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Enter the Grishaverse with Book Two of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Alina Starkov’s power has grown, but not without a price. She is the Sun Summoner―hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Shadow Fold. But she and Mal can’t outrun their enemies for long.

The Darkling is more determined than ever to claim Alina’s magic and use it to take the Ravkan throne. With nowhere else to turn, Alina enlists the help of an infamous privateer and sets out to lead the Grisha army.

But as the truth of Alina's destiny unfolds, she slips deeper into the Darkling’s deadly game of forbidden magic, and further away from her humanity. To save her country, Alina will have to choose between her power and the love she thought would always be her shelter. No victory can come without sacrifice―and only she can face the oncoming storm.

A New York Times Bestseller
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Praise for the Grishaverse

“A master of fantasy.” ― The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” ―The Guardian
“The best magic universe since Harry Potter.” ―Bustle
“This is what fantasy is for.” ―The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” ―NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” ―Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” ―USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” ―Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” ―Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” ―Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series
“This is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” ?RT Book Reviews

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic

Paperback, 496 pages
Published on June 17, 2014 by Square Fish
ISBN-10: 125004443X
ISBN-13: 9781250044433
3 Book Reviews
  • celia_berry13
    celia_berry13Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 2:35 pm55 stars
    Seige and Storm is an excellent book about Alina Starkov and her companion Mal Oretsev. This book is just incredible! I couldn't put it down! I suggest it to 6th grade and up due to mild death content and some scary creatures. You should definitely read this!
    • tangt
      tangtMonday, September 30, 2013 at 1:56 pm55 stars
      This book, in my opinion, was very amusing. I loved the heroine's personality and the way she viewed the world. Although she did almost fall to greed, she redeemed herself in the end. The book expresses morals over power. The ugly truth about humanity is that were are drawn to power, which leads to tyranny. This story does have a three sided romance. And the book surrounds the idea of darkness and death. Just keep in mind, in pitch black there is always light.
      • nancydrew963
        nancydrew963Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm55 stars
        shadow and bone, the first book in the Grisha trilogy, is my new official favorite book. it's so amazing and good, vivid with detail and romance twirled in. it has everything a good book should have: romance, adventure, fantasy, and good writing! after i read shadow and bone and i heard there was another book after it, i literally fainted. this series is the best book series you will ever read. i definitely recommend this book to ANYONE, but it doesn't compare to shadow and bone (which is before siege and storm) The last book of this series, sadly, isn't coming out until 2014. there is rumor of a movie adaptation of shadow and bone though, coming out in 2015. after i read the first book in the Grisha trilogy, i encouraged all of my friends to read it and they fell in love with it the way i did! DEFINITELY A MUST-READ!