Nadia reached out and nudged Mal’s hand. “At least consider the plan. And if it all goes wrong-“
"Alina gets a new bracelet," finished Zoya.
I scowled. “How about I slice you open and see how your bones fit?”
Zoya fluffed her hair. “I bet they’re just as gorgeous as the rest of me.”
I really adore this edit.
"you might make me a better man.”
"and you might make me a monster.”
“He leaned against the window, and the gilded frame came into sharp focus. “Do you think it would be any different with your tracker beside you? With that Lantsov pup?”
“Yes,” I said simply.
“Because you would be the strong one?”
“Because they’re better men than you.”
“You might make me a better man.”
“And you might make me a monster.”
I caught a glimpse of myself in a soldier’s shaving mirror that had been propped on the bedside table. I pulled my coat and shirt to the side, baring the wound at my shoulder. The puncture marks from the nichevo’ya stood out, puckered and black against my skin. The Darkling had said they would never heal completely
Like calls to like. I’d sensed it when the Hummingbird entered the Unsea, but I’d been too afraid to embrace it. This time, I didn’t fight. I let go of my fear, my guilt, my shame. There was darkness inside me. He had put it there, and I would no longer deny it. The volcra, the nichevo’ya, they were my monsters, all of them. And he was my monster too.
"My power is yours", I repeated. His arms tightened around me. "And yours is mine," I whispered against his lips.
"I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina," He said.
"You and I are going to change the world." - (Shadow and Bone, Leigh Bardugo)
The Grisha Trilogy Posters: Tim Borrmann as Nikolai Lantsov ‘The Privateer’
So I haven’t really had time to do much on my blog due to Orientation Week here at St. Andrews but, since I was going to the Art Society anyways, I got the opportunity to draw the Little Palace (one of my favorite settings). The building is based off of the Lakshmi Vilas Palace in India.