From the Publisher
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been
torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable
darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its
fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee.
Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her
regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally
injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life-a power
that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free.
Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the
royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical
elite led by the mysterious Darkling.
Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness
looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina
will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of
About the Author
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and
graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and
costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other
life as a makeup artist. She can occasionally be heard singing with
her band, Captain Automatic.
About the Book
Orphaned by the Border Wars, Alina Starkov is taken from obscurity and her only friend, Mal, to become the protg of the mysterious Darkling, who trains her to join the magical elite in the belief that she is the Sun Summoner, who can destroy the monsters of the Fold.
Published: June 5, 2012
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0805094598
ISBN - 13: 9780805094596