The series follows an orphan, Alina (Jessie Mei Li), as she discovers she is a sun summoner, the first of her kind, which allows her to potentially destroy “the fold,” a dangerous and monster-ridden area of darkness that split the made-up country of Ravka in half. This power makes her considered a “Grisha,” or a community of people who have magical powers.
With so many complicated storylines, the series can be complicated if you have not read the original trilogy. Everything comes together as the series goes on, leaving a compelling and complicated universe for viewers to explore.
The show does justice to the series complete justice, which s a combination of both the Shadow and Bone Trilogy and Six of Crows, an extension of the universe. The series combines both stories gracefully, making for a well-thought-out series.
There are 8 episodes in the season, each around 50 minutes long. The series came to Netflix on April 23, 2021, and has been #1 in the Netflix ranking since its release. The series is TV-14.