Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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The Shu Han is a neighboring country and enemy of Ravka.
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The Shu Han Term Timeline in Shadow and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term The Shu Han appears in Shadow and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...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 must get to... (full context)
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...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. Ivan asks how Alina... (full context)
Chapter 9
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The combat instructor, Botkin, isn’t Grisha; he’s a former Shu Han mercenary who’s fought everywhere. Alina can’t hide how weak and clumsy she is, so Botkin... (full context)
Chapter 15
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...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 is unwell. (full context)
Chapter 22
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...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 brought them to witness his... (full context)
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...turns to the 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... (full context)