The capital has fallen.
The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.
Now the nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army. [x]
EVERYTHING IS THIS BOOK AND EVERYTHING HURTS!
Like really. Apart from a short break to walk the dog and a few moments where I simply had to stare at the wall trying to grasp what the hell had just happened before continuing, I read the book straight through… I just couldn’t put it out of my hands.
“You want a love story too? There’s none to be had.”
I really don’t want to get into too many details – because I could talk about the entire plot and revelations and everything probably for hours – but make this rather short: Ruin and Rising is everything I hoped for and everything I didn’t want and in a weird way that makes it perfect. Hell, I even started liking Mal in here and I never expected that to happen?
Are we not all things?
Of course there have been things I wanted to happen which didn’t but the story itself makes sense and ends well and considering that we’ll get more books set in the same universe, anything else would have made writing them a lot more difficult (and I do want that books believe me)… still there is the part of me that mourns the fact that although we got an amazing ending to the trilogy, it didn’t take the step further – it’s like the speech of Galadriel in a way and just imagine if Alina had taken that route after both guys had been dead for good, just IMAGINE.
Now off to read the last fairy tale and then the long wait for Bardugo’s next book begins.
Verlag: Henry Holt and Co.