Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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

Healer Quotes in Shadow and Bone

The Shadow and Bone quotes below are all either spoken by Healer or refer to Healer. 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:
Identity and Self-Knowledge Theme Icon
).
Chapter 4 Quotes

The kefta was far too large. It felt soft and unfamiliar, the fur lining warm against my skin. I chewed my lip. It didn’t seem fair that oprichniki and Grisha wore corecloth while ordinary soldiers went without. Did our officers wear it, too?

Related Characters: Alina Starkov (speaker), Ivan
Related Symbols: Alina’s Kefta
Page Number: 59
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Healer Term Timeline in Shadow and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Healer 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
...get to Os Alta, where she’ll be safe. Ivan shoves Alina into the coach. A Healer, a Corporalnik, and two oprichniki guards enter as well, and then the coach starts to... (full context)
Identity and Self-Knowledge Theme Icon
Class and Privilege Theme Icon
...is an honor. He explains that he decided to become a Heartrender rather than a Healer because he thought he could save more lives that way. (full context)
Chapter 6
Identity and Self-Knowledge Theme Icon
Desperation, Leadership, and Corruption Theme Icon
Class and Privilege Theme Icon
Gender, Sex, and Power Theme Icon
...says she’s not done. Seeing Alina’s confusion, Genya explains that she’s a Tailor, not a Healer—she doesn’t make clothes, she works on faces. Alina realizes that this is why Genya’s face... (full context)
Chapter 11
Identity and Self-Knowledge Theme Icon
Class and Privilege Theme Icon
Conformity vs. Individuality Theme Icon
Alina falls asleep after a Healer ushers Marie and Nadia out. She wakes up again when it’s dark, pours herself water,... (full context)
Chapter 15
Desperation, Leadership, and Corruption Theme Icon
Gender, Sex, and Power Theme Icon
Greed vs. Mercy Theme Icon
...he created it—the Darkling is the Black Heretic. Alina turns to go fetch Baghra a Healer, but Baghra conjures darkness in her palms. She is the Darkling’s mother. Alina is shocked;... (full context)