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Ruin and Rising

Written by: Leigh Bardugo
Narrated by: Lauren Fortgang
Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)
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The capital has fallen. The Darkling rules Ravka from his shadow throne.

Now the nation's fate rests with a broken Sun Summoner, a disgraced tracker, and the shattered remnants of a once-great magical army.

Deep in an ancient network of tunnels and caverns, a weakened Alina must submit to the dubious protection of the Apparat and the zealots who worship her as a Saint. Yet her plans lie elsewhere, with the hunt for the elusive firebird and the hope that an outlaw prince still survives.

Alina will have to forge new alliances and put aside old rivalries as she and Mal race to find the last of Morozova's amplifiers. But as she begins to unravel the Darkling's secrets, she reveals a past that will forever alter her understanding of the bond they share and the power she wields. The firebird is the one thing that stands between Ravka and destruction - and claiming it could cost Alina the very future she’s fighting for. Ruin and Rising is the thrilling final installment in Leigh Bardugo's Grisha Trilogy.

©2014 Leigh Bardugo (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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  • Silenna5150
  • 2015-10-17

Frustrating Disappointment

I could get through it. So that's something. The characters are NOT believable at all!

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Adaja
  • 2016-03-12

Weak "heroine"

A series about a selfish girl who continuously chooses the life of a boy over the fate of the world.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Dre
  • 2015-10-04

💩💩💩

This was so bad, I really didn't like it and story was handled so poorly.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Illyrianya
  • 2017-07-31

Better, worse

Better than the first book in the trilogy, not nearly as good as her second series.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Brianna
  • 2018-05-30

The narrators voice..

The narrators voice was so distracting her lisp?? Or just the way her voice ends a word. I couldn't handle it. I cringe through.. skipping ahead just to know the conclusion. It wasn't as prominent in the earlier books. The story was good but I was more just distracted.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2017-07-07

This story is not super special, but it's ok.

I feel like Sarah Maas writes very similarly, but I prefer her stories over these.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Ashley Roberts
  • 2019-03-08

such a good series

this is the last book in the series and they are all fantastic! cant recommend this author enough!

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  • Marie
  • 2019-03-02

Yes!!!

I never review books but I have to tell everyone that this series was a notch above, total surprise, slam dunk hit! The author delved to emotional depths very few are able to touch and wrapped the story up so beautifully. You fall so in love with the characters, even after you want to hate them sometimes. It was an experience I’m grateful to have had.

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  • Kathleen Beherns
  • 2019-02-20

Great listen

Easily one of my favorite series with characters I could believe really existed. I would suggest this series to anyone.

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  • The Book Dragon
  • 2019-02-12

That ending!

I sat down to listen to this book and ended up finishing it in far less time than I usually would. In fact I listened to the entire trilogy in less time than I would take to listen to a single book.
The characters had me both loving and hating them and back again. And because of that they felt more real. It's a great series that I highly recommend to everyone who loves fantasy.
The ending wasn't exactly what I had hoped for, but it was the ending I think this trilogy needed and the one that made the most sense. (What I wanted would not have made sense for the world or characters.)
I loved how the author made the bad guy into a character that showed us how and why he thought of himself as the hero. I can't say more without spoiling things so I will leave this review as it is.