Series: Shadow and Bone Book 1
Length: 358 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 21 minutes
First Published: 2012
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.
Quotes from Shadow and Bone
The problem with wanting is that it makes us weak.
And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.
I missed you every hour. And you know what the worst part was? It caught me completely by surprise.
TV Trailer for Shadow and Bone (2021)
About Leigh Bardugo
Leigh Bardugo is the bestselling author of fantasy novels. Her novels set in the mythical Grishaverse include King of Scars, the Shadow and Bone trilogy, the Six of Crows duology, and The Language of Thorns. Bardugo’s first adult novel, Ninth House, was published in 2019. She was born in Jerusalem, grew up in Southern California, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Visit the author’s website →