Hey guys Casey here! today I have something really special on the blog. Dark Readers is apart of the Run and Rising blog tour in celebration of its release in the UK on the 17th of June ( Not long now)
Today I have an amazing poster designed by Irene Koh! AND probably the coolest giveaway ever! so lets get started!
One of the first sketches I saw Irene do was of Alina in her First Army cartographer's uniform, so this panel of the triptych is special to me for a lot of reasons. I love that the uniform feels so utilitarian down to the laces on her boots. We talked about whether or not it would be appropriate for Alina to carry a rifle since she doesn't use one in the story and she isn't infantry. But she definitely would have had to learn to use one when she did her training at Poliznaya and there would certainly be situations where she would have to be armed. I love the determination in her face and the slightly awkward way she grapples with the rifle. This is very much Alina at the start of Shadow and Bone—unsure of herself, but still possessing a core of strength that will guide her through the story. Also, note the sun symbol on the map! – Leigh Bardugo
Isn't the poster amazing??? Wouldn't you like to win it? well... YOU CAN! be in the chance of winning this amazing poster and ALL the books in the Grisha Series just enter below! competition ends 15th of June and UK ONLY.