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    After realizing that her son will not and cannot be stopped until everything is shrouded in darkness, Baghra decides to leave the little palace and goes looking for the only one that could stop him. A sun summoner.

    Ever since she was adopted she has been training for what Baghra claims to be her destiny, to defeat the evil Darkling. But training and real life are very different. When she finally stands in the presence of her enemy, she realizes it won't be as easy to defeat him as she assumed as something inside her calls to him. Can she stop the Darkling, or will she be another piece on the board to fall under his control?

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    It's difficult to stick to your morals when you haven't experienced the world, seen power, or know what it's like to wield true strength. The pull of knowledge, strength, and acceptance is too much to fight against when it seems like every possible path leads Alina into his hands. She'll have to figure out how to retain any sense of herself in the face of the Darkling's plans for her.

    **Picks up near the end of book 1, but may contain bits of information up to Rule of Wolves.**

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    Alina Starkov is The Sun Summoner, a powerhouse for The Grisha, and yet, she's constantly coming up short against The Darkling's power. There's a simple solution in her mind..

     

    But it could cost her everything.

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    This is the story of Alina Starkov who did not grow up in an orphanage, tangled with a boy who meant more to her than she had yet to realise.

    This is the story of Lightheart, a girl who survived in the slums, who built herself with blood and tears to become, not a soldier, a summoner nor softly Saint, but a Queen.

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    Before:
    Alina Starkov knows what it is like to be hunted. She runs and runs until she can run no more, and when a violent attack costs her the man she loves, her grief carves a hole into the fabric of the world.

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    The Sol Koroleva rules from her throne in Os Alta, cutting down Grisha enemies without trial or mercy. Aleksander does not care how Ravka's eternal queen runs things so long as it keeps him and his mother, Baghra, safe. But when a Fjerdan raid threatens everything he holds dear, he can no longer stick to the shadows.

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    The presence of a Shadow Summoner shakes Ravka to the core. Aleksander is swiftly removed from his quiet life and thrust into Alina's orbit at the Little Palace. At first, Aleksander thinks Alina is a monster, and Alina is all too eager to believe Aleksander wants to steal her power for himself. As time goes on, lines blur. Alina's head says she should be wary of the man who can snuff out the light, but her heart says something else entirely...

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    ”I’ve heard rumours of a singularity,” said Kaz. “A Grisha who can manipulate the shadows.”

    “Saints..." Sturmhond’s face slackened. "I’ve heard rumours of a goat in Novyi Zem that sings opera if you feed it jurda.”

    Kaz drummed his fingers idly across the top of his cane. “Oh, I have it on good authority that this Grisha is very real. What’s more, I’ve heard he’s on your crew.”

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    Twenty-three-year-old Aleksander Morozova is the world's first Shadow Summoner and Prince Nikolai Lantsov's best shot at winning back the throne from Ravka's mad Sun Queen. When the Prince's resistance is forced to make a play on Bo Yul-Bayur to keep parem out of enemy hands, Aleksander finds himself embedded in the schemes of Kaz Brekker. Little do they realise that the Sun Queen's priorities may have already shifted.

    (Prompted by Darklina Week 2021 - Day 2: Role Reversal AU)

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    After losing her family and village to soldiers of Shu Han, Alina is brought to the little palace at a very young age . The shock of losing everything has left her unable to speak. How is she going to survive in a complete new world?

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    Alina Starkov felt like she had lost everything that day on the fold: her first love, killed by her own need for power. When she awakens in a room in the Grand Palace, she realizes her new life might be a bit more to deal with than she had expected. And then, there he was: not dead. The Darkling.
    All Alina knew was that she didn't want to be alone, and she had never asked to be queen.
     
    Post Ruin and Rising AU where Mal dies on the fold, Alina retains her powers, and the Darkling survives.

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    With few friends at the Little Palace, Alina must work to win the favour of her fellow grisha and their commander, who makes her feel light headed every time she sees him.
    After training in Os Alta for two years, the king grows tired of waiting and demands the Sun Summoner joins a western post near the Fjerdan border along with the rest of The Second Army to test her abilities.
    Something happens. Suddenly, Alina wants blood to run down the rivers and those who stand in her and The Darkling’s way will be blinded by her light and swallowed by his shadows.
    It won’t be pretty.

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    A combination of lust from her encounter with the Darkling, anger from her fight with Mal, and a more logical response to Baghra’s warnings send Alina down a much darker path.

    An increasingly dark Darklina fic with lots of Mal slander.

    ***spoilers in later chapters for people who have only watched the show/not read siege and storm on

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    Life is anything but simple for the two most powerful Grisha.

    And the sun too, casts its shadows.

    However will this war end?

    (AU from Ruin and Rising)

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    The moment Mal and the Darkling fall fighting into the sands of the Fold, Alina takes matters into her own hands.

    She falls after them.

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    Alina met Mal when she was 3 and he was 5 at an experimental faculty in Shu Han. Both their parents had sold them, and the cells they were put in were right next to each other. In this faculty, the Shu’s didn’t just experiment on Grisha, but used grisha blood to try to change people, kids, to make them stronger, more powerful than any Grisha ever known.

    But something went wrong, maybe it was the mix of multiple grisha blood or the added chemicals, no one will ever know. While the kids definitely got stronger more than humanly possible, the Shu hadn’t anticipated the outcome. Whatever they created, whatever they changed these kids into, was dangerous, more savage.

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    When Alina and Mal are looking for the Morozova stag, it’s not the Darkling who finds them. As a captive, Alina faces one side of the harsh reality of what being Grisha means.

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    Examining the story from the angle that the Darkling can be redeemed; takes elements from the show and the books. Inspired by Alina saying in the show that they could have had all of it if he hadn't put the collar on her, so in this he doesn't. Eventual smut, not a slowburn but won't happen right away.

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    In which Alina doesn't set the maps on fire and doesn't board on the skiff. Mal doesn't survive the Volcra and Alina is left all alone!

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    Alina Starkov had a bright future ahead of her. After graduating with summa cum laude distinction, it didn’t take long for her to land her dream job. Not long after she even started a steady relationship with her childhood friend. Everything was perfect, that is until she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and everything came tumbling down.

    Aleksander Morosova was old, older than he’d liked to admit. Life barely brought any amusement to him, until he laid eyes on her.

    “If there was a way to cure your cancer, would you take it?” He asked, his voice barely a whisper, silver eyes boring into her.

    She fought back a snort, despite the tense air. There was no cure, she knew that. But she might as well indulge him in his fantasies.

    “In a heartbeat.”

    That’s when her fate was sealed.

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    Hiding in the middle of nowhere Mal is coming to terms what happened and what has to come next. Alina joined Darkling, he is an amplifier and everything is falling apart. Zoya, who is leading the resistance, has only one advice for him: run.

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    Alina Starkov doesn’t trust people. It’s one of her rules, and by far the most important one; don’t trust anyone, especially not about what you can do. It’s a good thing that she likes being alone, it’s something that comes naturally to her. She has grown up knowing about her powers and nurturing them until they become exceptional, and she’s done it all on her own. She has no desires of being anyone’s saviour and maybe that makes her a not very good person since she is, theoretically, the only one capable of destroying the Fold. But she doesn’t really care. Things have been a certain way for a very long time, and if people don’t know about her, they will continue that way without a problem. Which is what she wants.
    But destiny has a way of not caring about what Alina Starkov wants.

     

    Since the beginning of time, darkness thrives in the void but always yields to purifying light.

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    Her nostrils flare briefly, but that’s the only thing that gives her away. “Do you think of me as a monster, now?” Alina asks low.

    His eyebrows lift to his forehead. “Do you think me to be one?”

     

    The Shadow Summoner was only a speculation, an ancient myth not many believed in. But Alina knew that one day, her balance shall find her, and together they will rule the world.

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