Book 77 of 100
Man, this series was sooooo good. This is the final installment of the Grisha trilogy, and it was amazing! I’ve heard some people say that they felt this one was a let down or anti-climactic and I could not disagree more. I thought it was the best one! I read it really fast (for me) and I just couldn’t put it down (I was sneaking pages at work). But now I’m sad because it’s over. Bardugo has a duology set in the same universe with different characters, Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom, that I will be checking out very soon! Hopefully that will satisfy my need for more Grisha books. If you like fantasy novels, then this series is a must read.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Summary 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.
Ruin and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo’s Grisha Trilogy.
The Huntress: Sea – Sarah Driver