Ruin and Rising - Leigh Bardugo

Ruin and Rising

By Leigh Bardugo

  • Release Date: 2014-06-17
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 871 Ratings


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

Enter the Grishaverse with Book Three of the Shadow and Bone Trilogy by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom.

Soldier. Summoner. Saint.The nation’s fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

The Darkling rules from his shadow throne while a weakened Alina Starkov recovers from their battle under the dubious protection of the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Now her hopes lie with the magic of a long-vanished ancient creature and the chance that an outlaw prince still survives.

As her allies and enemies race toward war, only Alina stands between her country and a rising tide of darkness that could destroy the world. To win this fight, she must seize a legend’s power—but claiming the firebird may be her ruin.

A New York Times Bestselling Series
A USA Today Bestseller
This title has Common Core connections.

Read all the books in the Grishaverse!

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy
(previously published as The Grisha Trilogy)
Shadow and Bone
Siege and Storm
Ruin and Rising

The Six of Crows Duology
Six of Crows
Crooked Kingdom

The King of Scars Duology
King of Scars

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic
The Severed Moon: A Year-Long Journal of Magic

Praise for the Grishaverse

“A master of fantasy.” —The Huffington Post
“Utterly, extremely bewitching.” —The Guardian
“This is what fantasy is for.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A] world that feels real enough to have its own passport stamp.” —NPR
“The darker it gets for the good guys, the better.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Sultry, sweeping and picturesque. . . . Impossible to put down.” —USA Today
“There’s a level of emotional and historical sophistication within Bardugo’s original epic fantasy that sets it apart.” —Vanity Fair
“Unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Veronica Roth, bestselling author of Divergent
“Bardugo crafts a first-rate adventure, a poignant romance, and an intriguing mystery!” —Rick Riordan, bestselling author of the Percy Jackson series


  • Loved this series so much! I didn’t want to put it down!

    By Inanotherlife2
    The fantasy world paired with real down to earth characters who struggled, fought, and loved really drew me in to the story. I loved the complexity of the characters and the unpredictable storyline.
  • No ma’am

    By SoccerGirl0
    Why? Loved this whole series and then the ending happened. Three whole books and that was how it ended... no, just no. No hate to Mal but when you have Nikolai as an option verse really anyone he’s the obvious choice. And (SPOILER) WHY DID ALINA HAVE TO LOSE HER POWERS??? I was more sad for Alina than Alina was for herself. Other than this disappointing ending I love this series.
  • Beautiful ending

    By 900126931
    I cried many times throughout the book and was very fulfilled in the end.
  • Ruination

    By acclaimedtragedy
  • Thank you!

    By Smack Jod
    This is book is just perfect...comedy, sadness, romance, adventure. Everything I love thank youuuu.
  • Amazing

    By Dragonfish1829
    It’s an amazing book I loved the ending .
  • Bittersweet for sure!!!

    By Analovestoread
    I love this series so much! I’m definitely happy I read it, but like really sad that I’m finished! I fell in love with most of the characters and the ending had me shedding a few tears.
  • okay ending

    By falawful
    dont like mal. alina could had a pirate king smh
  • Great series...

    By SomLed
    Overall series (the first two books especially) were awesome. The characters and the plot were both developed so well I had a hard time putting the book down. However the last book didn’t turn out as I wanted and expected. I was disappointed that it didn’t seem as well thought out and written as the rest of the book. I would still recommend it, and overall it was a great read and a thrilling ride.

    By Life's notes
    So here’s the dealio, I had finished of what is so far the shatter me series and have been in a mourning period for the my wait until the next book for that series. Then I search on websites books similar to the shatter me series. And this series isn’t really like the shatter me series, BUT IT IS GOOD. no... IT IS AMAZING. I read it in 2 days (obsessed). I made me cry and want MORE. Just the characters are so well thought out and amazing.