Shadow and Bone

by

Leigh Bardugo

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Heartrender Term Analysis

Heartrenders are a subgroup of Corporalki Grisha. They’re soldiers and are trained to kill by manipulating people’s bodies.
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Heartrender Term Timeline in Shadow and Bone

The timeline below shows where the term Heartrender appears in Shadow and Bone. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
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...she stumbles and then hands her to an oprichnik. He calls for Ivan, a tall Heartrender, and tells him to escort Alina to the Little Palace in his coach, along with... (full context)
Chapter 4
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...his life too, as well as many others’ lives. Alina is shocked, especially when Fedyor—a Heartrender, a killer—says that saving lives is an honor. He explains that he decided to become... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...The girls walk with the other Grisha to the Grand Palace, and Alina notices that Heartrenders loosely surround the group. They’re protecting her. In the courtyard, troupes of actors perform for... (full context)
Chapter 20
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A while after Ivan leaves, a Summoner and a Heartrender duck into the tent and go to sleep. Alina sits awake, thinking that this is... (full context)