zoya storm

my top 10 fav characters introduced in siege and storm

1. Nikolai Lantsov
2. Sturmhond
3. the second son of the Queen of Ravka
4. Korol Rezni
5. The Too-Clever Fox, as Alina calls him
6. Vasily’s little brother
7. The ‘bastard prince’
8. scourge of the true sea
9. the prince who masquerades as a privateer
10. the pirate king

If the Grisha trilogy was set in modern age then im pretty sure that the darkling would blast ‘You belong with me’ by taylor swift during his visiting sessions to alina in seige and storm. 


Who are you, and what are you playing at?”
Nikolai Lantsov, but please don’t make me recite all my titles again. It’s no fun for anybody, and the only important one is ‘prince’.”
“And what about Sturmhond?”
I’m also Sturmhond, commander of the Volkvolny, scourge of the True Sea.“


Grisha cannot create or animate matter. Inferni don’t “magically” create fire. They summon combustible gases like methane or hydrogen, but still need a flint to start a spark. Squallers can raise or lower air pressure to create storms, while Tidemakers use temperature and pressure to summon and control water.

sorry @lbardugo i can’t stop myself because the small science is one of my favorite magic systems ever

The Darkling is probably that kinda guy who says stuff like “Change is good. Change is necessary. Change is what will change us, shape us.” But in reality he would use the Cut on someone if his favourite coffee mug got misplaced or someone added a slightly less shade of black tshirt in his wardrobe. 


Mal found me there, head buried in my arms, coat covered in green needles. He offered me his hand, but I ignored it.
“I’m all right,” I said, though nothing could have been less true.
“It’s getting dark. You shouldn’t be out here alone.”
“I’m the Sun Summoner. It gets dark when I say it does.”


moodboard: nikolai lantsov
“i hope you weren’t looking to me to be the voice of reason. i keep to a strict diet of ill-advised enthusiasm and heartfelt regret.”

  • Alina Starkov: [almost gets crushed beneath feet by a soldier and calls him a fathead for jaywalking]
  • Alina Starkov: [calls the Darkling insane for believing she can destroy the shadow fold]
  • Alina Starkov: [beats Zoya's ego to the ground in Botkin's class]
  • Alina Starkov: [hits and kicks the prince of Ravka]
  • Alina Starkov: [tries to escape numerous times from the Darkling's grasp that enrages him]
  • Alina Starkov: [tries to escape from the Apparat and his Sun Summoning brainwashed cult]
  • Alina Starkov: [tells Baghra to fuck off with her old ass]
  • Alina Starkov: [almost kills the Darkling with merzost]