Tamar Kir-Bataar is the twin sister of Tolya Yul-Bataar and a Heartrender. She is a supporting character in Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising, as well as a former member of Sturmhond's crew. Later, Tamar becomes a member of the Soldat Sol, a militia dedicated to protecting The Apparat and Sun Summoner.
Though she is a powerful Heartrender, Tamar does not solely rely on her powers in combat, usually fighting with many weapons. She is especially proficient in fighting with axes.
Appearance and Character Edit
Tamar has close-cropped dark hair and golden eyes. Because of her Shu heritage, she has monolids.
Like her brother, Tolya, Tamar believes that Grisha power is a divine gift, partially attributing for her faith in Alina.
Throughout Siege and Storm and Ruin and Rising, Tamar and Nadia are shown to have a growing affection for each other. By the time Alina and the remainder of the Second Army go into hiding in the Spinning Wheel, Tamar and Nadia are in love and officially a couple.
Tolya Yul-Baatar Edit
Tolya and Tamar are twins and have much in common. They have an unbreakable bond and work well together.
Nikolai Lantsov Edit
Tamar knows Nikolai under the alias Sturmhond since she was a member of his ship's crew and still has a very good relation to him. In the end of the story she becomes Nikolai's bodyguard, together with her brother.
Alina Starkov Edit
Tamar is a true and loyal friend to Alina. She is Alinas bodyguard, trains the Soldat Sol so they can protect Alina and helps Alina and the other grisha to escape from the White Cathedral. She guards Alina during her stay at the spinning wheel and escapes with her on board of the Bittern, helping Alina finding the Firebird and planning the last battle.
- In Siege and Storm, Tamar's surname is spelled Kir-Baatar; however, in Ruin and Rising and the cast of characters in Crooked Kingdom, it is spelled Kir-Bataar.
- Her name is pronounced tay-mahr keer-buh-tahr.