Ruin and Rising
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Ruin and Rising


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.

Title:Ruin and Rising
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:422 pages

    Ruin and Rising Reviews

  • Wendy Darling
    Feb 26, 2013

    They had an ordinary life, full of ordinary things--if love can ever be called that.<34.5 stars Oh, and Leigh Bardugo talked to me about the glorious, glorious food of the Grisha trilogy here during t...

  • Khanh (the meanie)
    Jul 12, 2014

    I AM SO PISSED. I AM SO PISSED.Please allow me the indulgence of using an extended metaphor to describe this series.The first book is the first stages of love. It's not true love, but infatuation. You...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 16, 2015

    That was an interesting conclusion to the trilogy. I can't say I'm super satisfied with how things came together, but it was still enjoyable! My main gripe with this series is it's lack of plot. I wan...

  • Aqsa
    Jul 20, 2013

    UPDATE:Okay so for those of you (like myself) who were disappointed with this ^ piece of disgusting garbage- GO READ THE"A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES" series by Sarah J. Maas. "A COURT OF MIST AND FURY...

  • Katerina
    Dec 08, 2014

    *5 β€œyou might make me a better man” stars* β€œI will strip away all that you know, all that you love, until you have no shelter but mine.” Agony. Pain. Tears. Heartbreak. Acceptance. This is t...

  • Ashley
    Jul 05, 2013

    Dear Malyen Ortsev:I hope The Darkling runs you over with his big, black, badass, (view spoiler)[ghost (hide spoiler)] carriage.It's been two years and I'm still bitter and salty and to put it politel...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jun 07, 2017

    This book was everything. πŸ’”πŸ–€πŸ’”πŸ–€πŸ’”πŸ–€ I'm so emotional right now *SOBS UNCONTROLLABLY* I'll try to review this tomorrow when I can see out of my puffy, blurry, traitorous eyes. 😭😭πŸ...

  • Andreea Pop
    Mar 14, 2013

    REVIEW:Actual rating: 3.5 StarsSo. I am conflicted. I initially gave Ruin And Rising 4 stars. After like half an hour of deliberating and second-guessing my rating, I switched it to 3 stars. If you'll...

  • Dorreh
    Oct 14, 2016

    I'm like a bubble of explosive happiness right now! That was incredibly perfect I can't really find the proper words!!!But I'll try to anyways..........."What two things are infinite? The universe and...

  • Brittney ~ Her Bookish Things
    Dec 12, 2015

    OOOOK....I know there are so many conflicting reviews on the ending to this amazing trilogy. I think my perspective is a bit different... for this reason: I literally could not choose how I wanted it ...