Nikolai (Aka Strumhond): May I present my esteemed traveling companion, former cartographer, and sometimes Saint, Alina Starkov.
Soldier: Sol Koroleva. We heard you were dead.
Alina [punching Nikolai]: You lying bastard!

Soldier: I present Nikolai Lantsov, Major of the 22nd regiment. Soldier of the King's Army, Grand Duke of Udova, and Second Son to his Most Royal Majesty, King Pyotar the third, Ruler of the Double Eagle Throne.
Mal: You've got to be joking.
Alina: Saints!

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Baghra: And the little saint?
Kirigan: I will find her. And when I do-
Baghra: There was a moment you might have earned her love, instead of claiming her power. Another lesson? Or maybe, just another mistake.

Baghra: I protected you the only way I knew how. I taught you strength, cunning. But never compassion. I see my mistakes now, too late.
Kirigan: There are no mistakes, only lessons.

Mal: Impossible
Sturmhund: When people say Impossible, they usually mean improbable.

You're not just sunshine, sunshine. You're hope for the future. Seems it's not me who needs convincing of that. It's you.


The Darkling and I were not partners. You may believe otherwise, but once I tear down the fold and reunite Ravka the world will see I am not his ally.


Mal: What do you want with us then?
Stromhund: With you? Nothing. Honestly, I'm not even sure who you are. But the Sun Summoner... Well, you have to know you're quite valuable.

Wylan: I'm your demolitions man.
Jesper: You? You've got all your fingers!
Wylan: Well, maybe I'm careful.
Jesper: Careful is something you learn from losing your fingers.

Mal: I wish he were alive just so I could punch that face again.
Alina: Well, thanks to him, the whole world sees me as a traitorous villain!

Jesper: You knew.
Kaz: About you being a Durast? Your gun misfired on Arken's train. You fixed it without moving. You repaired my cane with no tools. And when you shoot, you never miss. Of course I knew.

Jesper: I might celebrate with a little dice and debauchery.
Kaz: No debauchery.
Jesper: Dice then.
Kaz: No Dice.

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Shadow and Bone Quotes

Inej: So? What's our move now?
Kaz: You're the one of us who believes in a higher power. If we're going to survive a round trip through the Fold, we'll need a miracle or two.

When I was young, I was afraid of the dark. When I got older, I learned that darkness is a place, and it's full of monsters.