Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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Fjerda is a neighboring country and enemy of Ravka.

Fjerda Quotes in Shadow and Bone

The Shadow and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Fjerda or refer to Fjerda. For each quote, you can also see the other terms and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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Chapter 18 Quotes

He wasn’t at all shocked to hear of the contempt with which most Grisha regarded the King. Apparently, the trackers had been grumbling more and more loudly amongst themselves about the King’s incompetence.

“The Fjerdans have a breech-loading rifle that can fire twenty-eight rounds per minute. Our soldiers should have them, too. If the King could be bothered to take an interest in the First Army, we wouldn’t be so dependent on the Grisha. But it’ll never happen,” he told me. Then he muttered, “We all know who’s running the country.”

Related Characters: Alina Starkov (speaker), Malyen “Mal” Oretsov (speaker), The Darkling, The King
Page Number: 283
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Fjerda Term Timeline in Shadow and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Fjerda appears in Shadow and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
Identity and Self-Knowledge Theme Icon
Class and Privilege Theme Icon
Conformity vs. Individuality Theme Icon
...refuses: there’s been a mistake and she doesn’t want to go. Ivan hisses that soon, Fjerdans and Shu Han assassins will know who she is—and they’ll try to kill her. She... (full context)
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Desperation, Leadership, and Corruption Theme Icon
Class and Privilege Theme Icon
...if Alina is a Sun Summoner, she can open the Fold or maybe destroy it—so Fjerda and the Shu Han will be itching to kill her. Alina just gapes at Fedyor.... (full context)
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Class and Privilege Theme Icon
...the soldier can finish, someone shoots him in the back. Fedyor mutters that it’s the Fjerdans. He gives Alina a knife and leads everyone out of the coach to defend it.... (full context)
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Alina shouts and the Darkling turns toward her. Her Fjerdan attacker, though blinded, says he can still kill Alina. The Darkling attempts to bargain with... (full context)
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...says he hardly notices anymore. She’s also extremely disturbed by what he did to the Fjerdan. But he takes off a glove and puts a hand on the back of her... (full context)
Chapter 13
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Greed vs. Mercy Theme Icon
Conformity vs. Individuality Theme Icon
...The Darkling and Alina head for the Little Palace. He says the herd is in Fjerda and then says Alina isn’t useless. Alina insists she is; she’s only good for “midnight... (full context)
Chapter 15
Gender, Sex, and Power Theme Icon
Greed vs. Mercy Theme Icon
...he can use the Fold as a weapon and expand it. He’ll push it into Fjerda and Shu Han if people don’t submit to him. It’s clear to Alina that Baghra... (full context)
Chapter 18
Desperation, Leadership, and Corruption Theme Icon
Class and Privilege Theme Icon
Greed vs. Mercy Theme Icon
...hear that most Grisha don’t like the King; the trackers and soldiers are also annoyed. Fjerdans have far superior weapons, and Ravkan soldiers should have better guns—but the King takes no... (full context)
Desperation, Leadership, and Corruption Theme Icon
Class and Privilege Theme Icon
Greed vs. Mercy Theme Icon
...fingers in the light and then says that Mikhael and Dubrov were both killed in Fjerda. To Alina’s surprise, Mal continues that they’d hunted the stag all the way to the... (full context)
Chapter 22
Identity and Self-Knowledge Theme Icon
Gender, Sex, and Power Theme Icon
Greed vs. Mercy Theme Icon
Conformity vs. Individuality Theme Icon
...to the Darkling and they all walk to the drydocks. On the sandskiff, Alina meets Fjerdan ambassadors, a delegation from Shu Han, and an envoy from the King. The Darkling clearly... (full context)
Desperation, Leadership, and Corruption Theme Icon
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...passengers on the skiff. The message is clear: he could ravage the Shu Han or Fjerda tomorrow, if he wants. When the envoy says the King won’t stand for this, the... (full context)