Grisha

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 8,206 ratings

Shadow and Bone Publisher's Summary

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 her 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.

©2012 Leigh Bardugo (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Shadow and Bone

    • By: Leigh Bardugo
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,511
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,236
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3,240

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • disappointed

    • By Whovian on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Siege and Storm

    • By: Leigh Bardugo
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,244
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,083
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,076

    Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land, all while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. But she can't outrun her past or her destiny for long. The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling's game of forbidden magic....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Kinda of Falls For the Sophomore Curse

    • By Joki on 12-07-13

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 3

    • Ruin and Rising

    • By: Leigh Bardugo
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,163
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,985

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Weak "heroine"

    • By Adaja on 03-12-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Language of Thorns

    • Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
    • By: Leigh Bardugo
    • Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
    • Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 288
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 268
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 267

    Inspired by myth, fairy tale, and folklore, number one New York Times best-selling author Leigh Bardugo has crafted a deliciously atmospheric collection of short stories filled with betrayals, revenge, sacrifice, and love.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Sister Grimm

    • By kgage on 01-22-18

    Regular price: $19.95