Alina Starkov doesn’t expect much from life. Orphaned by the Border Wars, all she’s ever been able to rely on is her best friend and fellow refugee, Mal. And lately not even that seems certain. Drafted into the army of their war-torn homeland, they’ve been sent on a dangerous mission into the... read more
“"What are you smiling at?" I whirled, peering into the gloom. The Darkling's voice seemed to float out of the shadows. He walked down to the stream, crouching on the bank to splash water on his face and through his dark hair. "Well?" "Myself," I admitted. "Are you that funny?" "I"m hilarious."”Darkling, Alina
“"Peasants love their Saints. They hunger for the miraculous. And yet they do not love the Grisha. Why do you think that is?... I think it is because the Grisha do not suffer the way the Saints suffer, the way people suffer... But you have suffered, haven't you, Alina Starkov? And I think...yes. I think you will suffer more."”The Apparat to Alina
“"The problem with wanting is that it makes us weak."”The Darkling to Alina
“Make me your villain”The darkling
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