The Grishaverse

A chronological timeline of events within the Grishaverse books. Since Leigh Bardugo has provided no calendar, the year of the Ravkan civil war is used as an unofficial "Year 0". BRCW stands for "Before Ravkan civil war".


  • The territory later known as Ravka is divided into several feudal provinces led by kings who are constantly in conflict with one another.
  • Yaromir the Determined unifies the provinces into one kingdom and becomes the first King of Ravka, founding the Lantsov royal line.
  • The border wars date back to at least this time. Yaromir founds and prays at Ravka's First Altar, although it is implied the worship of the Saints is older. The Priestguard, Apparat, and first amplifiers are created.

The creation of Morozova's amplifiers[]

  • Ilya Morozova creates three amplifiers, initially believed to be the stag, the sea whip and the firebird. In reality, his youngest daughter, whilst being "otkazat'sya", was in actuality the third amplifier — the result of her being resurrected. A hidden trait that carried through her bloodline for generations.
    • As a result of bringing his child back to life after Baghra killed her using the Cut, both Morozova and his youngest daughter are wrapped in irons and thrown off a bridge into the water below. However, his daughter survived and continued the bloodline, mothering a line of descendants, the last of which being Malyen Oretsev.

The dawn of the Shadow Fold[]

  • Baghra and an unknown Heartrender conceived a child, who she named Aleksander. He would later come to be known as the Darkling for his ability to summon shadows.
  • The Second Army is founded by the Darkling, then using the name Leonid, under King Yevgeni in exchange for protection for Grisha in the form of the Little Palace.[1]
  • The Shadow Fold is created by the Darkling, known then as the Black Heretic.
  • After faking his death, the Black Heretic reinvented himself, allegedly destroyed all of Morozova's journals, and took command of the Second Army.

9 BRCW[]

  • Aditi Hilli leaves her family at night to heal Leoni, who was poisoned by wellwater.[2]
  • By noon the next day, Leoni is healed and Aditi collapses into unconsciousness.[2]
  • The following morning, Leoni's family tells the Faheys that Aditi has died.[2]

6 BRCW[]

  • Leoni and her father visit the Fahey's farm and suggest that Jesper come to train in his zowa powers with Leoni. Colm refuses.[3]

Kaz Rietveld, age 9[]

  • The father of Kaz and Jordie Rietveld dies after being crushed by a plow. Jordie sells the farm and takes Kaz to Ketterdam.[4]
  • Their first few days in the city go well, but Jordie struggles to find a job. A boy named Filip claims he knows a man who could employ Jordie.[4]
  • The following day, Jordie begins to work for Jakob Hertzoon for several weeks. While Jordie and Filip are working, Kaz stays at Hertzoon's coffee house. Jordie invests in sugar stocks and makes a profit. A few days later, he invests all the money from the sale of his father's farm into the jurda stocks, loaning the money to Hertzoon.[4]
  • One week later, Kaz and Jordie return to the coffeehouse to find it and Hertzoon's house abandoned. They learn from the maid next door that Hertzoon only rented the house a few weeks ago.[4]
  • The money Hertzoon left with Kaz and Jordie runs out the following week and they are evicted from their boarding house two days later.[5]
  • They try to sleep under a bridge, but are roused by the stadwatch and wander until morning. That night, they head south and sleep safely in the lower Barrel. The next night, however, they are attacked and robbed by Razorgulls.[5]
  • The following morning, Jordie wakes with a fever from an outbreak firepox that will later become known as the Queen's Lady Plague. Bodies begin to pile up in the streets.[5]
  • Kaz develops a fever two days after Jordie. Jordie dies not long after, and eventually the bodymen transfer the boys to a sickboat. Kaz, still alive, is too weak to scream and finds himself caught in a tangle of dead bodies. They are then transferred to the shallows of the Reaper's Barge.[5]
  • After Kaz's fever breaks, he waits for another day and night on the Reaper's Barge. At night, he uses Jordie's body as a raft to swim back to shore and emerges from the harbor just after dawn.[5]

Rebirth of Kaz Brekker[]

  • Kaz abandons his family surname Rietveld and adopts the name Brekker.[6]
  • Kaz heads toward the neighborhood where the Hertzoons had lived and attacks a schoolboy outside a sweetshop. He takes the money he stole and buys bread, then walks to East Stave to find a job. The gambling den tells him they already have a boy to clean piss pots and refuse Kaz employment.[6]
  • When the cleaning boy leaves at night, Kaz follows the boy home, knocks him unconscious, and slashes his feet with a broken bottle.[6]
  • The following evening, Kaz returns to the gambling den and is hired.[6]
  • Kaz learns to pick pockets and steal.[6] He turns 10[7] and does two stints in jail.[6]
  • He earns the nickname "Dirtyhands" as a tenacious fighter willing to take any job.[6]
  • He is banned from every gambling hall on East Stave due to his ability to cheat at cards.[6]
  • Kaz eventually learns that Jakob Hertzoon's real name is Pekka Rollins and devises a new plan for his revenge. He enters the Slat and asks Per Haskell to let him join the Dregs.[6]

5 BRCW[]

1 BRCW[]

Kaz Brekker, age 14[]

  • Kaz is picked up when the stadwatch roust a gambling hall.[7]
  • Kaz develops a crush on Imogen while working the spring prizefights. He attempts to go without gloves, but it is still spring when he gives up on this and a relationship with Imogen. He is not yet Per Haskell's lieutenant.[10]
  • Kaz puts together a crew to rob the bank that had helped Hertzoon con the Rietveld brothers. His crew gets away with 50,000 kruge, but Kaz breaks his leg jumping down from the rooftop. The bone fails to set correctly, leaving Kaz with a limp. He has a Fabrikator create him a cane.[11]

Inej's enslavement[]

  • Inej Ghafa and her family are summering on the coast of West Ravka and performing in a carnival on the outskirts of Os Kervo. Inej is 14 years old.[12]
  • One morning, Inej is taken from her family's wagon by slavers and thrown into the cargo hold of a ship.[12]
  • When the slaving ship finally stopped outside of Kerch, Inej is bought by Tante Heleen.[12]
  • Inej tries to escape from the Menagerie when she first arrives in Ketterdam, but makes it two blocks before being recaptured. Heleen beats her so badly that she cannot work for a week; for the month after, Heleen locks her in golden chains and does not let Inej even go down to the parlor.[13]

Jesper moves to Ketterdam[]

  • Jesper leaves his home country Novyi Zem to attend university in Ketterdam.
  • He takes a loan out on his father's farm.
  • During his first week, he goes down to East stave with some other students and instantly falls in love with gambling.
  • He begins taking on work with the gangs to fund his addiction.
    • One night, two guys jump him in an alley, but Kaz saves him and they began working together.

Shadow and Bone trilogy[]

Shadow and Bone[]

Crossing the Fold[]

  • Centuries after the creation of the Fold, Alina Starkov is born in a settlement in Dva Stolba along the southern Shu Han border.
    • Alina is orphaned and taken to Duke Keramsov's estate orphanage after her family is killed during the border wars, where she meets Malyen Oretsev, whose background mirrors hers and with whom she forms an unbreakable bond.
  • Alina is tested by Grisha examiners. She intentionally pushes down her powers so as not to be separated from Mal.
  • Alina and Mal join the First Army and are attacked by volcra when their regiment attempts to cross the Shadow Fold. Alina's latent Grisha powers are activated and she discovers that she is a Sun Summoner.

Training at the Little Palace[]

  • Alina is taken to the Little Palace in Os Alta by the Darkling, where she meets Genya Safin, who later gives Alina a tour.
  • David Kostyk gifts Alina glass disks.
  • Alina trains with Baghra at the Summoners' pavilion and struggles to learn how to harness her powers.
  • The Apparat gives Alina a book called Istorii Sankt'ya, meaning The Lives of Saints.
  • Zoya Nazyalensky arrives at the Little Palace and spars with Alina during combat training, during which time Zoya uses her powers against Alina, which is forbidden.
  • The Darkling suggests finding Morozova's stag to use as an amplifier for Alina against Baghra's wishes.
  • The Darkling kisses Alina.

Winter fete[]

  • Winter fete at the Little Palace.
    • The Darkling gets word from Ivan that they've tracked down Morozova's herd.
    • Alina wears the Darkling's colors and performs for the nobles.
    • The Darkling takes Alina into the sitting room and kisses her.
    • Alina and Mal reunite in a fiery exchange at the palace after five months apart.
    • Baghra warns Alina about the Darkling and his plans to expand the Fold after capturing the Stag.
    • Baghra also reveals that she is The Darkling's mother and that he is the Black Heretic who created the Shadow Fold hundreds of years ago.
    • The volcra are an unforeseen consequence of the Fold — men who were corrupted by the dark powers of the Black Heretic and turned into monsters.
    • With Baghra's help, Alina flees the Little Palace and heads west to Os Kervo.

Hunting the Stag[]

  • Alina arrives in Balakirev, a town directly west of Os Alta, and seeks refuge in a nearby barn before heading to Ryevost.
    • Alina makes it to the western outskirts of Ryevost, where she is forced to use her powers to ward off a drunken man, resulting in her being hunted by the Darkling's personal guards.
    • Alina runs and hides in the woods of Ryevost, where she reunites with Mal, who joins Alina on her journey to stop the Darkling.
  • Alina and Mal change course to Tsibeya in hopes of finding the stag before the Darkling and using its power against him.
    • They arrive at a village on the northwest side of the Petrazoi and discover that it's butter week. Alina seeks to join the festival, and Mal reluctantly agrees.
    • In an alleyway, Alina and Mal are attacked by a couple of muggers. Alina uses her powers allowing for them to escape.
  • As they travel further north, Alina makes Mal promise that he will kill her if they're captured, in order to prevent the Darkling from expanding the Fold.
  • On the western trails, Mal reveals that Mikhael and Dubrov were killed by the Fjerdans while hunting the stag up north.
    • The next morning, Mal admits his feelings for Alina and they kiss. The stag then enters the clearing. As Mal readies to knock the creature, Alina tells him to wait and walks over. She looks into the stag's dark eyes and cannot bring herself to kill it.
    • The Darkling arrives and shoots the stag in the chest with an arrow. When he attempts to deliver the killing blow, Alina covers the stag's body with her own.
    • The Darkling captures Alina and Mal before slitting the stag's throat and ordering his men to take the Stag's antlers.
    • David retrieves the antlers and fashions a collar for Alina out of the stag's antlers that allows the Darkling to control her.
  • The Darkling returns to Kribirsk with Alina and Mal.
  • Alina reunites with Genya, who informs Alina that the King is ill and that the Apparat is ruling in his place. Alina then realizes that Genya is wearing Corporalki red with blue embroidered cuffs, realizing that Genya is involved in the Darkling's plans.
  • After revealing to Alina that he will feed Mal to the volcra when they enter the Fold, he allows for her to spend the night with Mal, where they reminisce about their childhood and their time at the orphanage.
  • The following day, Alina is taken back to her tent and forced to wear her black kefta before boarding the skiff. There, she learns that the Darkling has gathered ambassadors from Fjerda, Shu Han, and Kerch.

Expanding the Fold[]

  • The Skiff enters the Fold. They are attacked by the volcra soon thereafter. However, once the volcra drew close, the Darkling commands Alina to shine light and drive the creatures away.
    • When they approach the other side of the Shadow Fold, the Darkling uses his powers to expand the Fold, resulting in the volcra attacking the nearby villagers before declaring himself ruler.
  • At the Darkling's behest, Ivan shoves Mal off the skiff, into the volcra's path. The darkness then consumes Mal and he screams out in agony.
    • With Alina having spared the Stag's life, she realizes that the power belongs to her as much as it does the Darkling, allowing her to regain control of her power and save Mal from the volcra within the darkness.
    • When the Darkling's guards come towards her, Alina uses the Cut, a powerful ability only used by the Darkling, which splits the skiff's mast in two. Alina then dives over the side of the skiff to Mal. She rescinds the light, leaving the skiff vulnerable to volcra attack while Alina and Mal flee to West Ravka and board a ship traveling along the True Sea.

Siege and Storm[]

Killing the sea whip[]

  • Alina and Mal travel across the True Sea on a Kerch trader. They arrive in Cofton, where they spend two weeks in a boarding house and working among the villagers before being found by the Darkling, who creates the nichevo'ya to attack them.
  • The Darkling takes Alina and Mal and imprisons them on the ship, where Alina is kept unconscious for a week.
  • Alina reunites with Genya.
  • Alina meets Sturmhond, Tolya and Tamar.
  • The Darkling reveals his plans to find Morozova's second amplifier: the sea whip.
  • Within a week's time, Mal manages to track down the sea whip at the Darkling's behest.
    • While attempting to capture Rusalye, Sturmhond and his crew betray the Darkling.
    • Tolya kills Ivan.
    • Sturmhond's crew flees with Alina and Mal on another ship, leaving Genya behind. However, before they can escape, they are attacked by the nichevo'ya.
  • Alina kills the sea whip and cuts seven scales from the beast to harness as an amplifier.
  • Sturmhond makes a deal with Alina and Mal to help them escape from his employer should they disagree with his proposal.
  • Alina and Mal discover that there's a third amplifier: the firebird.
  • Sturmhond's Fabricator molds the sea whip's scales into a fetter around Alina's wrist.
  • Alina starts having visions of the Darkling
  • Sturmhond flies the Hummingbird through the Fold and crashes in a lake outside of Kribirsk, where they are confronted by members of the Ravkan First Army and Sturmhond reveals that he's actually Nikolai Lantsov, the second son of the Ravkan King.
  • Nikolai proposes that he and Alina wed to form a political alliance. Alina turns him down but offers to return to Os Alta with him and help him make a bid for the throne in exchange for the Second Army.

Commanding the Second Army[]

  • Alina, Mal, and Nikolai return to Os Alta to meet with the King and Queen.
    • The King grants Alina the permission to serve as commander of the Second Army.
    • Mal is dishonorably discharged.
  • Alina splits the dome open in a fit of rage.
  • War council meeting to discuss the structure of the Second Army.
  • Nikolai invites Mal on a boar hunt.
  • Alina reunites with Baghra, who was tortured by the Darkling for her role in Alina's escape.
  • David works on dishes — reflective bowls to magnify Alina's powers.
  • The First and Second Army train as one in preparation for war.
  • Alina reluctantly agrees to allow for Nadia's brother, Adrik, to remain at the palace and fight.
  • Alina and Mal attend a fortune telling party, where Alina is approached by the Apparat, who reveals that he's raising a holy army and makes her a proposition.
  • Mal breaks up with Alina.
  • David warns Alina that she can't remove the amplifiers without causing a catastrophic event.
  • David finalizes the dishes and Alina successfully demonstrates their purpose.
  • Alina discovers that Mal has been fighting in the stables with Grisha guards and that he's with Zoya.
  • Mal grabs Alina's wrist and feels a jolt of energy. She then reveals that she's been seeing the Darkling.
  • The Darkling appears to Alina as Mal.
  • Tamar and Tolya recuse Alina from a mob of villagers.

War at the Grand Palace[]

  • At Nikolai's birthday dinner, Vasily reveals that Fjerda has agreed to join them in their fight against the Darkling.
  • The warning bells begin to sound as the Darkling and his nichevo'ya attack the Grand Palace during Nikolai's birthday dinner.
    • Vasily is killed by the nichevo'ya.
    • Alina uses David's dish mounted on the roof to combat the nichevo'ya.
    • Fedyor is thrown off the roof by the nichevo'ya.
    • Marie is torn apart by the nichevo'ya.
    • Alina, Mal, David, Zoya, and the remaining guards retreat inside, regroup, and make a run for the wooded tunnels while Alina and Mal hold off the nichevo'ya.
    • Led by Tolya and Tamar, soldiers from all backgrounds, all bearing Alina's sunburst tattoo, emerge from the woods and try to fend off the nichevo'ya.
    • The remaining fighters flee into the chapel, where they are confronted by the Darkling, who agrees to allow Alina's friends and soldiers to live should she surrender.
    • When Alina refuses, the Darkling brings in Genya, who had been fed on and tortured by the nichevo'ya, leaving her nearly unrecognizable. Alina then agrees to surrender before telling Mal she loves him and leaving with the Darkling.
    • Alina kisses the Darkling and harnesses his power through their connection via the collar, creating an army of nichevo'ya, taking so much from the Darkling that it nearly kills him until Mal pulls the two apart. She then commands her nichevo'ya to destroy the chapel with the Darkling inside.
  • After escaping the chapel, they journey to the White Cathedral, during which time Alina realizes that Tolya and Tamar must be working with the Apparat.
  • Alina arrives at the White Cathedral, where the Apparat announces his plan to raise a new Ravka.
  • The act of stopping the Darkling has left Alina powerless and turned her hair white.
  • Alina gets word that the Darkling was rescued by his Grisha and now rules Ravka from a throne wreathed in shadow.

Ruin and Rising[]

Trapped at the White Cathedral[]

  • The remnants of the Second Army have spent months underneath the White Cathedral in an intricate underground tunnel system.
  • Alina discovers that she possesses some sort of shadow abilities in the wake of her confrontation with the Darkling in Os Alta.
  • Mal, Tolya, and Tamar help train the sun soldiers and the Second Army.
  • Mal, Tolya, Tamar, Zoya, Genya, Nadia, and David devise a plan and escape the White Cathedral.
  • Alina visits the Darkling at the Grand Palace via their psychic connection.

Hunting the firebird[]

  • Alina and Mal lead the journey to Ryevost to find the firebird.
    • The group finds themselves momentarily trapped in a collapsed cavern due to explosions from above.
    • They make camp in a clearing while Tamar heads into town to find smugglers. She returns unsuccessful in finding Nikolai's men.
    • They are found by a militia group but are rescued by Nikolai in a new, blimp-like invention called the Pelican.
  • Alina reunites with Baghra.
  • The King demands Genya's head for her role in the Darkling's overtaking.
    • Genya is charged with treason and attempted murder.
    • Genya admits to poisoning the King with small amounts over time via her lips and skin.
    • Nikolai states that when the war is over that Genya will stand trial and that the King will write out a letter of abdication and flee across the True Sea.
    • David kisses Genya.
  • Baghra begins training Alina again.
  • Nikolai gifts Alina the Lantsov emerald and tells her about his biological father, Magnus Opjer.
  • After receiving another visit from the Darkling, Alina confronts David about supposedly leaving secrets at the Little Palace.
    • David reveals that he left his old notebooks behind, including designs for a glass skiff, which could hold liquid fire -- an inextinguishable flame. But David's creation would only create light, not heat.
  • Baghra reveals that Morozova was her father and explains his martyrdom.
  • The Darkling finds Alina with help from Sergei, who is then killed by the nichevo'ya.
    • The Darkling turns Nikolai into a nichevo'ya-esque creature.
  • Baghra draws in the Nichevo'ya and sacrifices herself and throws herself over the ledge.
  • Alina, Mal, Genya, David, Nadia, Zoya, Tolya, Tamar, and the others escape on a ship in search of the firebird.
  • Alina discovers a new ability -- light bending to hide their ship.
  • Adrik loses his arm.
  • Alina and Mal track down the firebird.
    • They discover that Mal's actually the third amplifier after being attacked by the firebird, making him a descendant of Morozova.
  • The Darkling attacks West Ravka and marches on Keramzin, where the students from the Little Palace were held up. He takes the students and kills Botkin and Ana Kuya.
    • Alina goes to see the Darkling through their connection. He reveals to her that the students are alive and that they will be aboard his skiff when he travels into the Fold.
  • Alina crosses paths with nichevo'ya Nikolai but fails to heal him.
  • Alina and Mal have sex.

Death of the Darkling[]

  • Alina and Mal lead their army into the Fold and attack the Darkling's glass skiff and his Oprichniki.
    • Alina is shot in the shoulder.
    • Tamar is attacked by a nichevo'ya, but she is saved by Nikolai.
    • The Darkling apprehends Alina and reveals that the students are safe in Kribirsk.
    • Alina escapes the Darkling's grasps and kills Mal to claim the third amplifier. A decision she instantly regrets.
    • The gift of the three amplifiers' power is multiplied by a thousand. Rather than Alina acquiring all the power, combining the three amplifiers creates a multitude of new sun summoners, equally distributing the power.
    • With the awakening of new sun summoners, the Fold begins to unravel.
    • The collar and fetter break away and fall from Alina's body. The act of bringing the amplifiers together also leaves her powerless.
    • Alina stabs the Darkling in the heart and kills him. With his final breath, he tells Alina not to give him a grave for anyone to desecrate.
    • With the Darkling's death, the nichevo'ya dissolve and Nikolai is returned to normal.
    • The Soldat Sol destroy what is left of the Fold.
    • Mal suddenly awakens despite his wounds.
  • Kribirsk descended into chaos upon discovery of the Darkling's demise.
    • Nikolai, joined by Tamar and Tolya, takes command, installs himself in the royal quarters, and secures the borders.
  • Mal no longer has his tracking abilities due to being sacrificed for the third amplifier.
  • The tale of Alina Starkov and Malyen Oretsev's deaths in the Fold during the final battle with the Darkling quickly begins to spread, allowing for Alina and Mal to start over with new lives and identities.
  • David and Genya travel to Kribirsk to meet with Grisha gathering at the military camp.
  • Alina visits the royal barracks to return Nikolai's emerald.
  • Alina delivers Genya's pardon and offers Genya, David, and Zoya a chance to lead the second army.
  • The Darkling and Ruby, who had been made to appear as Alina, are burned on a pyre.
  • Alina and Mal wed in a chapel on the shores of the True Sea.
  • Alina and Mal open an orphanage in Keramzin, where they spend the rest of their life together.
    • Every winter during the Feast of Saint Nikolai, they are visited by Genya, David, and Zoya.

0 ARCW[]

  • Inej Ghafa meets Kaz Brekker at the Menagerie and offers to help him. The next night, he buys out her indenture and offers her a position with the Dregs.[13] Inej is 15 when she joins the gang.[14]
  • Inej immediately has her peacock tattoo removed, leaving behind a nasty scar.[12]
  • In working with the Dregs, Kaz teaches Inej to crack a safe, pick a pocket, and wield a knife.[12]
  • Since King Nikolai is anxious to get the remaining Grisha soldiers trained and combat ready, Nina Zenik spends only six months in advanced classes after the war before her first mission.[15]
  • Zoya Nazyalensky leads a team of Grisha Examiners plus Nina to the Wandering Isle to recruit Grisha in hiding. On their mission, they recruit many Grisha, including a family of Inferni and a slave ship off the coast of Leflin.[15]

1 ARCW[]

Nina and Matthias[]

  • After a fight with Zoya, Nina leaves and wanders into a drüskelle camp consisting of six boys, Matthias Helvar amongst them.[15]
  • Nina is captured and thrown into a cage below deck a drüskelle ship headed for Fjerda, along with other captured Grisha.[15]
  • Matthias gives Nina a tin cup of fresh water. He does not return, and Nina and the other prisoners go without fresh water for the next three days.[15]
  • The ship is caught in a storm and wrecked. Nina gets free of her bonds and escapes the wreckage, saving a barely conscious Matthias. They swim all night; at dawn they see land.[9]
  • At dusk they find a deserted whaling camp and take refuge in a lodge, where they make a fire and spend the night.[9]
  • Nina and Matthias travel together for three weeks after the shipwreck. During this time, Nina nearly falls into a crevasse after the ice gives away, but Matthias saves her.[16]
  • After three weeks, they come across the town of Elling. Nina encounters Grisha from the Little Palace and tells them that she is undercover. They plan to arrest Matthias and take him to Ravka, but Nina holds them off and makes a plan to get herself and Matthias away from Elling immediately.[16]
  • Nina finds a Kerch trader and tells him that Matthias is a slaver who has taken her prisoner. Matthias is placed in chains and then taken to Ketterdam to be prosecuted.[16]
  • Nina arrives in Ketterdam.[17][18] She spends the first week dealing with the charges of slavery against Matthias.[17]
  • After her testimony, she is given just enough money to book passage back to Ravka, but she refuses to leave Matthias behind in Hellgate.[17]
  • The Dime Lions approach her at First Harbor and take her to Pekka Rollins, who offers safety, a place to stay, and a position at the Sweet Shop as a member of the Dime Lions. She spends the night at the Emerald Palace, where Inej approaches her with a proposal from Kaz to join the Dregs instead.[17]
  • The next morning, Inej helps Nina sneak out of the Emerald Palace and meet with Kaz. Nina agrees to join the Dregs and work out of the House of the White Rose.[17]
  • Less than two days later, a girl at the Sweet Shop is killed by a customer dressed as Mister Crimson.[17]

Wylan's entry into the Dregs[]

  • Three months ago, Wylan turned up at a flophouse near the Slat, though he was using a different surname.
  • Kaz tasks Inej with looking into Wylan. There are rumors that he was caught in an affair with a teacher, though Inej doesn't believe it. She suspects that he willingly left home, as Jan Van Eck writes to Wylan every week, but he doesn't even bother to open them.

2 ARCW[]

Six of Crows duology[]

Six of Crows[]

Nina's stint in the Second Army[]

  • Nina Zenik is a student at the Little Palace when the Ravkan civil war erupted.

Winter in Ketterdam[]

15 days before the spring equinox[]

Two weeks before the spring equinox[21][]

  • At midnight, Nina meets Kaz and Muzzen at Fifth Harbor and goes to Hellgate to retrieve Matthias.[17]
  • At three bells, Jesper releases the Hellshow animal cages.[22]
  • Kaz, Jesper, Nina, Inej, Matthias, and Wylan meet in the Crow Club to plan the heist.
  • Inej spends the day gathering supplies.[23]
  • At night, they set sail for Fjerda on the Ferolind.[24]

Journey to the Ice Court[]

  • Just after midnight, Inej wakes up from her stab wound. It has been "three days, almost four" since she was stabbed during the skirmish with the Black Tips and Razorgulls.[12] They have six more days aboard the Ferolind,[25] amounting to ten days total.
  • Two days after Inej wakes up, Kaz speaks to her for the first time since leaving Ketterdam.[4]
  • After more than a week on the Ferolind, they make land at dusk.[9]
  • At dawn, the six Crows disembark and spend the first day trekking silently through the snow.[9]
  • On the second day, they begin drilling the plan to break into and out of the Ice Court.[9]
  • They discover three dying Grisha on pyres. The same day, they are attacked by Squallers and Fabrikators on parem, who are working for the Shu. Nina and Matthias make a pact to kill, rather than rescue, Bo Yul-Bayur.[16]
  • Two days later, they arrive at the cliffs that overlook Djerholm, one day before the spring equinox. Nina quickly locates the prison wagons and the Crows arrive at a camping spot at twilight.[26]


  • Inej wakes up sometime past noon. When the prison cart arrives, the Crows release six prisoners and take their places in the wagon bound for the Ice Court.[26]
  • At six bells, the guards make a headcount. Immediately after, the boys knock out the other prisoners in the holding area and break themselves out.[27]
  • The Dregs and Matthias pass through the prison gates and are taken to the holding cells.
  • Jesper reveals that he is a Fabrikator and uses his abilities to help them escape the cell. Kaz and Wylan head one way to free Nina and Inej while Jesper and Matthias head in the opposite direction to find some rope.
  • At seven bells, Nina and Kaz reach the top floor of the prison. Nina attacks several guards, causing an alarm to sound.[28]
  • Inej climbs the incinerator.
  • Kaz finds Pekka Rollins in a cell.
  • Nina and Inej infiltrate the party at the Ice Court disguised as Menagerie girls.
    • Inej is taken away by the guards.
  • Jesper and Wylan trigger black protocol.
  • Tante Heleen confronts Inej.
  • Nina is locked in a cell by Jarl Brum with help from Matthias, who has revealed the Dregs' plan.
    • Matthias embraces Brum before knocking him unconscious and freeing Nina.
  • Jesper and Wylan are attacked by Tidemakers on jurda parem, but Jesper kills them using his Fabrikator abilities.
  • Nina and Matthias rescue Kuwei Yul-Bo after learning that his father was dead. On their way out, he blows up the lab, resulting in Nina, Matthias, Kuwei, and Kaz falling into the river.

Escaping Fjerda[]

  • Jesper and Wylan save Inej from the guards and proceed to steal a tank before blasting a hole in the glass wall and fleeing the Ice Court.
  • Kaz, Nina, Matthias, and Kuwei wash up on the shores, where they reconvene with Inej, Jesper, and Wylan and blow up the bridge.
  • The Dregs are cornered by the drüskelle at the harbor. In an effort to save her friends, Nina reluctantly takes a single dose of jurda parem.
    • Under the effects of jurda parem, Nina takes out the drüskelle soldiers blocking the harbor and the Dregs flee on the Ferolind.
  • An hour later, Nina begins to undergo withdrawals.

Return to Ketterdam[]

  • At night upon arriving in Ketterdam, Kaz has Specht take Kuwei and Nina to hide in Hellgate.[29]
  • The next night, Kaz, Jesper, and Rotty row to the Ketterdam harbor.[30]
  • The following morning, the Crows meet with Jan Van Eck on Vellgeluk to complete the exchange. Van Eck betrays them and has his Squallers on parem crush the Ferolind.
  • Van Eck's Squallers capture Inej as leverage; he gives Kaz one week to bring him Kuwei.[29]
  • That night, Kaz, Jesper, Nina, Matthias, and Wylan go to Pekka Rollins at the Emerald Palace for money.[31]

King of Scars duology[]

King of Scars[]

  • The Ravkan civil war ended three years ago.[32]
  • Nikolai and Zoya have been working together for two years.[32]
  • King Nikolai has the ship Verstoten docking and trading in Elling for almost a year before Adrik’s team begins their mission.[33]
  • Yuri Vedenen left the Priestguard one year ago.[34]
  • Six months ago, Nikolai wakes up in a field thirty miles from Os Alta. One month later, Tolya discovers the demon attempting to escape.[32]
  • Two months ago, Nina arrives in Gäfvalle with Leoni and Adrik on a mission for King Nikolai.[33]
  • Six weeks before the autumn equinox, Nikolai's demon breaks out and makes to Balakirev before being subdued by Zoya, Tamar, and Tolya.[35]


  1. Rule of Wolves, chapter 33
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Crooked Kingdom, chapter 16
  3. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 24
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Six of Crows, chapter 18
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Six of Crows, chapter 22
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 Six of Crows, chapter 26
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Six of Crows, chapter 3
  8. 8.0 8.1 Crooked Kingdom, chapter 15
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Six of Crows, chapter 19
  10. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 30
  11. Six of Crows, chapter 38
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 Six of Crows, chapter 16
  13. 13.0 13.1 Six of Crows, chapter 25
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Six of Crows, chapter 2
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 Six of Crows, chapter 14
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 Six of Crows, chapter 20
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 Six of Crows, chapter 6
  18. Crooked Kingdom, chapter 11
  19. Six of Crows, chapter 1
  20. Six of Crows, chapter 5
  21. Six of Crows, chapter 8
  22. Six of Crows, chapter 7
  23. Six of Crows, chapter 10
  24. Six of Crows, chapter 9
  25. Six of Crows, chapter 17
  26. 26.0 26.1 Six of Crows, chapter 21
  27. Six of Crows, chapter 23
  28. Six of Crows, chapter 24
  29. 29.0 29.1 Six of Crows, chapter 45
  30. Six of Crows, chapter 44
  31. Six of Crows, chapter 46
  32. 32.0 32.1 32.2 King of Scars, chapter 2
  33. 33.0 33.1 King of Scars, chapter 3
  34. King of Scars, chapter 7
  35. King of Scars, chapter 6