Soldier. Summoner. Saint. Orphaned and expendable, Alina Starkov is a soldier who knows she may not survive her first trek across the Shadow Fold – a swath of unnatural darkness crawling with monsters. But when her regiment is attacked, Alina unleashes dormant magic not even she knew she possessed.
Now Alina will enter a lavish world of royalty and intrigue as she trains with the Grisha, her country’s magical military elite – and falls under the spell of their notorious leader, the Darkling. He believes Alina can summon a force capable of destroying the Shadow Fold and reuniting their war-ravaged country, but only if she can master her untamed gift.
As the threat to the kingdom mounts and Alina unlocks the secrets of her past, she will make a dangerous discovery that could threaten all she loves and the very future of a nation.
Welcome to Ravka . . . a world of science and superstition where nothing is what it seems.
I love this book. I’m on book 3 and I’m enjoying it greatly. This book is all about Alina joining the second army as the sun summoner, the strongest person in the world next to the Darkling. This book is about an amplifier that will make Alina even more powerful but what she doesn’t know is that the Darkling has a plan to take control of all of Ravka and the world. Beasts and legends come to life in this book of survival and race against time.
This book is good for people who like magical beings and unexpected events.