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. This title has Common Core connections.
About the Author
Leigh Bardugo is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Shadow and Bone and Siege and Storm. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked in advertising, journalism, and most recently makeup and special effects. These days, she lives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing with her band.
Praise for Ruin and Rising:
"Triumphant . . If opener Shadow and Bone was a magical coming-of-age story and middle-volume Siege and Storm was a policial thriller, then this third book is an epic quest. . . Every time readers may think she's written herself into a corner, Bardugo pulls off a twist that, while surprising, will keep them turning pages furiously." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
Praise for Shadow and Bone:
A New York Times bestseller
A Publishers Weekly Flying Start
An Indie Next pick
ABA New Voices list
An LA Times summer reading pick
Amazon Best of the Month list (Teens & Adults)
“Mesmerizing. . . . Bardugo’s set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“This is one book series you want to get hooked on.” —Seventeen.com
“Shadow and Bone was unlike anything I’ve ever read. Alina is a clever, sympathetic character I will gladly follow into the next installment—which can’t come soon enough!” —Veronica Roth, New York Times bestselling author of Divergent
“This is just my kind of fantasy—rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance. The characters . . . are layered and complex. I’ll be thinking about it for a good long time.” —Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author
* “Fast-paced and unpredictable, this debut novel will be a hit with readers who love dark fantasy. . . . Bardugo creates a unique world complete with monsters, magic, danger, romance, corruption, and extravagance.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Filled with lush descriptions, intriguing magic, and plenty of twists, this memorable adventure offers action and intrigue mixed with an undercurrent of romance and danger.” —Publishers Weekly
“Bardugo weaves a captivating spell with lushly descriptive writing, engaging characters, and an exotic, vivid world. Readers will wait impatiently for the next installment.” —Booklist
“Readers will be rooting for this lonely, tough heroine as she navigates perils physical, magical, and emotional.” —BCCB
“A rich fantasy landscape, an inspired magical structure, and a gratifying emotional hook keep the pages whirring.” —The Horn Book
Praise for Siege and Storm:
“A heady blend of fantasy, romance, and adventure.” —Rick Riordan, author of the bestselling Percy Jackson series
“Completely engrossing.” —Romantic Times
“Scheming and action carry readers at a breathless pace . . . and will definitely leave them panting for the series’ conclusion.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Richly crafted . . . an engaging wish-fulfillment fantasy.” —The Horn Book
“[Readers will be] tapping their feet impatiently for the concluding volume.” —Booklist