Series: The Grisha #3
Publication Date: June 17, 2014
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
A Young Adult novel
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
T he capital has fallen.I was in the car on my way to a family party while reading the ending of Ruin and Rising and I had to wipe away some tears . . . I also blamed them on the air conditioning blowing in my face just to keep my family off my back. But I am pleased as to how the Grisha series ended, and I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Well, I would have . . . because I am head over heels for Nikolai, so that slightly sways my opinion of the ending, but I digress.
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.