Netflix has introduced a new fantasy world to viewers in the form of Shadow and Bone, adapted from Leigh Bardugo‘s trilogy of the same name and spin-off duology Six of Crows.

The series takes viewers to Ravka, a country divided in half by the Fold, a land of darkness with vicious creatures called the volcra, winged beasts that will attack anyone who tried to cross. Legend has it that a Grisha, someone with the ability to manipulate matter around them, will emerge one day with the power to destroy the Fold forever.

When mapmaker Alina Starkov (Jessie Mei Li) discovered that she was a Sun Summoner, everyone is now after her, including General Kirigan or the “Darkling” (Ben Barnes).

“Enemies are threatened by your mere existence,” Barnes says in the trailer.


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News of Alina’s powers reached across the ocean to Ketterdam, a place run by criminals. Crows gang Kaz Brekker (Freddy Carter), Inej (Amita Suman) and Jesper (Kit Young) are tasked with capturing the Sun Summoner.

Shadow and Bone premieres April 23 on Netflix.

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