Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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Marie Character Analysis

Marie is a Summoner who’s Alina’s age. Her best friend is Nadia. The two of them take Alina under their wings, though Alina can never tell if they genuinely like her or just want to get close to her for political reasons. Though Marie speaks ill of Corporalki, she eventually begins dating Sergei, a Heartrender.
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Marie Character Timeline in Shadow and Bone

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Chapter 6
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...all of whom are unnervingly beautiful. A Corporalki named Sergei Beznikov and a Summoner named Marie argue about who Alina will walk with. Alina suggests she walk with Genya, which elicits... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...to breakfast. As soon as they enter the lavish hall, two Summoner girls swoop in. Marie introduces herself and Nadia and, turning her back to Genya, invites Alina to sit with... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...and Summoners talk at lunch about the advanced subjects they’re studying. Alina tunes out until Marie invites her to walk with her and Nadia to combat training. Marie’s constant anti-Corporalki chatter... (full context)
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...and overwhelmed, Alina forces herself to go to dinner with the other Grisha. She joins Marie and Nadia and asks where Genya is. Snickering, Marie says Genya eats and sleeps at... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...they do, on the day that the black-haired Grisha who seemed interested in Mal arrives. Marie groans and mutters that her name is Zoya; she’s a year older and “horrible,” as... (full context)
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...Zoya and Alina faints as servants lift her onto a stretcher. Later, in the infirmary, Marie and Nadia tell Alina she broke a rib and that Zoya is in huge trouble... (full context)
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Alina falls asleep after a Healer ushers Marie and Nadia out. She wakes up again when it’s dark, pours herself water, and opens... (full context)
Chapter 12
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...appetite, but she’s slightly less miserable because she trusts the Darkling. She even begins joining Marie and Nadia in leisure activities. Baghra is furious and accuses Alina of not trying, but... (full context)
Chapter 13
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...try and go find her at the Grand Palace. Instead, Alina goes downstairs and joins Marie, Nadia, and Sergei at the banya, the public baths. Ana Kuya always called them barbaric,... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...the ball after all, so Genya must go attend to her. Inside, Alina walks with Marie and Nadia. The palace is filled with flowers and jewels, and guests dance and drink.... (full context)
Chapter 20
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...her over the last time she was here. To Alina’s surprise, she’s happy to see Marie and Sergei when they run to greet her, but it’s hard to look anything but... (full context)