endless-bookends:

“Fine,” he said with a weary shrug. “Make me your villain.”

endless-bookends:

“Fine,” he said with a weary shrug. “Make me your villain.”


Grisha Challenge

Corporalki


"I’ve been waiting for you a long time, Alina. You and I are going to change the world."


"So many men had tried to make her a queen. Now she understood that she was meant for something more. The Darkling had told her he was destined to rule. He had claimed his throne, and a part of her too. He was welcome to it. For the living and the dead, she would make herself a reckoning. She would rise.”


lbardugo:

Yes, it’s true! This is a thing and you can acquire it!

Long before he became the Darkling, he was just a boy with an extraordinary gift…

I am really, REALLY excited to share this with you. This is the Barnes & Noble Collector’s Edition of Ruin and Rising, complete with fancy gold cover and exclusive short story.

I’ve been wanting to tell part of the Darkling’s story for a very long time, so I hope that you’ll enjoy getting a glimpse into his past.

Here are some details and answers to the questions I’ve been getting:

  • The story is called “Demon in the Wood.”
  • It’s about 30 pages long, twice as long as “The Too-Clever Fox.”
  • It a story from the Darkling’s youth and Ravka’s early days.
  • It will not be available in the ebook edition. For now, my understanding is that this is a Barnes & Noble hardcover exclusive.

People have also asked about signed copies of Ruin and Rising. We will have opportunities to get signed copies of all the books in the series coming up, as well as some beautiful new art, AND a really amazing contest with independent book stores across the country that could bring me right to your front door. Or very close to your front door.

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I swear it will be more fun than that. Details soon!

posted 5 days ago via lbardugo with 208 notes

compelledbybooks:

Grisha Army Challenge 8 of 25 Favorite Ship

The Darkling and The Sun Summoner

"You cannot lie to me. Do you think I could have come to you again and again, if you had been less alone? You called to me, and I answered.

I’ve seen what you truly are and I’ve never turned away. I never will”

***

"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.”


you want a love story, too? there’s none to be had. - ruin and rising

posted 1 week ago via mabelrose with 167 notes

“And there’s nothing wrong with being a lizard either. Unless you were born to be a hawk.” 


She would rise.

Happy Birthday Leigh!

She would rise.

Happy Birthday Leigh!

posted 1 week ago with 39 notes

compelledbybooks:

Happy Birthday to one of the most fabulous authors ever, lbardugo!!! I adore you more than I adore your books. I hope you have an amazing day

compelledbybooks:

Happy Birthday to one of the most fabulous authors ever, lbardugo!!! I adore you more than I adore your books. I hope you have an amazing day