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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. Ruin and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

©2014 Leigh Bardugo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Adaja
  • Murfreesboro, TN, United States
  • 03-12-16

Weak "heroine"

A series about a selfish girl who continuously chooses the life of a boy over the fate of the world.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Frustrating Disappointment

I could get through it. So that's something. The characters are NOT believable at all!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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The narrators voice..

The narrators voice was so distracting her lisp?? Or just the way her voice ends a word. I couldn't handle it. I cringe through.. skipping ahead just to know the conclusion. It wasn't as prominent in the earlier books. The story was good but I was more just distracted.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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💩💩💩

This was so bad, I really didn't like it and story was handled so poorly.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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This story is not super special, but it's ok.

I feel like Sarah Maas writes very similarly, but I prefer her stories over these.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Better, worse

Better than the first book in the trilogy, not nearly as good as her second series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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I cried, so sating was Leigh Bardugo’s end to this epic series.

And she rises from the ashes, a woman, a hero, a saint! A wonderful conclusion to a series that has drawn us in and made us love each of them, desire the worst, face it all. I had tears in my eyes through the entire epilogue, so sating was Leigh Bardugo’s end to this epic series.

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I am ruination.

This series is amazing just read it.
I love it, it is truly spectacular. It is everything to me.


😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

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Amazing

This series kept me interested and had me wanting more. I love books that make me feel empathy with the characters and this series did exactly that.

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Epic!

Ruin and Rising is a beautiful and emotional ending to a fantastic trilogy. I absolutely loved this book and I could not put it down. I lost a lot of sleep over this one and I must say it was well worth the sleepless nights. Much like the previous two books this was a rich story with well-developed characters and plenty of plot twists and turns.

The final installment ties up many loose ends and comes to an absolutely satisfying conclusion. Although many were disappointed by the ending (mainly the love story) I thought the author did a wonderful job of pulling off a love quadrangle. There was never a “clear choice” for Alina and I believe the story came to a logical and satisfying ending.

I cared so much for these characters, including the villain; he was so cruel, calculating and absolutely evil but I still found him completely mesmerizing. Kudos to Bardugo’s brilliant writing!

I’m sad to let this story and these characters go, but I look forward to more from such a talented author.

5 HUGE stars!!

7 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-18

Worth it.

loved it. an amazing story told with an amazing voice bringing alive the characters from the page, making you cry and laugh.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-24-18

Loved it!!!

Thoroughly enjoyed it, so so so amazingly well thought out. The universe she has made in these books is a testament to how important world building is when creating such a fantastic story. All the little details and lore, gave the book life, in top of which complex charecters who weren't just one dimensional and showed change in more ways than one. and the over acrhing plot, I thought I had the book figured out as the author has deliberately lead me into repetitive narrative traps. Just turns out she played me like a fiddle and turned the whole thing on my head! was such a great read.

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  • Sharon
  • 07-18-16

Fantastic conclusion....

To a great trilogy.

The story twists & turns sometimes at such pace you have to concentrate to keep up! Desperate, exultant & beautiful - edge of your seat listening.

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  • R. Maines
  • 05-14-16

Blue skies coming your way

A satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. It was a fun ride.

Narration was good and understandable at x2 playback speed.

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  • Ayla
  • 01-06-18

Exceptional

One of the absolute best narrators for an already beautiful story. A story I will be reading again and again and again.

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  • Alison
  • 04-16-17

loved it

the narration is perfect and lifts the story to a whole new level. i love the language and story and the conclusion is wonderful