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Shadow and Bone

Written by Leigh Bardugo

Part of the Shadow and Bone Series

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Shadow and Bone Synopsis

See the Grishaverse come to life on screen with Shadow and Bone, now a Netflix original series.

Now with a stunning new cover and exclusive bonus material: The Demon in the Wood (a Darkling prequel story) and a Q&A with Leigh Bardugo.

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.

Shadow and Bone Press Reviews

Mesmerizing ... shiver-inducing, of the delicious variety. This is what fantasy is for -- Laini Taylor, author of DAUGHTERS OF SMOKE AND BONE - NEW YORK TIMES

A New York Times bestseller, it's like The Hunger Games meets Potter meets Twilight meets Lord Of The Rings meets Game Of Thrones; basically epic magical fantasy but completely for grown-ups. - STYLIST

When I closed the covers of this book, late at night, I drifted into a vivid dream bursting with midnight blue keftas and beautiful - but blinding - white light. Leigh Bardugo is a master storyteller, who draws you into her richly-imagined world and refuses to release you... even after you've turned the last page. Shadow and Bone has occupied my thoughts - day and night - ever since I began it - FEED ME BOOKS NOW

Shadow and Bone is YA fantasy exactly how I like it: deep, epic and full of action and adventure. I fell in love with the story when I was only a few chapters in, and the many twists and turns that followed kept me hooked right until the end. I'm really glad I read this book and I'm even more glad that I have the sequel sat waiting for me. I have no idea where Leigh Bardugo is going with her story, but I can't wait to find out. Read this if you're a fan of fantasy - you won't be disappointed! - WONDROUS READS

There is so much to love about this book... Leigh Bardugo knows her stuff. The pacing is superb, the climax is faultless, and the immaculate blend of fantasy, action and romance really did make this book 'unputdownable'. - REALM OF FICTION

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ISBN: 9781510108899
Publication date: 06/10/2020
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781510105249
Publication date: 26/06/2018
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781780622262
Publication date: 31/07/2014
Publisher: Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781510105249
Publication date: 26th June 2018
Author: Leigh Bardugo
Publisher: Orion Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 13+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance / Relationship Stories

About 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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