Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Leigh Bardugo's "Ruin and Rising"

Because I live in fear of vague spoilers, my usual reviews are pretty sparse. 

This review will be even shorter, if you can imagine.

I read the first book in the trilogy, Shadow and Bone, in September of 2013, and I quickly followed it by reading Siege and Storm. After that, I was lucky enough to meet Leigh. And then I waited a really long time to read Ruin and Rising, and I was not at all disappointed.



From Goodreads

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 that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.

Okay. So all I'm going to say about this book is that I loved it. I thought it was an amazing ending to an amazing trilogy. And I'm not generally a fan of fantasy. If you haven't already started this series, I highly recommend you give it a try. 

Immediately.

Go on now!


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