Last time on The Grisha, Genya burned all of Alina’s letters to Mal! Oh, and we also learned about Genya’s abuse in the royal palace. Can Alina stop complaining about her problems already? Find out after the cut.
I’m taking a quick break from my recap of Shadow and Bone to cover Genya’s short story, “The Tailor.” Normally I don’t interrupt recaps like this, but “The Tailor” concerns that favor that Alina asked Genya back in the last chapter. Did Genya find a way to contact Mal? And how is Genya’s life in the royal palace?
You have the choice of following my recap below, or reading the story online here. Or you can do both!
CONTENT WARNING: Rape is mentioned. You’ve been warned.
Last time on Shadow and Bone, Alina went through an Epic Fail Montage and received a Plot Important Book from the Apparat. Will she ever figure out how to do magic? Find out after the cut.
Last time on Shadow and Bone, Alina struggled through her first full day of Grisha training. Will things get better? Find out after the cut.
Last time on Shadow and Bone, Genya gave Alina a tour of Grisha HQ and dropped her off at a suspicious hut for some Magical Aptitude Testing. How will Alina perform on the test? Find out after the cut.
Last time on Shadow and Bone, Alina demonstrated her Super Special Magical Power for the king of not!Russia, then got fitted for her new sorcerer’s uniform. Will she enjoy life as a magic-user? Find out after the cut.
Last time on Shadow and Bone, Alina got an Extreme Makeover prior to a Royal Audience. Will she look like a convincing Last Best Hope for not!Russia? Find out after the cut.