Just finished bin watching this series on NETFLIX and is one I highly recomend tp any one looking for a fantasy/sci-fi series with a good plot. If you are fan then you know what I am talking about. If you never heard about it then you in. for a treat. It is based on two series of books in the Grishaverse by Leigh Bardugo, the Shadow and Bone trilogy and the Six of Crows duology. But I can not tell you how they compare to the novels. Since I never read them. Honesly even if I did I would not bother comparing them unless they truly botched the story so bad that it called for it. My experience has been that no movie or series truly covers the books plots, sub plots and character developments. I guess thats why they tend to take liberties when doing them. I degress into a whole other subject for another discussion. Maybe on the boards someday.
Premise and plot from Wikipedia
The Grisha universe consists of the nations of Ravka, Fjerda, Shu Han, Kerch, Novyi Zem, and the Wandering Isle. Each adapts elements of language, culture and tradition from countries of the real world (drawn from different real time periods).Grisha are a people who have been described as “magic-users” but in their words, they are practitioners of “The Small Science” which reflects an individual gift each holds to manipulate matter at its smallest level, the “molecular level”.
Ravka is home to most of the Grisha as they are “usually discovered as children by traveling Grisha testers and brought to… [train in that nation’s] Second Army”.It is one of few places they can live safely, and, when training for the Second Army, they are divided into three orders:
Etherealki summon natural elements such as wind, water and fire;
Materialki control materials such as metal and glass; and,
Corporalki manipulate people’s bodies.
Ravka’s Second Army is led by General Kirigan, also known as the Darkling, who has spent his life searching for a Grisha who can summon light, the only person who could destroy the Shadow Fold (or “the Fold”)—a region of engulfing darkness created hundreds of years ago that divides Ravka in two, the east from the west. Since then, Ravka has been at war and is now on the brink of splitting in two as the west seeks independence.
Alina Starkov turns out to be such a Grisha, and word spreads that a Sun Summoner has been found. In the Kerch capital and trading city of Ketterdam, Kaz Brekker, leader of a gang called the Crows, is hired to kidnap her; Fjerdan witch hunters are sent to kill her; the people of Ravka venerate her as a Saint. Alina must come to terms with who she is and decide whom she can truly trust as she searches for the power that will allow her to destroy the Fold and save Ravka.
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