David is a young Fabrikator at the Little Palace. He’s Genya’s crush, but he’s uninterested in anything that isn’t metal or glass—including girls. David crafts the mirrors that Alina uses to fight, as well as Morozova’s collar. However, David regrets helping the Darkling make the collar: he believes he helped bring about the end of the world.
David Character Timeline in Shadow and Bone
The timeline below shows where the character David appears in Shadow and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...promptly slits the stag’s throat and tells an oprichnik to cut off the stag’s antlers. David appears, unwilling to meet Alina’s eyes—of course, the Darkling would want his best Fabrikator to... (full context)
...Darkling’s hands. He places them around her neck and seems angry when Alina flinches away. David fuses the ends of the antlers together—and doesn’t create a clasp. Everything is quiet for... (full context)
...there and then raised her out of it. Genya doesn’t seem to have regrets, but David does—and maybe there are more people like David. Ivan appears, interrupting Alina’s thoughts, and says... (full context)