I’ll be honest… I’m pretty emotional right now. This has been in the works for a long while, but it didn’t seem real until I got to share it with you. And now I’m very blotchy.
â€” Leigh Bardugo (@LBardugo) January 10, 2019
Shadow and Bone is the first novel in the Grisha trilogy, followed by Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising. The YA series is centered on Alina Starkov, an orphaned teenage girl who lives in the Russia-like land of Ravka and who possesses the ability to summon light. She is trained by the Grisha, Ravka’s military elite, whose main objective is to destroy the Shadow Fold, a dark stripe of land that contains uncontrollable monsters.Six of Crows, part of a duology with the bookÂ Crooked Kingdom, is set in the same Grisha-verse as Shadow and Bone, though it tells an entirely different story and is set in the Amsterdam-esque city of Ketterdam. No word yet how the Netflix series will marry the two separate series, as they’re also set in different time frames, but Heisser has an impressive track record (he also wrote the screenplay for Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival) and a skill for adaptation, which puts Shadow and Bone high on our list of anticipated new series.
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