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Why Shadow and Bone was everything I expected and more

Shadow and Bone TV Series (2021) Season 1, 8 episodes, watched on Netflix Synopsis from Wikipedia Ravka, a fantasy kingdom based on the Tsarist  Russian Empire , is set in a war-torn world plagued by the Shadow Fold, a swath of permanent darkness separating East from West Ravka which is inhabited by carnivorous winged creatures known as Volcra. Orphan mapmaker Alina Starkov discovers that she is a Grisha (holds power to manipulate matter) who possesses the power to create light, which could be the key to setting her country free from the Fold. Alina joins an elite army of Grisha serving under General Kirigan, the Shadow Summoner. But as she struggles to hone her power, she finds that allies and enemies can be the same and that nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. There are dangerous forces at play, including a crew of charismatic criminals, and it will take more than magic to survive.  Watch it on Netflix 8/10 Oh, thank all the Gods! That's all I can say. Netf

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