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Ruin and Rising

By Leigh Bardugo
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Publisher Description

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with the Netflix series, Shadow and Bone. Daring rogue Nikolai finally joins the fold in Season 2 -- covering explosive events of both Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising -- streaming now!

Enter the Grishaverse with Book Three of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.

As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power—but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.

A New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
This title has Common Core connections.

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars
Rule of Wolves

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic
The Lives of Saints
Demon in the Wood Graphic Novel

Praise for the Grishaverse

“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

2090 Reviews

Thumbs Up“I'm so glad this book went the way it did i was worried after siege and storm but this book was thrilling and exciting to read and I'm so happy with how everything ended except I do still wish nikolai was the main love interest 🤣❤️”
Characters change and growMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingTwistyUnpredictableDarkHeartbreaking
Thumbs Up“1.5 stars for Nikolai, and the other 0.5 for Zoya :). Best book in the trilogy for sure tho. I enjoyed the dialogues in which either Nikolai or Zoya were involved. The plot of this one was more engaging than the previous two. Other than that, Alina is so boring and annoying, and Mal was even more boring.”
Magical setting
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“I really enjoyed this book and certainly didn’t expect the ending! This book kept me entertained and was a satisfying ending to this trilogy.”
Believable charactersCharacters change and growMulti-layered charactersEasy to readFast-pacedUnpredictableMagical setting
Slightly Smiling Face“Okay…:) The third and the best book! I actually did enjoy this reading experience. Twisty and unpredictable 😋 And I LOVED how the background was revealed and explained - it was exciting! Very pleased with the ending! Cute <3. I have, however, had a problem throughout the whole series with understanding the characters. They were not explained and described enough for me. Overall, I give the trilogy 3/5 ⭐️”
TwistyUnpredictableCreative settingInconsistent
Beaming Face with Smiling Eyes“fuck the ordinary”
Believable charactersAction-packedAddictiveFast-pacedHeartbreakingMagical settingUnsatisfying ending

About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of the Ninth House series and the creator of the Grishaverse, which spans the Shadow and Bone trilogy (now a Netflix series), the Six of Crows duology, the King of Scars duology—and much more. Her short fiction has appeared in multiple anthologies, including The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy. She lives in Los Angeles and is an associate fellow of Pauli Murray College at Yale University.

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