Arcana Chronicles Character Guide

In the Arcana Chronicles, each of the 22 Tarot cards in the Major Arcana have a human counterpart – a young person destined to fight the other “cards” in a battle to the death.  Each has their own special set of powers and abilities, strengths and weaknesses.  There can be only one winner, and only the strongest will survive.

- The Major Arcana-

This is a list of the 22 Cards in the Major Arcana, and their real names where available, along with their tableau and calls.

0. The Fool, The Gamekeeper of Old - Matthew

  • Tableau – a smiling young man carrying a knapsack and a white rose, being followed by a small dog, as he is about to walk over a cliff
  • Call – “Crazy like a Fox”
  • Powers – Foresight, Astral Projection, Clairaudience

1. The Magician, Master of Illusions - Finneas

  • Tableau – a young man wearing a red robe, holding a wand at the sky while pointing to the ground, surrounded by roses
  • Call – “Don’t look at this hand, look at that one”
  • Powers – Illusionist, able to distort reality

2. The High Priestess, Ruler of the Deep

3. The Empress, Our Lady of Thorns – Evangeline Greene

  • Tableau – a woman sittting upon a throne with her arms open wide, wearing a crown of stars
  • Call – “Come, touch…but you’ll pay a price”
  • Powers – Phytomanipulation, Poisoness, able to mesmerize her prey

4. The Emperor, The Stone Overlord

  • Powers – can create mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

5. The Hierophant, He of the Dark Rites - Gutherie (killed by Evangeline Greene)

  • Tableau – a robed male holding his right hand high, two fingers raised, blessing his followers
  • Call – “We go now to our bloody business”
  • Powers – Mind Control

6. The Lovers, Duke and Duchess Most Perverse – Vincent and Violet Milovnici

  • Call – “We will love you. In our own way”
  • Powers – Can warp and pervert any who love

7. The Chariot, Wicked Champion

8. Strength, Mistress of Fauna – Lark

  • Tableau – a delicate girl in a white robe controlling the gaping mouth of a lion
  • Call – “Red of tooth and claw”
  • Powers – Able to control all beasts, borrowing their senses and making familiars

9. The Hermit, Master of Alchemy - Arthur (killed by Evangeline Greene)

  • Tableau – an aged man holding a lantern in the dark
  • Call – “A wise man in the guise of a boy”
  • Powers – Potions master

10. Wheel of Fortune, Lady of Fate

11. Justice, She Who Harrows – Spite (killed by Death)

12. The Hanged Man, Our Lord Uncanny

13. Death, The Endless Knight – Aric

  • Tableau – a Reaper clad in that black armor, scythe at the ready, riding a pale horse with evil red eyes
  • Powers – Touch of death, able to kill with contact. A knight, master at arms, expert horseman, super-human speed and agility

14. Temperance, Collectress of Sins – Calanthe (killed by Death)

  • Call – “Crush you with the Weight of Sins”
  • Powers – Can magnify another’s guilt and horror over their past deeds

15. The Devil, Foul Desacrator – Ogen (killed by Death)

  • Tableau – a goat-man ogre leading tethered slaves
  • Call – “I’ll make a feast of your bones!”
  • Powers – Superhuman strength, animal aggression

16. The Tower, Lord of Lightning – Joules

  • Tableau – charred bodies falling from a lightning-struck tower
  • Call – “Eyes to the skies, lads, I strike from above”
  • Powers – Control over all electricity, can electrify his skin. Possesses silver javelins that turn into lightning

17. The Star, Arcane Navigator (killed by Death)

  • Powers – echolocation, heightened senses, creates a light blast from his skin like a supernova, night sight

18. The Moon, Bringer of Doubt – Selena Lua

  • Tableau – a glowing goddess of the hunt
  • Call – “Behold the Bringer of Doubt”
  • Powers – Goddess of the hunt, archery, mood control

19. The Sun, Hail the Glorious Illuminator

20. Judgment, The Archangel – Gabriel

  • Tableau – an archangel carrying a staff and a sword, flying over a mass of bodies
  • Call – “I watch you like a hawk”
  • Powers – Flight, superhuman senses, dive bombing

21. The World, The Unearthly One – Tess Quinn

  • Tableau – a bare-chested maiden with a swath of cloth around her hips, framed by symbols of the four elements
  • Call – “Trapped in the palm of my hand”
  • Power – Intangibility, levitation, time manipulation, teleportation, astral projection

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character guide

*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Kresley Coles‘ young adult Arcana Chronicles series, complete up to Endless Knight.  While I have tried to keep things general, this is a reference that may include spoilers.

This is alphabetical by first name, with main or vital characters highlighted in blue.

-A-

Abernathy, Mr.

  • first mentioned in Poison Princess
  • former animal control officer of Sterling parish
  • around 30 years old
  • one of the few in Sterling to survive the flash
  • a widower
  • thought to be a potential protector for Evangeline “Evie” Greene by Karen Greene

Aric

  • see Death

Arthur – The Hermit (or the Alchemist)

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • tableau that of an aged man holding a lamp in the dark
  • looks to be in his 20’s but is only around 16
  • skin weathered from the flash
  • lives only to conduct his experiments
  • a murderer
  • killed his abusive father and neglectful mother
  • mocked as a child for the abuse he suffered by his parents
  • killed an old lady and claimed her house as his own
  • kidnaps and tortures young girls in the name of his experiments
  • keeps his prisoners chained in the basement
  • stores the body parts of those he has killed for further study
  • has always been interested in chemical concoctions
  • fascinated with poisons and elixirs
  • wanted to study alchemy
  • fastidious and obsessive
  • highly intelligent but a true psychopath
  • virtually emotionless, except for loneliness
  • a predator and a monster
  • considered mentally ill
  • did not know he was one of the Arcana
  • kept himself so medicated he never heard the voices of the other Arcana
  • killed by Evangeline “Evie” Greene

-B-

Brandon “Brand” Radcliffe

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • boyfriend of Evangeline “Evie” Greene
  • a high school senior
  • star quarterback
  • hazel eyes, curling light brown hair
  • wide shouldered and muscular
  • ruggedly built, but acts like a teddy bear
  • clean cut with a movie-star smile
  • rich and popular
  • the most eligible boy in Sterling parish
  • happy go lucky and charming, kind-hearted
  • did no know he was the half brother of Jack Deveraux
  • drives a Porsche
  • best friend of Spencer Stevens III
  • killed in the flash

Broussard, Mr.

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • teacher at Sterling High

-C-

Calanthe – Temperance

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • wields the weight of sins
  • can turn sins against the sinner
  • in her early teens
  • carries two trident blades
  • black haired, with olive skin
  • worked with Joules (The Tower) and Gabriel (Judgment) to battle Death and Ogen (The Devil)
  • girlfriend of Joules
  • a brave fighter who deserved to live
  • killed by the Death Arcana

Catherine “Cat”Ashley

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • from a wealthy family
  • cheerleader at Sterling High
  • toured New Zealand on her summer break
  • can never hide her true feelings and reactions
  • friend of Evangeline “Evie” Greene, Melissa Warren, and Grace Anne

Clotile Declouet

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • Cajun French Catholic
  • has a criminal record
  • from the poor Louisiana parish of Basin
  • transferred to rich Sterling High
  • friend and perhaps sister of Jackson Deveaux
  • long chestnut brown hair
  • wears heavy make-up and trashy clothes
  • an excellent shot
  • survived the flash
  • joined the militia with Jackson Deveaux
  • put to work in the kitchens
  • taken prisoner by the army
  • abused by twins Vincent and Violet Milovnici
  • horrified by what was done to her
  • killed herself after helping Jackson Deveaux escape the militia

-D-

Death – The Endless Knight

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • real name Aric
  • one of the Arcana
  • the grim reaper
  • tableau a mounted reaper wielding a scythe
  • the most feared and powerful player in the game
  • rides a pale, red eyed horse
  • master swordsman
  • a perfect killer
  • carries death in his touch for everyone except the Empress
  • a horseman and a knight
  • has supernatural speed and strength
  • carries two swords, wears impenetrable armor
  • fearless and relentless, with supernatural speed and strength
  • wears black armor and rides a pale stallion
  • appears in Evangeline “Evie” Greene’s dreams
  • 23 in human years, but is over 2000 years old
  • was the son of a wealthy and powerful Latvian warlord
  • accidentally killed his parents through his touch when he was 16
  • voracious reader
  • has spent his entire life alone, longing for human contact
  • made extremely wealthy from his life as an assassin
  • long white blonde hair
  • stunningly beautiful
  • tall and broad shouldered
  • even, masculine features, tanned skin
  • amber eyes that glitter like stars
  • well over 6 feet tall, with a regal bearing
  • regenerates, but retains his scars
  • kidnaps Evangeline Greene and takes her to his castle-like mountain-top fortress
  • jagged black runes across his chest telling the story of his past with previous Emperesses
  • married to a past incarnation of the Empress
  • has always wanted the Empress, but falls in love with Evangeline Greene
  • considers Evangeline Greene to be his wife
  • despises Jack Deveraux for taking his wife
  • winner of the last three games
  • targets Evangeline “Evie” Greene
  • has waited endless years to battle The Empress again
  • the Empress is his only weakness
  • works with Ogen (The Devil)
  • killed Calanthe, Ogen, and the Star

-E-

Evangeline “Evie” Greene – The Empress

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • her call is “Come, touch…but you’ll pay a price”
  • also known as Poison Princess, The May Queen, Lady Lotus, Queen of Thorns, Phyta
  • born in Sterling, Louisiana
  • father disappeared during a fishing trip in Basin parish when she was young
  • raised on a sugarcane farm called Haven
  • pretty and popular cheerleader at Sterling High
  • dated the high-school quarterback Brandon Radcliffe
  • grandmother sent away for supposedly being mentally ill
  • grandmother was a chronicler of the Tarot, or a Tarasova
  • began to experience hallucinations and nightmares
  • spent 3 months in a mental hospital in Atlanta
  • had been a gymnast, dancer and cheerleader
  • mother Karen Greene died after the flash from injuries sustained fighting the Baggers, asked Jack to kill her to keep Evie safe
  • burned down her home to keep it from the militia
  • has the power of phytomanipulation, enhanced ability to heal, contains poison in her claws
  • controls all things that root or bloom
  • flowery scent that changes with her emotions
  • nails can morph into poisonous thorns able to cut through metal
  • does not attack first, but beckons her prey to her
  • battles against the rage and bloodlust of the Empress
  • dreams of a previous Empress she calls the Red Witch
  • Jackson Deveaux the anchor that helps her keep her humanity
  • can use her blood to grow plants
  • determined to hold on to her goodness and humanity
  • one of the most powerful of all the Arcana
  • captured by Death, taken to his castle-like mountaintop fortress
  • feels betrayed by both Jack and Matthew
  • past incarnation of the Empress was married to Death
  • finds herself attracted to Death, torn between Jack and Aric
  • turned 16 one day after the flash
  • light southern lilt to her voice
  • willowy figure and delicate features
  • just over 5 feet tall
  • wavy blonde hair, cornflower blue eyes
  • changes to red hair strewn with flowers, green eyes and ivy glyphs on her skin when her powers come out
  • travels the road with Jackson Deveaux
  • kills Arthur (the Hermit), Guthrie (the Hierophant)
  • wears the glowing symbol of a lantern on her hand after killing Arthur (the Hermit)

-F-

Finneas “Finn” – The Magican

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • tableau shows him wearing a red robe, holding a wand at the sky while pointing to the ground, surrounded by roses
  • call is “don’t look at this hand, look at that one”
  • can create illusions, make himself invisible
  • can make himself look like anyone
  • girl crazy, teasing and flirty
  • feels forced to trick others
  • the more he uses his illusions, the more he needs to
  • shares an attraction to Lark
  • originally from Malibu, California
  • sent to live with family in North Carolina to correct his behavior problems
  • about to be sent to military school
  • uses his abilities to steal from the militia
  • around 16
  • chin length dirty blonde hair and freckles
  • looks and sounds like a surfer

-G-

Gabriel – Judgment

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • call is “I watch you like a hawk”
  • tableau an archangel carrying a staff and sword, flying over a mass of bodies
  • also known as the Archangel
  • dresses in old fashioned clothes
  • has silky black wings, is able to fly
  • attacks from above
  • has missile-like speed, animal like senses
  • seems to have an interest in Selena Lua
  • tentative alliance with Evangeline Greene and her group
  • hovers above battles and chooses the perfect time to attack
  • fights with Calanthe (Temperance) and Joules (The Tower) against Death and Ogen (The Devil)
  • jet black hair

Gaston

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • from the poor parish of Basin, Louisiana
  • Cajun French Catholic
  • transferred to Sterling High
  • friend of Jackson Deveaux

Grace Anne

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • from a wealthy family
  • cheerleader at Sterling High
  • spent her summer vacation in Hawaii
  • friend of Evangeline “Evie” Greene, Melissa Warren, and Catherine “Cat” Ashley
  • café au lait skin
  • wears a purity ring

Grandmother (no real name given)

  • first mentioned in Poison Princess
  • mother of Karen Greene, grandmother of Evangeline “Evie” Greene
  • twinkling brown eyes
  • full of life and laughter
  • a chronicler of the Tarot, or a Tarasova
  • knows the destiny of the Arcana
  • may be the last living chronicler of the game
  • tried to prepare Evangeline “Evie” Greene for her destiny
  • was believed to be mentally ill
  • committed to a mental hospital in North Carolina 8 years ago
  • accused of kidnapping Evangeline “Evie” Greene

Gutherie – The Hierophant

  • first appearance in Endless Knight
  • an Arcana
  • tableau is a robed male holding his right hand high, two fingers raised, blessing his followers
  • his call is “We go now to our bloody business”
  • also known as He of the Dark Rites
  • a spellbinder and a charmer, can control anyone who looks into his eyes
  • followers have milky-white eyes
  • controls your mind to make you commit monstrous acts
  • leader of the cannibals, makes his followers eat human flesh
  • does not know he is part of a game
  • hideous jagged teeth
  • red, feverished cheeks
  • dark hair and a bloated face
  • beady eyes that turn a filmy white while using his compulsion
  • looks to be about 18 or 19
  • killed by Evangeline Greene

-H-

-I-

-J-

Jackson Deveaux

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • nicknamed Jack Daniels
  • carries a flask of whiskey
  • from poor Basin parish in Louisiana
  • lives in poverty
  • has a criminal record
  • on parole for beating an abusive ex-stepfather
  • believed to be behind a series of thefts in Sterling
  • Cajun French Catholic
  • some of his family had psychic abilities
  • transferred to Sterling High from poor Basin High School
  • planned to work on the oil rigs after high school
  • rough and tough
  • a ladies man
  • alcoholic mother, never claimed by his wealthy father
  • shared a father with Brandon Radcliffe
  • coveted everything Brandon Radcliffe had, including his girlfriend Evangeline Greene
  • could have been the brother of Clotile Declouet
  • 19 years old, but looks like an adult
  • well over 6 feet tall
  • unruly jet black hair, vivid gray eyes
  • deeply tanned face with strong features
  • roughly attractive
  • knuckles scarred from years of fighting
  • speaks with a Cajun drawl
  • perceptive and cunning, a problem solver
  • has only ever known deception and violence
  • nearly impossible to get the drop on
  • joined the Louisiana militia after the flash
  • fights against the abuses of the militia
  • skilled fighter, carries a crossbow
  • very protective
  • keeps Evangeline “Evie” Greene anchored and keeps the voices of the Arcana quiet
  • tormented when Evangeline Greene is captured by Death
  • begins to hunt the other Arcana to find out where Evangeline Greene is being held
  • captured by Vincent and Violet Milovnici, the Duke and Duchess Most Perverse

Joules - The Tower

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • call is “Eyes to the skies, lads, I strike from above!”
  • tableau is charred bodies plummeting from a lightning struck tower
  • forms a tentative alliance with Evangeling Greene to take down Death
  • master of electricity
  • shoots lightning javelins
  • targets Evangeline “Evie” Greene the night of her birthday party
  • works with Calanthe (Temperance) and Gabriel (Judgment) fighting against Death and Ogen (The Devil)
  • was in love with Calanthe (Temperance), wants to destroy all Death wants in revenge
  • filled with rage and pain, wants to die to join Calanthe
  • flashing dark eyes
  • Irish accent

-K-

Karen Greene

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • mother of Evangeline “Evie” Greene
  • lived in Sterling, Louisiana
  • husband disappeared during a fishing trip years ago
  • usually considered the ideal mother
  • funny, kind and hardworking
  • took over her mother’s farm and turned it into the largest in the parish
  • did not believe her mother’s doomsday prophecies
  • had her mother committed to a mental hospital 8 years ago
  • had daughter Evangeline “Evie” Greene sent to a children’s hospital after she began to hear voices and have nightmares
  • delicate looking but strong and determined
  • 41 years old
  • pretty and blonde
  • after the flash, began to stockpile food and supplies
  • survived the initial flash, but died later from injuries sustained from fighting the Bagmen

-L-

Lark – Strength, Mistress of Fauna

  • first appearance in Endless Knight
  • Arcana
  • tableau a delicate girl in a white robe holding the mouth of a lion
  • allied with Death
  • lives at Death’s mountaintop stronghold
  • has a huge collection of animals she cares for
  • able to control animals, borrow their senses and make them her familiars
  • sued to be called the fortitude card
  • has single minded purpose
  • thinks the way animals do
  • controls three huge war wolves
  • betrays an alliance with Evangeline Greene and her allies
  • badly injured when Ogen (the Devil) attacks her and Evangeline Greene
  • father worked for Death, killed in the flash
  • young and pretty, around 14 or 15
  • looks Eurasian, has a southern accent
  • family chronicled the game
  • has talon like claws and small fangs
  • doe brown eyes that tilt up at the corners
  • black hair, pale freckled pale skin

Lionel

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • Cajun French Catholic
  • from poor Basin parish in Louisiana
  • transferred to rich Sterling High
  • has a criminal record
  • somewhat abrasive personality
  • a thief
  • skinny, with dark blonde hair and long features
  • not unattractive
  • thick Cajun accent
  • friend of Jackson Deveaux and Clotile Declouet
  • killed in the flash

-M-

Matthew - The Fool

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • refers to himself as Matthew Mat Zero Matto
  • one of the Arcana, often called the Gamekeeper
  • his tableau is that of a smiling young man carrying a knapsack and a white rose, being followed by a small dog, as he is about to walk over a cliff
  • has a huge target on his back because he knows all of the secrets of the game
  • appears to Evangeline “Evie” Greene in visions of the apocalypse
  • tries to prepare Evangeline “Evie” Greene for her role as The Empress
  • considers Evangeline “Evie” Greene his only friend
  • autistic but highly psychic
  • can see the past, present and future of everyone except himself
  • Death is able to see through his eyes
  • often speaks cryptically
  • sees the actions of the other Arcana, acts as the mental switchboard between all Arcana
  • left to drown in his basement by his mother
  • rescued by Jackson Deveaux, Evangeline “Evie” Greene, and Selena Lua
  • mother committed suicide
  • 16 years old
  • big brown eyes, ruddy face
  • even features, dark brown hair and eyes
  • tall and leanly muscular, lanky
  • handsome

Melissa Warren

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • best friend of Evangeline “Evie” Greene since childhood
  • cheerleader at Sterling High
  • from a wealthy family
  • drives a BMW
  • modeled in Paris over her summer vacation
  • hyperactive wild child
  • acts before she thinks
  • never embarrassed or ashamed
  • loyal and devoted to Evangeline “Evie” Greene
  • mother the guidance councilor at Sterling High school
  • father paid for the library at Sterling High
  • around 16
  • 5 foot 11
  • auburn hair
  • mouth a bit too big, eyes a bit too wide, but striking looking
  • determined to date Spencer Stevens III
  • killed in the flash

Milovnici, General

  • first mentioned in Poison Princess
  • leader of a growing traveling army
  • takes over or kills all of the smaller militia groups
  • harsh and brutal
  • father of Vincent and Violet Milovnici

-N-

-O-

Ogen – The Devil

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • also called El Diablo
  • tableau a goat-man ogre leading tethered slaves
  • call is “I’ll make a feast of your bones”
  • a monstrous horned beast with a terrifying appearance
  • able to change form into monsters and giants
  • can become upwards of a dozen feet tall
  • beast form has black horns, mottled torso, misshapen head and cloven feet
  • red eyes webbed with thick greenish-yellow veins, slitted black pupils
  • of very questionable sanity
  • one of two players immune to the poison of the Empress
  • immune to fire
  • physically the strongest of all of the Arcana
  • human form looks to be around 15
  • has sacred religious beliefs
  • companion of Death, the Grim Reaper
  • killed by Death after he attacks Evangeline Greene and Lark

-P-

-Q-

-R-

Radcliffe, Mr.

  • first mentioned in Endless Knight
  • doting father of Brandon Radcliffe
  • biological father of Jack Deveraux
  • never claimed Jack Deveraux as his son
  • a lawyer

Red Witch, The – The Empress

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • a former Arcana
  • dubbed the Red Witch by Evangeline “Evie” Greene
  • one of the former versions of the Empress
  • attacked when she did not keep what she was secret
  • uses her abilities to torture others
  • destroys entire villages
  • feared by all
  • wild red hair strewn with leaves and green eyes
  • tall, pale skinned with green ivy like tattoos
  • sinister purple claws

-S-

Selena Lua – The Moon

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • one of the Arcana
  • call is “behold the bringer of doubt”
  • tableau that of a red tinged archer
  • the Archess
  • pretends to have no knowledge of the Arcana
  • loves hunting and fishing, motocross
  • a great cook
  • seems like the perfect woman
  • claims to have been training for the Olympic archery team before the flash
  • lives in a fully stocked mansion after the flash
  • able to shoot her bow with superhuman speed
  • enhanced speed, endurance and grace
  • has the power to seed doubt and lure people with moonlight
  • attracted to Jackson Deveaux
  • helps to rescue Matthew
  • 18 years old
  • gorgeous, with nearly waist length shimmery blonde hair and dark eyes
  • flawless skin
  • tall and long legged

Spencer Stevens III

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • popular student at Sterling High
  • football player
  • best friend of Brandon Radcliffe
  • hooks up with Melissa Warren

Spite – Justice

  • first mentioned in Endless Knight
  • one of the Arcana
  • also called “She who Harrows”
  • killed by Death

-T-

Tad

  • first appearance in Endless Knight
  • a prisoner of the Hierophant and his cannibals
  • held in a cavern and eaten alive a piece at a time
  • has cauterized, oozing stumps where his legs and arms had been
  • mercy killed by Evangeline Greene so he would not be eaten alive
  • corpse poisoned by Evangeline Greene, which then killed many of the Cannibals

Tee-Bo

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • Cajun French Catholic
  • from the poor Louisiana parish of Basin
  • transferred to Sterling High
  • friend of Jackson Deveaux

Tess Quinn – The World Card

  • first appearance in Endless Knight
  • an Arcana
  • call is “Trapped in the palm of my hand”
  • tableau a bare-chested maiden with a swath of cloth around her hips, symbols of the four elements framing her
  • has the potential to be one of the strongest of the Arcana
  • can control space and time
  • has little understanding of her own purpose
  • one of the Elementals, the fifth element
  • has the powers of intangibility, levitation, time manipulation, teleportation, astral projection
  • a chubby brunette with nervous brown eyes
  • carries a battered staff
  • allied with Joules and Gabriel

-U-

-V-

Vincent Milovnici – Duke and Duchess Most Perverse

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • Arcana
  • twin brother of Violet Milovnici
  • son of General Milovnici
  • around 16 years old
  • creepy, with vacant eyes
  • has a goth looking mark on his hand
  • talks, acts and dresses exactly like his twin sister Violet Milovnici
  • travels with his father’s army
  • hungers for pain, perverts any who feel love
  • takes Clotile Declouet prisoner and abuses her
  • actions lead to the death of Clotile Declouet
  • captures Jack Deveraux

Violet Milovnici – Duke and Duchess Most Perverse

  • first appearance in Poison Princess
  • Arcana
  • twin sister of Vincent Milovnici
  • daughter of General Milovnici
  • around 16 years old
  • creepy, with vacant eyes
  • has a goth looking mark on her hand
  • talks, acts and dresses exactly like her twin brother Vincent Milovnici
  • travels with her father’s army
  • hungers for pain, perverts any who feel love
  • takes Clotile Declouet prisoner and abuses her
  • actions lead to the death of Clotile Declouet
  • captures Jack Deveraux

-W-

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-Z-

15 thoughts on “Arcana Chronicles Character Guide”

  1. Kim Patterson said:

    You have done a really awesome fabulous job on your site. I have two comments aside from that. First, I believe Evie’s birthday is day 1 after the flash, rather than one week after the flash. See her conversation in the first book, Tennessee scene with Arthur, “Your birthday was day 1 A.F.?”
    And second, where did you find the Emperor’s powers listed? I’ve not been able to figure those out. Cole has his card blank on her website as well. Did you pick up a clue in the book somewhere I’m missing?
    Since you’ve done such an awesome job listing all the facts, do you think the Sun card is the hidden card this game since it was the sun strike that kicked things off? Or could it be any of the cards we haven’t met yet?

    • kaleigha said:

      Good catch on Evie’s birthday…I read it wrong at first. I am not sure where I tracked down the Emperor’s powers from, to be honest. After I do the reading of the books, I then search around to see if I missed anything, so they could’ve come from anywhere. The sun card is a good idea…for some reason, I am stuck on the Emperor, probably because it matches up with the Empress.

  2. This collection helped me keep track of everything! Thank you! I’m thinking Jack is a card, possibly the card thats hidden and comes into play when he takes out another card. Obviously he has to be either the Sun, the Chariot, The Hanged Man, or the Emperor. With the way to second book ended, and some light research i did on the cards backgrounds, he had attributes of all of them, but I’m thinking he’s the hanged man because of the strong connection to the living tree and the pull between two world and ties to religion. Thoughts?

    • kaleigha said:

      I can’t get past him being the Emperor, for some reason. Maybe it is because Emperor/Empress, not sure, but I would be majorly shocked if Jack wasn’t Arcana. I haven’t heard much about the other cards, though, so I guess it could go any way.

  3. Kim Patterson said:

    At the end of EK there are certain attributes of the Emperor card that are described above on this page. Evie notes when Jack arrives at Haven after the flash that the ground quakes briefly. Also, he dampens her ability to hear other cards when he’s near, and she can’t hear other cards at all when he touches her. So yeah, I’m thinking he’s Emperor because of that. Also, Evie says that the Emperor is as rigid and unyielding as the Empress is soft and lush. Jack strikes me as fairly rigid and unyielding, which was why he and Evie clashed so often, until she started acting more like the soft and yielding Empress she was…

    I’m completely convinced Jack is Arcana. What’s more, I think Kresley gave him the perfect ancestry for the hidden card. Uprooted and shuffled around Cajun, He had ancestors who were somewhat psychic just like Evie did. The profile fits there. He has that whole “No one get’s the drop on me” uncanny ability which could rank with a near power, like Evie’s ability to be so in tune with plants.

    Um, as far as the Hanged man, living tree thing, I haven’t heard of that so I don’t understand it. Jack doesn’t seem to be one with the trees so far as I can tell. No hints in the book with that. He’s one with his bike and other modes of weapons and transportation as well as dealing out punishment to those who need it, which seems to fit chariot or emperor better. Also, to my way of thinking, if Kresley hasn’t listed the card characteristics, than anything goes. She’s scrambled a few things to be the way she likes them, which is her prerogative. The novels are awesome, with the exception that they take too long to actually come out. Come on! Flipping January?!

    • kaleigha said:

      Yeah, I have the Emperor stuck in my head for him, too. I wonder just how many there will be in the series, since all I have actually heard is “three or more”.

  4. Kim Patterson said:

    Here’s a question. How can Death be over 2000 years old if he won the last 3 games? Wouldn’t that make him 3000 years old? Unless the games are more frequent than every 1000 years? Am I missing something?

    He was born. First game around late teens. Met May Queen. He married her and she tried to kill him on their wedding night. Then the next games he didn’t find her before she died. Last games she was Phyta/Red witch. He told her their history and she gave him the poison kiss. Then he killed her. But I thought the games were every thousand years, so wouldn’t that make him nearly 3000 years old?
    I guess there’s another one earlier I wouldn’t know about?
    Black Death 1347-1350
    World wide flu pandemic 1918-1919
    So maybe that game was only 500 years apart? Is that the idea? I haven’t any idea.

    • kaleigha said:

      He might even be a bit older than that. I think that the “over 2000″ came from the other characters talking about him. I am not sure how much they really know about death, and how much they have made up about him.

  5. Kim Patterson said:

    There are 22 tarot card characters to explore and dive deeper into in each book – how many more books are you planning in the series and can readers expect to get to know every card?
    I have several stories already plotted. In a perfect world, I’d write six books, with side novellas to complement the main narrative. We’d get to know most of the Major Arcana.

    and

    Both books in The Arcana Chronicles have ended with pretty serious cliffhangers – is that a tradition readers should continue to expect?
    I hope so. I enjoy a good cliffhanger. As a reader, I relish that nervous feeling you get when you’re engrossed in a story, but in the back of your mind you’re aware that there aren’t that many pages left. How will it end? Everything can’t be wrapped up! This can’t end!
    Then it does, and your heart seems to stop. And you’re filled with anticipation for the next installment, debating with other readers what will happen next. The fun doesn’t end when the words do. I love that.

    I tell you, after I read that interview, I didn’t know whether to give a little scream for joy that there would be possibly six or more books of Arcana awesomeness, or try to tear my hair out that yes, I would feel just like I did after EK in January after DoW. :-{

    http://shelf-life.ew.com/2013/10/25/kresley-cole-interview-endless-knight/

    • kaleigha said:

      That’s great…thanks for the update. I would love to see the world explored more, and I couldn’t see just one more book wrapping things up, either.

  6. Great work! Amazing site! These books are my favorite series and I hope they continue on for awhile :).

    I was a bit confused about the ending of Endless Knight…

    did Selena and Finn die trying to protect Matthew and Jack from the Lovers?

    • kaleigha said:

      I don’t think they died, but I do think they were badly injured. At least that is what I remember from Matt.

  7. They were injured and left for dead. Hopefully they will heal. Not guaranteed.

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