Shadow Summoners are Grisha of the Etherealki Order. They have the ability to gather and manipulate darkness. The Darkling and his mother, Baghra, were the only known Shadow Summoners.



The Demon in the WoodEdit

As a boy, the Darkling lived in a Grisha camp with his mother. He demonstrates his power to Annika, a young Tidemaker, and her younger sister, Sylvi. Annika is frightened by his power when he makes Sylvi apparently disappear, but she admits it only scares her because she has never seen it before. He then uses his power to ward off three boys who were teasing Annika, blinding them with darkness. The Darkling touches Annika's hand, and she realizes he is living Amplifier.

Shadow and BoneEdit

Baghra tells Alina Starkov, the Sun Summoner, that it was the Darkling who created the Shadow Fold hundreds of years before.

Siege and StormEdit

The Darkling uses merzost to create nichevo'ya, deadly shadow creatures that do his bidding.

Ruin and RisingEdit

During the attack on the Spinning Wheel, the Darkling turns Nikolai Lantsov into a humanoid shadow creature, with wings, claws, and fangs.

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