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.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction—and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for.
 
Ruin and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

June 17, 2014  |  433 pages
(Read from Jun 23, 2017 to Jul 2, 2017)
Grade: 4/5    (switch to letter scale)
L/E Ratio: 50% Literature, 50% Entertainment
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Writing Quality:
Low High
Originality:
Low High

Addictiveness:
Low High
Movie Potential:
Low High

Re-readability:
Low High
Sequel Potential:
Low High
Comment:
In the conclusion of the trilogy, the world building is gorgeous but the magic doesn't always hold true and the author leaves certain elements vague so that she can pull a rabbit out of the hat when she needs to get out of a convoluted plot line. Still, an appropriately bittersweet ending for two beloved characters.  (+2 votes)