The Grishaverse of Shadow and Bone is a fully realized fantasy world, on a level with Westeros or Middle Earth. J.R.R. That means there are quite a few geography lessons to be learned when watching the new Netflix show. Viewers may not start Shadow and Bone with a cartographer's understanding of the world, but having one would certainly be helpful. So, let's break down the basics, such as the six official nations in Shadow and Bone.
Warning: Light spoilers for Shadow and Bone and Bardugo's Grishaverse novels follow. Although the Shadow and Bone novel — written by author Leigh Bardugo — is set strictly in Ravka before exploring other locations throughout the Grishaverse series, the Netflix show expands the world from the jump. Season 1 operates in different countries by bringing in the Ketterdam gang known as the Dregs from Bardugo's Six Of Crows duology from the first episode. Then there's the eastern continent, where Ravka, Fjerda, and Shu Han lie. Meanwhile, characters like Jesper hail from across the True Sea and the western country of Novyi Zem, even though they live on the island of Kerch. And there are also the faraway places like The Wandering Isle to consider as well.
Let's run down all the different locations fans will need to know in Season 1 of Shadow and Bone: