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

  • Lauren DeStefano
    Jun 17, 2014

    Some people will tell you this book is good. This is a lie. This book is not good. One night, Good was sitting at home in his recliner, listening to Bach and having a nice cool chardonnay. The doorbel...

  • Wendy Darling
    Feb 10, 2015

    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 Grinch)
    Jul 19, 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...

  • Aqsa
    Jun 09, 2016

    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...

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    Oct 17, 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...

  • Katerina
    Oct 08, 2016

    *5 “you might make me a better man” stars* “I 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...

  • Andreea Pop
    Mar 07, 2015

    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...

  • Ashley
    Jul 07, 2016

    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...

  • Dorreh
    Oct 16, 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...

  • Andresa Sofia
    Jun 18, 2014

    Ok, now that I'm relaxed I will try a to write a better review because I wrote the previous one in a moment of anger.So, here I was. A girl that loved S&B and thought S&S was a little boring and offer...

About Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising). She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently, makeup and special effects. These days, she’s lives and writes in Hollywood where she can occasionally