Alina was a young girl from Murky Waters and the daughter of the village chief, Tobias Hoffman. She was to be married to Julian, a rich merchant from Kovir, much to the disgust of her jealous sister Celina and the poet Adam, who was secretly in love with her. She is the main character in The Heat of the Day.
She seems strangely resigned to marrying Julian and appears fond of him, at least in a way, but she also shows no intention whatsoever of ending her affair with Adam which she carries on every day at noon, in the raspberry patch in the fields. She does seem jealous of Celina's attempts to gain Julian's attention, even though this last endeavor is proving fruitless.
She has also developed quite an attachment to Alvin. She would dearly love to adopt him and raise him with Julian, but Julian is not so taken with the prospect of raising a child who is, from all reports, a source.
The jealous rivalry with her sister reached a peak one day when Celina started to argue with her near Raspberry patch, and ended up pushing Alina down and causing Alina to hit her head on a rock, killing her instantly. Because she is murdered in this manner, Alina arises as a noonwraith, doomed to forever roam the fields.
- A young girl from Murky Waters. Soon she will marry Julian, against the will of her jealous sister Celina and the poet Adam, who loves her.