Darkness never dies.
Hunted across the True Sea, haunted by the lives she took on the Fold, Alina must try to make a life with Mal in an unfamiliar land. She finds starting new is not easy while keeping her identity as the Sun Summoner a secret. She can’t outrun her past or her destiny for long.
The Darkling has emerged from the Shadow Fold with a terrifying new power and a dangerous plan that will test the very boundaries of the natural world. With the help of a notorious privateer, Alina returns to the country she abandoned, determined to fight the forces gathering against Ravka. But as her power grows, Alina slips deeper into the Darkling’s game of forbidden magic, and farther away from Mal. Somehow, she will have to choose between her country, her power, and the love she always thought would guide her–or risk losing everything to the oncoming storm.
Nearly as perfect as the first, Siege and Storm was one of my tops books of 2013. I loved it, not quote as much as Shadow and Bone, but it was still absolutely phenomenal. It had marvelous characters, all of whole are like able, despite certain *coughDarkcough* traits… I mean, who doesn’t love him. It has beautiful descriptions that paint marvelous word pictures, keeping me captivated with the unique world the entire time.
I give Siege and Storm 5 out of 5 stars.