Alina: You first words to me were, "What are you?" This is what I am.
Kirigan: How do you claim such power? I am the one who killed the Stag.
Alina: I didn't understand before, but I do now. You cannot claim what was not given to you. The Stag chose me.
Kirigan: You chose to betray our people. I was trying to save us.

Inej: You can't go back into the Fold.
Zoya: To Novokribirsk. I had family in that city. I need to know how much of it is lost.
Kaz: It's dangerous to go looking for the dead. What you see may haunt you for the rest of your days.
Zoya: Not going will haunt me more.

Kaz: You know Alina?
Mal: I do.
Kaz: Who's in control of her?
Mal: The general I'm gonna kill.
Kaz: Inej, give him his gun.
Inej: Why?
Kaz: Because if he isn't with Kirigan's crew, he's with ours.

Kirigan: It's just you and me now, Alina. And we are all we need anyway.
Alina: You may have needed me, but I never needed you.

The Darkling: I've survived for centuries. Did you really think you could kill me?
Mal: I don't have to kill you, Darkling. Your past will do it for me.

Alina: So, will you still be trying to kidnap me?
Jesper: 'Course not.
Kaz: Have you found religion too?
Jesper: No, it's just -- I'm exhausted. Besides, it'd be bad form to kidnap someone after they saved your life, wouldn't it?
Kaz: You are quite valuable, you know.

We are in the worst place in the world, on a ship full of people who want us dead, surrounded by monsters who want us in their gullets.


Jesper: What's our play?
Kaz: We wait.
Jesper: For what?
Kaz: For whatever the general has planned.
Jesper: You figured him out?
Kaz: Not quite. Consider the scenario. The Sun Summoner fled from his palace; now she's tied to the deck. We're sailing for a city where another Ravkan general hired Arken to kill her. And I saw his face as he boarded. I know that look. He's a man consumed with vengeance.
Jesper: See it enough in the mirror, do you?

Mal: The bold move is to strike now.
Kaz: And the smart one is to get clear of the damned Fold first.
Mal: I never said I was smart.

Today, we redraw all the maps. With the power of the Sun Summoner at my command, I control the Fold and its monsters. I can move it to any border I like, engulf any harbor, consume any city. Take what you have seen back to your home countries. Tell the Fjerdans. Tell the Shu Han. There will be no more war with Ravka. All countries will answer to us. For who would oppose us now?


We set out with a clear mission, a prize of a million kruge. And a new member on our crew. So, what did we learn? People with trains are evil. You can't kidnap a human sunbeam. And maybe, just maybe, greed is a poor motivator. True wealth is the friends you make along the way.


Zoya: I still don't like you, but I'm grateful for you. So remember this -- Saints become martyrs before they get to be heroes. So, stay alive.
Mal: They'll have to get through me first.
Zoya: You need more than bullets and bravado to survive the people hunting you now.

Shadow and Bone Quotes

Never make decisions out of fear, Jesper. Only out of spite.


Dreesen: No businessman worth his salt hires his first applicant.
Kaz: No. No, I understand. Of course, I will have to report you to the guild for kidnapping and harboring a prisoner without chain of title.
Dreesen: You wouldn't.
Kaz: No businessman worth his salt bargains for what he can take.