Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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Amplifier

Amplifiers are pieces of a powerful animal’s body (usually bones or teeth) that amplify a Grisha’s power. The pieces are usually made into jewelry of some sort. Grisha are only allowed one amplifier, and… read analysis of Amplifier

Corporalki

The Corporalki are an order of Grisha who can manipulate bodies, either by healing (Healers), as soldiers (Heartrenders), or by changing the body’s appearance (Tailors). They are the highest… read analysis of Corporalki

Etherealki/Summoners

Etherealki, or Summoners, are an order of Grisha who can manipulate either fire (Inferni), air and wind (Squallers), or water (Tidemakers). Alina is a rare Summoner in that she… read analysis of Etherealki/Summoners

Fjerda

Fjerda is a neighboring country and enemy of Ravka. read analysis of Fjerda

Grisha

Grisha are people who can harness the “small science”; what they can do seems magical, but they actually just learn to use elements (like light or metal) that already exist and simply manipulate them. They… read analysis of Grisha
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Healer

Healers are a subgroup of Corporalki Grisha. They’re trained to heal injuries. read analysis of Healer

Heartrender

Heartrenders are a subgroup of Corporalki Grisha. They’re soldiers and are trained to kill by manipulating people’s bodies. read analysis of Heartrender

Inferni

Inferni are Summoner Grisha who can manipulate fire. read analysis of Inferni

Materialki/Fabrikators

The Materialki or Fabrikator Grisha can manipulate physical elements, like stone, bone, or metal. Their kefta are purple. read analysis of Materialki/Fabrikators

Oprichniki

Oprichniki are a class of non-Grisha people who are nevertheless highly trained and act as guards for the Darkling. read analysis of Oprichniki

Sandskiff

Sandskiffs are shallow sleds that people use to cross the Shadow Fold. They have huge sails that propel them over the sand. read analysis of Sandskiff

The Shadow Fold/The Unsea

The Shadow Fold, or the Unsea, is a desolate, sandy area that divides Ravka in two. It’s entirely dark and was created centuries ago by a Grisha known as the Black Heretic. In the novel’s… read analysis of The Shadow Fold/The Unsea

The Shu Han

The Shu Han is a neighboring country and enemy of Ravka. read analysis of The Shu Han

Squaller

Squallers are Summoner Grisha who can manipulate wind and the air. read analysis of Squaller

Tailor

Tailors are Corporalki Grisha who can manipulate the body’s appearance; they’re essentially makeup artists. Genya is the only Tailor in the novel, and other Grisha scorn her work as silly and pointless. read analysis of Tailor

Tidemaker

Tidemakers are Summoner Grisha who can manipulate water. read analysis of Tidemaker

Volcra

Volcra are monsters that live in the Shadow Fold. They’re blind, with sharp teeth and claws and leathery wings, and they attack and eat anyone they can detect in the Fold. Alina learns that… read analysis of Volcra