Shadow And Bone
Shadow and Bone is a fantasy book series by Leigh Bardugo that was published in 2012. The series is set in a world called the Grisha Universe, which is loosely based on Tsarist Russia. The story follows a young girl named Alina Starkov, who discovers that she possesses a rare and powerful ability to manipulate light. She is whisked away to the royal court of Ravka, where she is trained to become a Grisha, a member of a magical elite. Along the way, she meets a charming rogue named Kaz Brekker and an enigmatic Captain named Mal Oretsev, both of whom become her allies. The series is full of magic, adventure, romance, and political intrigue as Alina navigates the complex and dangerous world of Ravka. The books in the series are Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, and Ruin and Rising.
Alina Starkov is the protagonist of the novel Shadow and Bone. She is a young girl who has spent her entire life feeling like she doesn't fit in. Alina is initially described as awkward and unremarkable, with mousy brown hair and unremarkable features. However, her life changes dramatically when she discovers that she has a powerful ability to summon and control light, making her a Grisha, and the only one of her kind. Alina is a determined, resourceful, and intelligent young woman who is willing to make sacrifices to protect the people she loves.
General Kirigan also known as the Darkling, is the primary antagonist of Shadow and Bone. He is a powerful Grisha, with the ability to summon and control shadows. He is dark and mysterious with black hair and eyes that gleam in the dark. General Kirigan is also charming and manipulative, using his powers to bend others to his will. He seems to have a deep connection to Alina because of her unique abilities and will stop at nothing to control and use her gifts for his own gain. The Darkling is a multi-dimensional character, with complex motivations and a tragic backstory that adds depth to his menacing presence.
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