‘Until I picked up Siege and Storm I’ll admit, I’d never read anything that was hard, terribly hard, to stop reading’Until I picked up Siege and Storm I’ll admit, I’d never read anything that was hard, terribly hard, to stop reading. It’s a long book and I usually get bored of those a quarter of the way through, but this story was enticing, exciting, and magnificent. It is centred round Alina, a Sun Summoner, a girl meant for power beyond imagining and consequences beyond comprehension. The trilogy is set in Ravka, a magical setting in Russia with magical beings named Grisha, armies, a palace, a destruction called the fold and a seemingly never dying enemy.Alina must defeat the Darkling and to do that she needs the Firebird, two amplifiers are not enough. However, along with a quest like this comes sacrifices and when Mal begins to feel the girl he loves is lost to a thirst for power, tension begins to rise in the Little Palace. Each chapter made me read the next; the characters were practically three dimensional with background, humour, emotion and faults and I never knew exactly what to expect.I loved how, unlike most heroines, Alina was …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books