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Shadow and Bone

Shadow and Bone

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy (Volume 1)

Leigh Bardugo

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

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.

A New York Times Bestseller
A Los Angeles Times Bestseller
An Indie Next List Book
This title has Common Core connections.

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

South Carolina Children's Book Award ML, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice A. ML, ABC New Voices Title, South Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Romantic Times Book Award, Oklahoma Sequoyah YA Book Award ML, Indiana Eliot Rosewater Indiana High School Book Award, IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Award Master List, Missouri Truman Readers Award Master List, Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Utah Beehive Book Award Master List, MO MASL’s Readers Awards - MASTER LIST, IL Abraham Lincoln High School Book Master, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, North Carolina Young Adult Book Award, TN Volunteer State Book Award Primary ML, Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award ML

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Shadow and Bone

CHAPTER I
STANDING ON THE EDGE of a crowded road, I looked down onto the rolling fields and abandoned of farms of the Tula Valley and got my first glimpse of the Shadow Fold. My regiment was two weeks'...

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Praise for Shadow and Bone

A New York Times Bestseller

“Set in a fascinating, unique world rich with detail, Shadow and Bone was unlike anything I've ever read.” —Veronica Roth, New York Times bestselling author of Divergent

"Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery all in one book!" —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series

“Rich, satisfying, and gorgeous, laced with heart-pounding action and pitch-perfect romance.” —Cinda Williams Chima, bestselling author of the Seven Realms series and the Heir series

Mesmerizing. . . . Bardugo's set up is shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for.” —New York Times Book Review

“The top fantasy book to read this year.” —The Huffington Post

"The darker it gets for the good guys, the better." —Entertainment Weekly

Romantic and magical . . . Plenty of plot twists and betrayals kept us enjoying this richly crafted adventure until the very last page. (P.S. A do-not-miss for fans of Graceling.)”—Justine magazine

“Fast-paced and unpredictable, this debut novel will be a hit with readers who love dark fantasy.” —School Library Journal, starred review

“This gripping debut novel, with a touch of magic and romance . . . will keep readers burning the midnight oil.” —Shelf Awareness

"Danger and duplicity abound . . . in this lavish portrayal of a country reminiscent of Imperial Russia." —VOYA

“A rich fantasy landscape, an inspired magical structure, and a gratifying emotional hook keep the pages whirring by until a final twist upends assumptions and lands us smack in the middle of a harrowing climax. ” —Horn Book Magazine

“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

“The plotting is powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“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

“A well-drawn world, full of deceit and mythology, populated by entirely believable characters. Full of truly surprising twists and turns, beautiful imagery and a protagonist it's impossible not to root for, this is a great choice for teenage fans of George R.R. Martin and J.R.R. Tolkien.” —RT Book Reviews

“This is one book series you want to get hooked on.” —Seventeen.com

In the Press

A heroine's ability to summon light is just what her world sorely needs. - The New York Times

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About the author

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo is a #1 New York Times–bestselling author of fantasynovels and the creator of the Grishaverse. With over one million copies sold,her Grishaverse spans the Shadow and Bone Trilogy, the Six of Crows Duology,and TheLanguage of Thorns—with more to come. Her short stories can befound in multiple anthologies, including Some of the Best from Tor.com and The Best American ScienceFiction & Fantasy. Her other works include Wonder Woman: Warbringer andthe forthcoming Ninth House. Leigh was born in Jerusalem,grew up in Los Angeles, graduated from Yale University, and has worked inadvertising, journalism, and even makeup and special effects. These days, shelives and writes in Hollywood, where she can occasionally be heard singing withher band.

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