The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo

The Gathering Dark

Written by Leigh Bardugo
Part of the The Grisha Series

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A gripping epic novel that includes romance, mystery, adventure and much more as orphan Alina enters the strange Shadow Fold that lies at the heart of the kingdom of Ravka. Alina’s closest companion has always been Mal but now, in the Shadow Fold, Alina meets the Darkling whose power threatens to overwhelm her. Now Alina must make some brave choices which will test her courage and integrity.


The Gathering Dark by Leigh Bardugo

The Shadow Fold, a swathe of impenetrable darkness, crawling with monsters that feast on human flesh, is slowly destroying the once-great nation of Ravka. Alina, a pale, lonely orphan, discovers a unique power that thrusts her into the lavish world of the kingdom's magical elite - the Grisha. Could she be the key to unravelling the dark fabric of the Shadow Fold and setting Ravka free? The Darkling, a creature of seductive charm and terrifying power, leader of the Grisha. If Alina is to fulfil her destiny, she must discover how to unlock her gift and face up to her dangerous attraction to him. But what of Mal, Alina's childhood best friend? As Alina contemplates her dazzling new future, why can't she ever quite forget him? Glorious. Epic. Irresistible. Romance.


'This book really hooked me, I read it for hours on end just letting the magical story come to life in my mind, it was incredible and I LOVED IT!... The Gathering Dark is a very unique book which will leave you wanting more... it is one of the best books I've ever read.' Read, Write and Read Some More

About the Author

Leigh Bardugo

Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles and graduated from Yale University. She indulges her fondness for glamour, ghouls and costuming in her other life as a makeup artist in Hollywood and can occasionally be heard singing with her band, Captain Automatic.

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320 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Publication date

17th May 2012




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