Duke Keramsov is the elderly noble who cared for Alina, Mal, and countless other children who were orphaned by the border wars. He educated the orphans in his care and, in Alina’s memory, was a kind and generous benefactor. So, it’s a painful shock for Alina when she encounters Duke Keramsov at the winter fete—and he doesn’t recognize her.
Duke Keramsov Character Timeline in Shadow and Bone
The timeline below shows where the character Duke Keramsov appears in Shadow and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...children exchange glances and grab hands. Nobody sees the look pass between them, but the Duke—who’s spent years on the northern borders where peasant villagers fight battles with little help—would recognize... (full context)
...she had powers and she was tested—but she doesn’t add that nobody really cared about Duke Keramsov’s orphans and her dead parents couldn’t help her. Instead, she says she’s not Grisha.... (full context)
...dance and drink. Over the next hour, Alina meets noblemen and military officers. She recognizes Duke Keramsov—but when she greets him, he clearly doesn’t recognize her. It hurts to be reminded... (full context)