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.

After the Ravkan Civil War, Tamar becomes the captain of Nikolai Lantsov's intelligence network.

Appearance and Character Edit

Tamar has close-cropped dark hair and golden eyes. Because of her Shu heritage, she has monolids.

Tamar is portrayed as fearless and occasionally reckless, although she is fiercely loyal to both Alina and Nikolai. She is described to have a sly "Heartrender's grin".

Like her brother, Tolya, Tamar believes that Grisha power is a divine gift, partially attributing for her faith in Alina.

Relationships Edit

Nadia Zhabin Edit

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.

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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.



  1. Ebook version used as reference
  2. Crooked Kingdom, "Cast of Characters"
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