellent!

This book is absolutely amazing- I could not put it down. Very upset I have to wait for the next book!

Shadow and Bone
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Jun 05, 2012
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
  • Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
  • Print Length: 368 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, The Grisha Trilogy
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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