IAD/Dacians Character Guide

This character guide covers Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, and its spin-off, the Dacians.

– The Lore –

Every creature or being that was thought to be mythical . . . isn’t.

They all secretly exist alongside humans and enjoy the gift of immortality. There are hundreds of different kinds: from Vampires to Lykae, from Furies to Shifters, from the Fey to Valkyries.  And that is just the beginning…

– Berserkers –

Stronger and faster than mere mortals, they carry within them the spirit of the bear and can channel its ferocity into a berserkrage, temporarily becoming as powerful as an immortal. When a berserker wins his two hundredth battle in Wóden’s name, the god will grant him ohalla—immortality with untold strength.

Declan Chase – re-incarnate of Aidan the Fierce. Former Magister of the Order. Mate of Regin the Radiant. Story told in Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

Other Berserkers: Brandr the True

– Demons –

A collection of demon dynasties, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.  Many make their homes on Demon realms that are parallel to our own.

Cadeon Woede – Rage Demon. Younger brother of Rydstrom Woede. Mate of Holly Ashwin. Father of twins Brianna and Alyson. Story told in Dark Desires After Dark.

Rydstrom Woede – Rage Demon King. Older brother of Cadeon Woede. Mate of Sabine, Queen of Illusions. Story told in Kiss of a Demon King.

Other Demons: Abyssian (Sian) Infernas (Hell Demon), Acton (Storm), Asmodel, Caliban (Ferine), Caspion (Death), Deshazior (Storm), Durinda (Rage Demon), Gourlav (Hell Demon Primordial; deceased), Grimslade, Harmann (Ostrander Demon), King Mathar (Death Demon; deceased), Mia Woede (Rage), Nylson Woede (Rage; deceased), Pogerth (Pus Demon), Puck (Rage), Raum (Death Demon), Rok (Smoke), Ronath the Armorer (Trothan; deceased), Sneethy, Tarut (Dream), Zoe Woede (Rage)

– The Fey –

Often called “The Noble Fey”, they are masters in the art of poisons.  There are many different sub-sets, including Fire, Ice and Forest Fey.

Known Fey: Balery (The Hag), Hild, Jadian the Cold (Ice Fey), Jillian (Druidess), Magh the Canny (Queen; deceased), Mariah (deceased), Natalya the Shadow (Dark Fey), Saetthan (King), Sigmund (Ice Fey; deceased), Svana the Great (Ice Fey; deceased), Tera, Tierney

– Furiae –

Often mistaken for the Valkyrie, the Furies are ruthless she-warriors and deliverers of justice.

Known Furiae: Alecta the Unyielding (ruler)

– Gods and Godesses –

Some are good.  Some are evil.  No matter what side they support, they play a role in not only the Lore, but in determining the outcome of the Accession.

Known Gods: Crom Cruach (God of Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism; deceased), Freya, Haxa (The Queen of False Faces), Hekate, Hela, Kali (Goddess of Empowerment), Lamia (Goddess of Life and Fertility), Nerus (God of the Sea), Riora (Goddess of Impossibility), Saroh (Goddess of the Jinn), Saroya the Soul Reaper (deceased), Skathi (Goddess of the Hunt), Whope (Goddess of Peace), Woden

– The Lykae –

They display a wolf’s traits: the need for touch, an intense loyalty to its kind, and an animal craving for the delights of the flesh.  The Lykae have within them a fierce beast form that gives them incredible strength, speed and skill in battle.

Bowen MacRieve – third in line for the Lykae throne. Spent years mourning his supposed mate, Mariah. True mate of Mariketa the Awaited. Story told in Wicked Deeds On a Winter’s Night.

Garreth MacRieve – known as The Dark Prince. Younger brother of Lachlain MacRieve. Mate of Lucia the Huntress. Story told in Pleasure of a Dark Prince.

Lachlain MacRieve – King of the Lykae. Older brother of Garreth MacRieve. Captured and tortured by the Vampire Horde for over 150 years. Mate of Emmaline Troy. Story told in A Hunger Like No Other.

Uilleam MacRieve – twin brother of Munro MacRieve. Held captive by The Order. Mate of Chloe Todd. Story told in MacRieve.

Other Lykae: Ailis MacRieve (deceased), Angus MacRieve, Benneit, Cassandra, Darach Lyka (Morior; Primordial), Dughlas MacRieve (deceased), Heath MacRieve (presumed deceased), Madadh “Mad Dog”, Munro MacRieve, Ronan

– The Morior –

Made up of the Primordials, the first or oldest surviving of each species, the Morior are warriors without equal who are bonded by a strong mental link. They have seized control of most planes of existence, and are allied under Orion the Undoing.

Know Morior: Abyssian “Sian” Infernas (Demon), Allixta (Witch), Blace (Vampire), Kolossos, Orion the Undoing, Rune Darklight (Dark Fey), Uthyr (Dragon)

– Nymphs –

Highly sensual, the Nymphs are beings of extraordinary and flawless beauty, with a deep connection to nature. 

Known Nymphs: Brook (Water Nymph), Dalliance “Dalli” (Dryad), Dew (Water Nymph), Meliai (Dryad)

– Phantoms –

Although rare, Phantoms are powerful beings who are able to enter an intangible, ghost-like state at will. Nearly indestructible, they also possess the ability of telekinesis.

Neomi Laress – famous French ballerina. Killed at age 26, became a ghost tied to her former home. Turned Phantom by Mariketa the Awaited. Bride of Conrad Wroth. Story told in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge.

Other Phantoms: Salem

– The Sorceri –

Descendants of the enchantment caste of the House of Witches, the Sorceri are born with one innate root power, and the strongest of each power is referred to as a Queen. One of the weakest physically in the Lore, they have come to hold metals – especially gold – sacred.

Melanthe – Queen of Persuasion. Younger sister of Sabine. Held captive by the Order. Mate of Vrekener King Thronos Talos. Story told in Dark Skye.

Sabine – Queen of Illusions. Older sister of Melanthe. Patroness of Princess Bettina. Mate of Rage Demon King Rydstrom Woede. Story told in Kiss of a Demon King.

Other Sorceri: Eleara (deceased), Elisabet, Emberine (Queen of Flames), Felix the Duplicator, Groot the Metallurgist, Hettiah, Omort the Deathless (deceased), Felix the Duplicator (deceased), La Dorada (Queen of Golds and Evil), Morgana (Queen of the Sorceri), Portia (Queen of Stone)

– Succubae/Incubi –

Native to the Realm of Ubus, the Succubae (female) and Incubai (male) draw their nourishment from the sexual release of their partner. Known to be fawning and beguiling, intercourse with the same partner more than three times results in a mystical bond known as envenoming. Mating with humans is usually avoided, but a child born of a Human/Succubae pairing is known as a Cambion.

Chloe Todd – Cambion. Daughter of Order Commander Preston Webb and Fiore, a Succubus. Star soccer player. Mate of Uilleam MacRieve. Story told in MacRieve.                             

Other Succubae: Dehlia, Fiore (deceased), Gisela (Healer), Nieve (Warrior), Ruelle (deceased)

– The Valkyrie –

The Valkyrie are among the most feared in The Lore. They take sustenance from the electrical energy of the earth, sharing it in one collective power, and give it back with their emotions in the form of lightning.

Daniela the Ice Maiden – Queen of the Ice Fey. Bride of Murdoch Wroth. Story told in Untouchable (Deep Kiss of Winter). 

Holly Ashwin – Phd. mathematician at Tulane. The Vessel. Mate of Cadeon Woede. Mother of twins Brianna and Alyson. Story told in Dark Desires After Dusk.

Kaderin the Cold Hearted – prolific Vampire killer. Triplet sister of Rika and Dasha. Bride of Sebastian Wroth. Story told in No Rest for the Wicked.

Lucia the Huntress – the Archer. Forced wife of Cannibal God Crom Cruach. Mate of Garreth MacRieve. Story told in Pleasure of a Dark Prince.

Myst the Coveted – considered the most beautiful of all Valkyries. Bride of Nikolai Wroth. Story told in The Warlord Wants Forever.

Nix the Ever Knowing – Primordial Valkyrie. Most powerful Oracle ever to live. Controls the direction of the Ascension.

Regin the Radiant – last of the Radiant Ones. Sword master. Mate of Declan Chase. Story told in Dreams of a Dark Warrior.

Other Valkyrie: Annika, Atalanta, Cara the Fair, Dasha, Folly, Furie (Queen of the Valkyrie), Greta the Bold (deceased), Helen of Troy (deceased), Mina, Rika

– Vampires –

Includes two warring factions, the evil Vampire Horde who drink their victims to death, and the Forbearer Army who do not drink directly from the fresh. And now, there are the mysterious Dacians… 

Conrad Wroth – Forebearer. Youngest of the Wroth brothers. Former monk turned Vampire Hunter. Mate of Neomi Laress. Story told in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge.

Elizabeth “Ellie” Peirce Daciano – Dacian. Possessed by Saroya the Soul Reaper as a teenager. Bride of Lothaire Daciano. Story told in Lothaire.

Lothaire Daciano – Horde/Dacian. Known as the Enemy of Old. Heir of both the Horde and Dacian thrones. Mate of Elizabeth “Ellie” Pierce Daciano. Story told in Lothaire.

Murdoch Wroth – Forebearer. Second oldest Wroth brother. Mate of Daniele the Ice Maiden. Story told in Untouchable (Deep Kiss of Winter).

Nikolai Wroth – Forebearer. Oldest of the Wroth brothers. As a human, was known as the Overlord. Mate of Myst the Coveted. Story told in The Warlord Wants Forever.

Sebastian Wroth – Forebearer. Second youngest Wroth brother. Brilliant strategist and scholar. Mate of Kaderin the Coldhearted. Story told in No Rest for the Wicked.

Trehan Daciano – Dacian Prince. Last heir of the House of Shadow. King of the Deathly Ones. Mate of Princess Bettina. Story told in Shadow’s Claim.

Other Vampires: Aleksander (Forebearer), Blace (Morior; Primordial), Demestriu (Horde; deceased), Demyan (Forebearer), Ivana Daciano (Dacian; deceased), Ivo the Cruel (Horde; deceased), Kalev (Forebearer), Kosmina “Mina” (Dacian), Kristoff (Forebearer King), Lukyan (Forebearer), Marco (Forebearer), Markov (Forebearer), Mirceo (Dacian), Rurik (Forebearer), Serghei (Dacian; deceased), Stefanovich (Horde; deceased), Stelian (Dacian), Tymur the Allegiant (Horde; deceased), Viceroy (Horde; deceased), Viktor (Dacian)

– Vrekeners –

Considered the Guardians of the Lore, the Vrekeners act almost as supernatural sheriffs, punishing anyone who threatens the secrecy of the immortals. Their sacred duty is to keep the existence of the Lore from human kind, but that has left them judgmental and somewhat pious. Because of their dragon-like wings, they were able to make their home in the air territories, which were massive floating islands above the clouds. Natural enemies of the Sorceri. Now considered to be a branch of the Demonarchy.

Thronos Talos – warlord and avenger. Badly injured and scarred from a childhood incident. Succeeded his brother Aristo as King of the Vrekeners. Mate of Melanthe, Queen of Persuasion. Story told in Dark Skye.

Other Vrekeners: Aristo Talos (former King; deceased), Cadmus (Knight General), Jasen (Knight)

– Witches –

Mystical mercenaries who sell their spells, they are separated into five castes: warrior, healer, enchantress, conjurer, and seeress.  Also includes Warlocks.

Carrow Graie – rare three-caste witch with a specialty in love spells. Held captive by the Order. Takes in orphaned juvenile Witch Ruby. Mate of Malkom Slaine. Story told in Demon From the Dark.

Mariketa the Awaited – Queen of Reflections. Most powerful Witch born in generations, with powers from all five castes. Mate of Bowen MacRieve. Story told in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night.

Other Witches: Allixta (Morior), Amanda (deceased), Belee, Elianna, Ruby, Warren

– Hybrids-

Not all beings in The Lore fall neatly into one species or another.  There are some that have mixed blood – and varying degrees of power.

Bettina, Princess of Abaddon – Demon/Sorceri. Queen of Hearts. Attacked and nearly killed by Vrekeners. Artist and weapons maker. Bride of Prince Trehan Daciano. Story told in Shadow’s Claim.

Emmaline Troy – Valkyrie/Vampire. Daughter of Valkyrie Helen of Troy and Horde Vampire Demestriu. Mate of Lykae King Lachlain MacRieve. Story told in A Hunger Like No Other.

Josephine – Vampire/Phantom. Primordial Phantom. Born Kierra, from the lost realm of Apparitia. Older sister of Thaddeus Brayden. Mate of Rune Darklight. Story told in Sweet Ruin.

Malkom Slaine – Demon/Vampire. Former Commander in the Trothan army. Considered the most dangerous of all Lore creatures. Held captive by the Order. Mate of Carrow Graie. Story told in Demon From the Dark.

Rune Darklight – Fey/Demon. One of the Morior. Mother a Fey King, mother a Rune Demon slave. Poison black blood. Assassin and secrets master. Mate of Josephine. Story told in Sweet Ruin.

Thaddeus “Thad” Brayden – Vampire/Phantom. Held captive by the Order. Younger brother of Josephine.

Other Hybrids: Alyson Woede (Valkyrie/Rage Demon), Brianna Woede (Valkyrie/Rage Demon), Imatra (Demon/Sorceress), Kallen the Just (Demon/Vampire; deceased), Rodrigo Gamboa (Human/Demon)

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white character guide

*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark series, complete up to Sweet Ruin.  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.

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Abyssian Infernas – Hell Demon

  • see Sian

Aidan the Fierce (see Declan Chase) – Berserker

  • first mentioned in No Rest for the Wicked
  • a legendary Norse warrior, the most powerful Berserker in history
  • on his deathbead, vows to return to Regin the Radiant
  • has been reborn over and over for a thousand years, into different lives
  • always dies again just as he remembers his connection to Regin
  • each reincarnate represents a different aspect of Aidan’s personality
  • re-incarnated as Treves, Gabriel, Edward and Declan Chase
  • each borrowed lifetime ends more tragically than the last
  • massively muscled, thick blonde hair, wintery gray eyes, sun darkened skin
  • over six and a half feet tall
  • originally killed by a vampire assassin
  • in this re-incarnation is Declan Chase

Ailis MacRieve – Lykae

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • mother of Uilleam and Munro MacRieve
  • wife and mate of Dughlas MacRieve
  • impetuous and passionate, fierce and protective
  • horrified by the abuse her son Uilleam suffered from Lady Ruelle
  • killed by Lady Ruelle’s vampire lover
  • pregnant with a daughter when she was killed
  • pretty, with doe brown eyes

Acton – Storm Demon

  • first mentioned in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • first boyfriend of Mariketa the Awaited

Alecta the Unyielding – Furiae

  • first mentioned in A Hunger Like No Other
  • leader of the Furies

Aleksander – Vampire

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • an Estonian Forbearer
  • killed and turned Vampire in the same battle that killed the Wroths
  • loyal to the Wroth brothers

Allixta – Witch

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a Primordial, one of the Morior
  • the Overlady of Witches
  • able to create shields and neutralize the magic of others
  • green eyes

Alyson “Aly” Woede – Valkyrie/Rage Demon

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • youngest twin daughter of Cadeon Woede and Holly Ashwin
  • sister of Brianna
  • although still an infant, already able to trace
  • blonde hair and violet eyes
  • pointed ears

Amanda – Witch

  • first mentioned in Demon From the Dark
  • cousin of Carrow Graie
  • killed by The Order when her daughter Ruby was kidnapped

Angus MacRieve – Lykae

  • first mentioned in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • father of Bowen MacRieve
  • passed his mistrust of Witches onto his son

Annika – Valkyrie

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • foster-mother to Emmaline Troy
  • brilliant strategist and fearless fighter
  • devoted her life to destroying the Horde
  • took over after Valkyrie Queen Furie was captured

Aristo Talos – Vrekener

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • former king of the Vrekeners
  • brother of Thronos Talos
  • has spent centuries hunting and abusing the Sorceri
  • never followed the austere Vrekener ways
  • drank heavily, lied constantly, and had many conquests
  • art of the group that attacks and nearly kills Princess Bettina
  • caused several of Sabine’s deaths
  • killed by Trehan Daciano

Asmodel – Demon

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • an exiled criminal sent to the plane of Oblivion
  • attempts to capture Carrow Graie
  • killed by Malkom Slaine

Atalanta – Valkyrie

  • first mentioned in A Hunger Like No Other
  • a Valkyrie of legend, gifted with amazing speed
  • from the New Zealand coven

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Bagatur the Battle Crafter

  • first mentioned in Dark Skye
  • leader of the Three Century Rebellion in the Quandimi realm

Balery (The Hag) – Fey

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • mistress of poisons and potions
  • as a child, was fed small amounts of poison until her skin became permanently lethal
  • imprisoned by Omort the Deathless, cursed to appear old and ugly for over 500 years
  • reverts to her true appearance when Omort is killed
  • visions led Lothaire to find his bride Elizabeth Peirce
  • becomes Lothaire’s Royal Oracle in Dacia
  • small pointed fey ears, dainty features
  • curly brown hair, soulful brown eyes that spark green with emotion

Belee – Witch

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • young member of the House of Witches
  • transfers from Blakulla
  • take charge and controlling
  • sells spells door-to-door
  • puts Chloe Todd up for bid to the Lore after she is kidnapped
  • glossy black hair and luminous brown eyes

Benjamin Rossiter – Human

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • a passenger aboard the Contessa with Garreth MacRieve and Lucia the Huntress
  • a Doctor at Cornell University
  • slowly dying from Fatal Insomnia

Benneit – Lykae

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • known as Big Ben
  • older brother of Ronan
  • lost his mother and sister in a ghoul attack, father committed suicide
  • taken in by Munro MacRieve
  • 23 years old
  • shy, quiet and unassuming
  • has not yet learned to control his beast
  • nearly 7 feet tall, a giant even among the Lykae
  • thick black hair that hangs over one eye

Bettina, Princess – Demon/Sorceri (Shadow’s Claim)

  • first appearance in Shadow’s Claim
  • in line to be ruler of the demon realm of Abaddon
  • god-daughter of Morgana, Queen of Sorceri and Raum, Grand Duke of the Deathly Ones
  • father King Mathar killed in battle, mother Eleara killed by Vrekeners
  • Sorceri Queen of Hearts, able to stop anyone’s heart instantly
  • attacked and nearly killed by Vrekeners, Sorceri powers stolen
  • terrified of being attacked again, scared to be outside
  • master jewelry designer and weapons maker
  • sees the world through an artist’s eyes
  • 22 years old
  • slender, with delicate features
  • dark, wildly plaited hair
  • high cheekbones, elegant jaw and pointed chin
  • champagne brown eyes ringed with black
  • bride of Prince Trehan Daciano

Birgit – Human

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • a buxom brunette serving wench in the hall of Aidan the Fierce

Blace – Primordial Vampire

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a Primordial, one of the Morior
  • the first Vampire
  • ancient and wise, with unmatched skill in battle
  • dark brown hair

Bowen MacRieve – Lykae (Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night)

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • also known as Bowen the Bitter
  • third in line for the Lykae throne
  • had been bespelled by Mariah, making him believe she was his mate
  • tormented for centuries by the death of his believed mate, Mariah
  • spent his life trying to drink his pain away
  • former general of the Lykae army
  • has an intense dislike of witches
  • very tall, with jet-black hair and golden eyes
  • 1200 years old
  • mated to Mariketa the Awaited

Brandr the True – Berserker

  • first appearance in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • closest friend of Aidan the Fierce
  • completely loyal
  • gains immortality after winning Ohalla, acts as Regin’s protector
  • as strong as any male in the lore
  • has forever been too late to save Aidan or his incarnates
  • allowed himself to be captured by the Order to stay close to Regin
  • tall and muscular, with black hair and green eyes

Brayden, Mr.

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • adopted father of Thaddeus Brayden
  • kind and loving
  • had a ruddy face and a big, booming laugh
  • died in a work accident when Thaddeus was 4

Brayden, Mrs.

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a librarian from Houston, Texas
  • kind, compassionate and determined
  • adopted mother of Thaddeus Brayden
  • gave food and care to Josephine and Thaddeus when they were children
  • found Josephine’s body after she was shot and killed
  • husband died in a work accident
  • dark brown shoulder length hair and light brown eyes

Brianna “Bri” Woede – Valkyrie/Rage Demon

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • eldest twin daughter of Cadeon Woede and Holly Ashwin
  • sister of Alyson
  • although still an infant, already able to trace
  • blonde hair and violet eyes
  • pointed ears

Brook – Water Nymph

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • flawlessly beautiful, with red hair

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Cadeon Woede – Rage Demon (Dark Desires After Dusk)

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • also called Cadeon the Kingmaker
  • known along with brother Rydstrom as “the Woede”
  • a ruthless mercenary, he can take any throne except the one lost by his brother Rydstrom
  • is thought to have cost Rydstrom his kingdom, now spends his life to atone and to have revenge
  • considered violent, impulsive and misguided
  • lower class accent, rough in nature even though he is a royal
  • over 6 foot 6, tawny hair and green eyes
  • more than 900 years old
  • mate of Holly Ashwin
  • father of twins Brianna and Alyson

Cadmus – Vrekener

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • the General Knight of war in the Vrekeners
  • tries to incite war with the Demons, Vampires and Sorceri
  • beefy, imposing build
  • waxy skin
  • light hair and eyes

Calder Vincente – Human (believed)

  • first appearance in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • former Army Ranger
  • right-hand man of Declan Chase
  • a guard in the Order facility
  • a spy placed to gather information on the Order
  • burly, looks like an ex-boxer
  • dark haired, native American features
  • married to Succubus Dehlia

Caliban – Ferine Demon

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • leader of the Ferine Demons
  • competes against the Lykae in a yearly, brutal  rugby match

Cara the Fair – Valkyrie

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • also called Carafina
  • younger twin sister of the Valkyrie Queen, Furie
  • lives a hard, spartan lifestyle
  • intense hatred of vampires since the abduction of her sister
  • part Fury, has fiery wings appear when she becomes angry
  • guardian of a human male named Michael
  • raven hair and violet eyes

Carrow Graie – Witch (Demon From the Dark)

  • first mentioned in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • also known as Carrow the Incarcerated
  • a party girl, frequently arrested on disorderly conduct
  • best friend of Mariketa the Awaited
  • abandoned and ignored by her noble but cold family at age 12
  • held captive by The Order
  • a rare three-caste witch…mainly warrior, with a speciality in love spells
  • emotion based power, feeds off of happiness
  • beautiful, with raven hair, pale skin, green eyes that change brightness with emotion
  • 49 years old
  • takes in orphaned young witch Ruby
  • mate of Malkom Slaine

Caspion the Tracker – Death Demon

  • first appearance in Shadow’s Claim
  • grew up begging in the streets
  • became a skilled bounty hunter and swordsman, worked to earn the respect of the people of Abaddon
  • will gain strength with every kill he makes
  • a womanizing playboy with a penchant for drinking
  • bold and brash, but good hearted
  • uses his position to secretly help orphans and foundlings
  • best friend of Princess Bettina
  • unlawfully left the Realm of Blood and Mist
  • hunted by Trehan, the Prince of Shadow
  • winner of the tournament for the crown of Abaddon, but turned on by the people
  • leaves Abaddon for a Hell-plane to gain strength, vows to never again know defeat
  • 25 years old
  • over 6 foot 6 and muscled
  • handsome and strong, with polished horns that glint like amber
  • bronzed skin, curling blonde hair and midnight blue eyes
  • strong chin, broad cheekbones, full lips

Cassandra – Lykae

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • has pursued Lachlain MacRieve for centuries
  • long, coffee-colored hair and green eyes

Charlie Ambos – Human

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • actually the morphed male version of Izabel Ambos
  • works as a deck-hand aboard the Contessa

Chloe Todd – Human/Succubus (MacRieve)

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • the Cambion daughter of Commander Preston Webb and the Succubus Fiore
  • Stanford graduate and Olympic hopeful soccer player
  • spent her life believing she was completely human
  • small but fierce, and a tough competitor
  • does whatever she sets her mind to, no matter the odds
  • proud, brave and loyal
  • kidnapped by teenagers from the House of Witches and put up for auction
  • sold to the Praevus, but rescued by Uilleam MacRieve
  • a total tomboy who has never cared about her looks
  • 24 years old
  • 5 foot 3
  • intense hazel eyes and short, sun-streaked tawny hair
  • light freckles across her nose and cheeks
  • small, pointed chin, full lips
  • looks become softer and more alluring after her transition
  • mate of Uilleam MacRieve

Clarence Schecter – Human

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • a Passenger aboard the Contessa on the Amazon river
  • uses a lure to attract the giant Caimans

Colm Chase – Human

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • younger brother of Declan Chase
  • killd at age 15

Conrad Wroth – Vampire (Dark Needs at Night’s Edge)

  • first mentioned in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • youngest of the four Wroth brothers
  • Estonian
  • formerly part of a monastic order, the Kapsliga, that hunted vampires
  • turned against his will by his brothers Nikolai and Murdoch
  • becomes a fallen vampire, a notorious killer for hire
  • even in bloodlust, has only killed evil men
  • considered insane due to the memories from all of the victims he drank from
  • even stronger than other vampires, one of the most powerful beings in the Lore
  • huge, with the blood-red eyes of the horde
  • 300 years old
  • mate of Neomi Laress

Crom Cruach – God of Human Sacrifice and Cannibalism

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • also known as The Broken Bloody One
  • has the power to infect beings, making them kill those the infected love most
  • basis for the modern idea of Satan
  • has the power to bring about an apocalypse
  • tricked a young Lucia into becoming his wife
  • true form is a massive, misshapen body with cloven hooves, horns, pus-running yellow and red eyes
  • tries to rise from his lair every 500 years

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Dalliance “Dalli” – Nymph

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a long time friend of Rune Darklight
  • over a thousand years old
  • incredibly beautiful, with a killer body
  • wide gray eyes and long flowing hair

Daniela the Ice Maiden – Valkyrie (Untouchable in Deep Kiss of Winter)

  • first mentioned in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • rightful Queen of the Ice Fey (Icere)
  • cannot be touched by any but her own people without suffering extreme pain
  • only thrives in extreme cold, becomes weakened in heat
  • can wield cold as a weapon
  • has been hunted by the usurper Icere King for centuries
  • targeted for assassination
  • pale blonde hair, vivid blue eyes, pale freezing skin
  • 2000 years old
  • Bride of Murdoch Wroth

Darach Lyka – Primordial Lykae

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a Primordial, one of the Morior
  • the first werewolf, the largest and fiercest of the entire species
  • quietly intense, but has little control over himself
  • the best tracker in all the worlds
  • each change from wolf to human becomes more difficult, will soon be unable to return to his human form
  • levels Val Hall with his roar
  • nine foot tall Lykae form

Dasha – Valkyrie

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • full-blooded triplet sister of Kaderin and Rika
  • killed by a vampire on the battlefield 1000 years ago
  • brought to present day by Kaderin and Sebastian using Thrane’s key

Davis – Human

  • first mentioned in Lothaire
  • former teenaged boyfriend of Elizabeth Peirce
  • both legs broken by Lothaire after he saw them kissing

Declan Chase  – Berserker (Dreams of a Dark Warrior)

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • reincarnate of Aidan the Fierce
  • born in Belfast, has faint Irish accent
  • family killed when he was 17
  • fed from and tortured by the Neoptera while his parents and brother were killed
  • wounds carved into his body from neck to waist, back and hands
  • former Magister of The Order, has lived only to destroy Lore beings
  • hates to be touched, keeps as much of his skin covered as possible
  • has always lived with the needs of his past lives competing with his current one
  • haunted by the vague nightmares of Aidan’s death
  • the only incarnate strong enough to not be taken over by Aidan
  • has spent his life trying to hide his superhuman strength and speed
  • in his mid 30’s
  • 6 foot 6, with straight longish black hair and gray eyes, pale skin and scarred face
  • earns Ohalla in his battle against the Pravux
  • becomes Declan the Fierce
  • mate of Regin the Radiant

Dehlia – Succubus

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • held captive by the Order
  • a hunter of exiled Succubae
  • married to Calder Vincente

Demestriu – Vampire

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • originally named Fyodor
  • King of the Vampires, leader of the Horde
  • brother of former Horde King Stefanovich, uncle of Lothaire
  • recruited Lothaire to kill immortals and harvest their powers and memories
  • biological father of Emmaline Troy
  • long white hair, pink eyes
  • killed by Emmaline Troy

Demyan – Vampire

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • an Estonian Forbearer
  • killed and turned in the same battle that killed the Wroth brothers
  • loyal to the Wroth brothers

Deshazior – Storm Demon

  • first appearance in Dark Desires After Dusk
  • a former pirate and ally of the Valkyrie
  • teasing, playful and charming
  • makes his living teleporting Loreans
  • over a thousand years old
  • 7 feet tall
  • large, forward pointing horns

Dew – Water Nymph

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • flawlessly beautiful, with blonde hair

Dixon, Dr.

  • see Kelli Dixon, Dr.

Dughlas MacRieve – Lykae

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • the Lord of Conall Keep, Sentinel of the Woods
  • solemn and thoughtful
  • massive and very strong
  • tall, with thick black hair
  • father of Uilleam and Munro MacRieve
  • mate Ailis MacRieve killed by the Vampire lover of Lady Ruelle
  • committed suicide less than a week after his mate died

Durinda – Rage Demoness

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • former lady-in-waiting to the Woede sisters
  • long chestnut hair and petite horns

Dustin Todd

  • see Preston Webb, Commander

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Edward – Re-incarnate of Aidan the Fierce

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • represented the pure love of Regin
  • a young English cavalryman
  • killed by sniper fire saving Regin when he was 25

Eleara – Sorceri

  • first mentioned in Shadow’s Claim
  • mate of King Mathar, mother of Princess Bettina of the Deathly Ones
  • an incomparable beauty
  • killed by Vrekeners just after her daughter’s birth

Elianna – Witch

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • one of the Ancients
  • mentor of Mariketa the Awaited
  • had a Witch mother and human father
  • although immortal through her mother, her humanity ensures she continues to age
  • over 400 years old

Elisabet – Sorceri

  • first mentioned in Kiss of a Demon King
  • mother of Melanthe, Sabine, and Omort the Deathless
  • disowned by her noble Deie Sorceri family after the birth of Omort
  • had been the chosen vessel of her own time
  • obsessed with the creation of gold past the point of sanity
  • neglected her children in her pursuit of gold
  • black hair and crazed blue eyes
  • beheaded by the Vrekener king, along with her husband

Elizabeth “Ellie” Ann Peirce Daciano – Vampire (Lothaire)

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • from a poor but proud mountain family in Virginia
  • daughter of Ruth, niece of Ephraim, sister of Joshua
  • father killed in a mine collapse
  • flirty and sexy, but determined not to be a teenage mother like the women in her own family
  • worked at an outfitter shop for years to be able to afford to go to college
  • possessed by Saroya the Soul Reaper at age 18
  • spent 5 years on death row for crimes committed by Saroya
  • educated herself in prison, received a degree in Psychology
  • freed from Saroya’s possession by La Dorada
  • turned vampire by Lothaire using the Ring of Sums
  • a few inches over 5 feet tall, slim but curvy
  • long coffee colored hair wavy
  • unusual smoky gray eyes
  • heavy mountain accent
  • nicknamed Lizvetta by Lothaire
  • Bride of Lothaire

Emberine (Ember), Queen of Flames – Sorceress

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • has the power of a hundred fire demons, the speed of flames
  • can shoot fire from her hands or turn herself into flame
  • fights on the side of evil
  • volatile temperament
  • red and black hair worn in Sorceri braids
  • rumored long-time lover of Portia, Queen of Stone

Emmaline Troy – Half Vampire /half Valkyrie (A Hunger Like No Other)

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • daughter of Horde Vampire leader Demestriu and Valkyrie Helen of Troy
  • Tulane graduate with a degree in Popular Culture
  • unable to tell a lie without becoming violently ill
  • always felt ashamed of her Vampire side
  • always was timid, never fit into the strong and violent Valkyries
  • finds her strength after she begins to take blood from Lachlain MacRieve
  • becomes tracing teacher of Thaddeus Brayden and Elizabeth Peirce
  • small, with pale blonde curly hair, blue eyes, fey in appearance
  • 70 years old
  • mate of Lachlain MacRieve, Queen of the Lykae

Ephraim Peirce – Human

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • uncle of Elizabeth and Joshua Peirce
  • brother in law of Ruth Peirce
  • poor but proud
  • owned an outfitters shop, but forced to work in the coal mines to make ends meet
  • devoted to his family
  • rough, weathered face

Erol

  • first mentioned in Shadow’s Claim
  • owner of a Lorean bar

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Fegley – Human

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • the warden in The Order run facility on the Island
  • brutish and bullying, delights in the abuse and torture of the Immortal prisoners
  • stout, with beady eyed
  • hand cut off by Melanthe, burned alive by Emberine

Felix the Duplicator – Sorcerer

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • has the power to make anyone believe any lie he tells
  • seduced Melanthe in the past in order to steal her powers of battle sorcery and clairsentience
  • striking looking, with blonde hair
  • beheaded by Thronos Talos

Fiore – Succubus

  • first mentioned in MacRieve
  • mother of Chloe Todd
  • sister of Gisela, aunt of Nieve
  • from the Ubus realm
  • a legendary hunter charged with tracking and executing exiled Succubae
  • had been a prisoner of Preston Webb, seduced him trying to escape
  • caught and killed by Preston Webb after trying to escape with their daughter Chloe Todd
  • tawny hair and intense hazel eyes

Folly – Valkyrie

  • first mentioned in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • a rogue Valkyrie
  • Regin’s arch nemesis

Freya – Goddess

  • first mentioned in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • one of the three parents of all Valkyrie
  • known for her Fey beauty

Furie – Queen of the Valkyrie

  • first mentioned in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • part fire winged Arch Fury
  • twin sister of Cara the Fair
  • captured by the Horde 50 years ago
  • chained on the bottom of the Ocean to drown eternally
  • found by Nereus and taken to his realm, Sargasoe
  • lavender eyes with dark rings around the irises
  • long, black hair

Fyodor – Vampire

  • see Demestriu

-G-

Gabriel – Reincarnate of Aidan the Fierce

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • a Privateer known as Gabriel the Spaniard
  • represented Aidan’s humor and lustiness
  • turned his back on his Queen and his duty for a life with Regin
  • killed in a shipwreck

Garreth MacRieve – Lykae (Pleasure of a Dark Prince)

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • known as The Dark Prince for his wild ways
  • the reluctant ruler of the Lykae for 150 years after his brother Lachlain’s imprisonment
  • stubborn and determined
  • charming and flirty, but focuses completely on his goals
  • chases Lucia the Huntress for over a year
  • tall, with golden eyes, thick dark hair
  • Scottish accent
  • over 1000 years old
  • mate of Lucia the Huntress

Gisela – Succubus

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • a healer in the Ubus Realm
  • sister Fiore killed by Preston Webb
  • aunt of Chloe Todd, mother of Nieve
  • caring and sympathetic
  • looks to be in her mid-20’s
  • beautiful, with black hair

Gourlav – Hell Demon

  • first appearance in Shadow’s Claim
  • a Primordial
  • also called the Father of Terrors
  • the King of Hell planes untold, twin brother of Abyssian “Sian” Infernas
  • entered into the tournament for Princess Bettina and the Crown of Abaddon to find a willing wife
  • very old, but deadly skilled and very fast
  • had a body built for war
  • one spilled drop of his blood will spawn countless monsters
  • pebbly green skin like a toad and yellow slitted eyes
  • had both fangs and tusks
  • over 10 feet tall, with six huge horns
  • killed by Trehan Daciano

Gram – Human

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • mother of Mrs. Brayden, adopted grandmother of Thaddeus Brayden
  • moved in to the Brayden house after her son-in-law died

Greta the Bold – Valkyrie

  • first mentioned in Dark Desires After Dusk
  • part Fury Valkyrie mother of Holly Ashwin
  • a legendary warrior, master strategist and leader
  • killed in battle
  • fell in love with a human who was eventually killed in revenge for one of Greta’s raids

Grimslade – Demon

  • first appearance in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • from a warrior breed of demons raised underground in the most hellish of conditions
  • aversion to things both bright and beautiful

Groot the Metallurgist – Sorcerer

  • first appearance in dark desires after dusk
  • half-brother of Omort the Deathless
  • a blacksmith as well as a sorcerer, able to enchant metal
  • an extremely powerful mind reader
  • has crafted the only weapon that can kill Omort
  • huge and muscled, with a sallow complexion and pale eyes

-H-

Hag, The

  • see Balery

Harmann – Ostrander Demon

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • shape-shifting butler for the MacRieve family
  • horned, with long ears
  • usually assumes the form of a young human male

Haxa – Goddess

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • also known as the Queen of False Faces
  • evil one of three Goddess sisters (Haxa, Hela, Hekate)
  • the most powerful Sorceress ever to live
  • feeds off of trapped souls and misery
  • be-spelled Bowen MacRieve to believe his mate was Mariah
  • had her powers bound by her sisters when she became too strong
  • can assume the form of anything or anyone, living or dead, and turn any being into dust
  • killed by Mariketa the Awaited

Heath MacRieve – Lykae

  • first mentioned in A Hunger Like No Other
  • youngest brother of Lachlain and Garreth MacRieve
  • set out centuries ago to avenge his father’s murder by the Horde
  • presumed dead

Hekate – Goddess

  • first mentioned in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • one of three Goddess sisters (Haxa, Hela, Hekate)
  • the Goddess worshiped by witches
  • she is a balance of good and evil

Hela – Goddess

  • first mentioned in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • one of three Goddess sisters (Haxa, Hela, Hekate)
  • there is fear she is no longer purely good

Helen of Troy – Valkyrie

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • of Lyndian descent
  • bride of Horde leader Demestriu, mother of Emmaline Troy
  • deceased

Hettiah – Sorceress

  • first mentioned in Kiss of a Demon King
  • has the ability to neutralize the powers of others
  • half-sister and lover of Omort the Deathless
  • physically resembles Sabine

Hild – Fey

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • a legendary Fey archer
  • has a romantic interest in Tera
  • quiet, but when he speaks others listen

Honorius – Mystic

  • first appearance in Shadow’s Claim
  • a blind mystic who possesses great power
  • alters the Vrekener’s scythe for Trehan to kill Gourlav the Primordial

Holly Ashwin – Valkyrie (Dark Desires After Dusk)

  • first appearance in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • also known as Holly the Bright
  • daughter of Valkyrie Greata the Bold and a human civil engineer
  • a Phd mathematician teaching at Tulane
  • a neat freak with obsessive compulsive disorder
  • adopted into human family, immortality brought on by lightning strike
  • the Vessel, destined to bear a warrior child of either ultimate good or ultimate evil, depending on the nature of the father
  • strawberry-blonde hair, violet eyes
  • mate of Cadeon Woede
  • mother of twins Brianna and Alyson

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Imatra – Demon/Sorceress

  • first appearance in Dark Desires After Dusk
  • born of a Sorcerer and a Demoness, getting the strength of both
  • owns a lore tavern on the Mississippi called The Sandbar
  • minion of Groot the Metallurgist

Ivan – Human

  • first mentioned in No Rest for the Wicked
  • Russian military contact of Regin the Radiant
  • assists Regin and Kaderin in a leg of the Talisman’s Hie
  • tall and Blonde

Ivana Daciano (Ivana the Bold) – Vampire

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • daughter of King Serghei of Dacia
  • fell in love with Horde King Stefanovich at first sight, left the Daci to be with him
  • reckless and impulsive, with an intense loathing of mortals
  • hated within the Horde court
  • cast out of Helvita along with her son Lothaire, sacrificed herself so he could survive
  • made Lothaire vow to have revenge on those who wronged her
  • raped and killed by humans just outside the mists of Dacia
  • ice blue eyes and white blonde hair

Ivo the Cruel – Vampire

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • second in command of Horde Vampire King Demestriu
  • created an unstoppable breed of Vampire-turned-Demons
  • shaved head, Horde red eyes
  • killed by Lachlain MacRieve

Izabel Carlotta Ambos – Human

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • cook aboard the Contessa, in love with the captain
  • cursed to morph into a male form
  • as a male, uses the identiy Charlie Ambos

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Jadian the Cold – Ice Fey

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • General of the Icere
  • assassinated King Sigmund of the Icere, determined to restore Daniela to the throne
  • unemotional and ruthless
  • becomes King of the Icere when Daniela abdicates the throne
  • 6 foot 6
  • intense blue eyes, thick blonde hair, cobalt tracings on arms to attract females

Jasen – Vrekener

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • a Knight of the Vrekeners
  • briefly assumed the role of leader after King Aristo was killed
  • level headed and reasonable
  • tall and broad shouldered
  • rangy build
  • olive green eyes, sandy brown hair worn tied back
  • slivered talons on his wings

Jels – Warlock/Those Best Forgotten

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • controls a vassaled Madadh
  • tries to force Munro MacRieve to unleash his beast so he can be controlled
  • spindly frame draped in a purple robe
  • bald, with a sunken face

Jillian – Fey Druidess

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • mother of Mariketa the Awaited
  • trapped by the Goddess Haxa when she went to plead for the life of her husband Warren

Josephine – Vampire/Phantom (Sweet Ruin)

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • born Kierra, from the Phantom realm of Apparitia
  • sent by her mother through a portal when their home was destroyed
  • spent thousands of years lost in a void, probably the Primordial of the Phantoms
  • found wandering the streets of Houston as a child, with no memory of her past
  • completely devoted to her brother, Thaddeus Brayden
  • as a child, was sullen and sickly looking with jaundiced skin and eyes
  • a protector at heart, killed by a gang leader after burning down his home when she was 8
  • arose as a Phantom, with incredible speed and strength
  • Vampire instincts make her toy with her targets like prey
  • has always felt alone, often inhabits others to feel a human connection
  • after drinking blood, became healthy and strong
  • strong telekinetic powers
  • 25 years old
  • 5 foot 6 and curvy, with a goth vibe
  • long, thich curly brown hair, alabaster skin
  • hazel eyes with blue flecks
  • mate of Rune Darklight

Joshua Peirce – Human

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • brother of Elizabeth Peirce
  • son of Ruth Peirce
  • rambunctious and fun

JT – Human

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • gang member in Houston, Texas
  • brother of TJ
  • part of Wally’s crew
  • killed by Josephine

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Kaderin the Coldhearted – Valkyrie (No Rest for the Wicked)

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • most high-profile Valkyrie due to her Talisman’s Hie successes
  • her coven’s most prolific vampire killer
  • strings the fangs of her Vampire kills across her room
  • cursed to feel no emotion after the deaths of her two full-blooded triplet sisters (Rika, Dasha) hundreds of years ago
  • spent centuries looking for a way to bring her sisters back
  • long, curling pale blonde hair
  • coffee-dark brown eyes
  • 2000 years old
  • Bride of Sebastian Wroth

Kalev – Vampire

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • an Estonian Forbearer
  • killed and turned in the same battle that killed the Wroths
  • loyal to the Wroth brothers

Kali – Goddess

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • the Goddess of Empowerment

Kallen the Just – Demon/Vampire

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • Crown Prince of the Trothan demonarchy
  • beloved by his people, considered noble and just
  • leader of the rebellion to remove vampires from control over the Demon plane of Oblivion
  • turned by the Viceroy into vampire demon
  • Malkom Slaine’s only friend
  • killed by Malkom Slaine after Kallen betrays him

Kelli Dixon, Dr. – Human

  • head surgeon and researcher of The Order
  • the physician in charge of prisoner research
  • assistant of Declan Chase
  • supplies Declan Chase with the drugs to keep his abilities harnessed
  • devoted to the study and extermination of all Immortals
  • considers herself in love with Declan Chase
  • takes a special interest in Uilleam MacRieve
  • an athletic figure and even, if unremarkable, features
  • dull brown hair, over-sized glasses
  • ripped limb from limb by Uilleam MacRieve in the escape from the Order

Kereny “Ren”

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • destined mate of Munro MacRieve
  • kidnapped by Those Best Forgotten from another time and place
  • used to control Munro MacRieve
  • poisoned and near death, lifeblood being turned to stone
  • can only be saved if turned Lykae by Munro MacRieve
  • speaks with a light accent
  • looks barely out of her teens
  • beautiful like a gypsy, with wild raven black hair and olive skin
  • bright copper eyes

Kolossos

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a Primordial, one of the Morior
  • able to shake the ground

Kosmina

  • see Mina

Kristoff – Vampire

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • Russian natural-born Vampire
  • nicknamed The Grave-walker
  • nephew of Demestriu, rightful King of the Vampires
  • son of King Stefanovich, half brother of Lothaire
  • after failed assassination attempts as a child, he was smuggled out of Helvita and raised among human guardians
  • lived for centuries before learning his true identity
  • knows little of the Lore
  • clear eyed and strong minded
  • created his own army, the Forbearers, from among the bravest fallen warriors on the battlefields
  • sand colored hair, dark blue eyes

-L-

Lachlain MacRieve – Lykae (A Hunger Like No Other)

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • Scottish King of the Lykae
  • trapped by the Vampire Horde in the catacombs under Paris, tortured eternally by never-ending fire for 150 years
  • found the strength to break his bonds when he scented his destined mate
  • suffers bouts of rage and confusion after he escapes his imprisonment
  • golden eyed, with thick dark brown hair
  • 6 foot 6
  • 1200 years old
  • mate of Emmaline Troy

La Dorada, Queen of Golds – Sorceress

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • empowers and manipulates evil
  • even the Gods are wary of her power
  • destroys ancient enemy Saroya the Soul Reaper
  • arch-rival of Morgana, Queen of the Sorceri
  • awakened by Lothaire’s theft of her Ring of Sums
  • wears a gold crown and breastplate
  • frees the Pravus army in the Order facility
  • in the process of regenerating from a rotting, mummified state
  • when fully regenerated, will be able to control any evil
  • now holds Lothaire’s ledger of Lore debts
  • olive green eyes, thick black hair, tawny skin

Lamia – Goddess

  • first mentioned in Lothaire
  • Goddess of Life and Fertility
  • the opposite of her twin sister of Saroya the Soul Reaper in every way
  • highly sexual, derives her strength from creating and safeguarding life
  • cursed Saroya to experience mortal death for eternity

Lanbert, Earl of – Human

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • forefathers hailed from the North
  • family line worshipped the Gods Woden and Freya
  • Lucia and Regin are defending his castle when she met Treves, the first reincarnate of Aidan the Fierce

Loa – Voodoo Priestess

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • owns a Voodoo shop in the French Quarter
  • sells Witch potions
  • has a dark magic seeped in death
  • mercenary and determined to make a profit
  • helps Uilleam MacRieve save Chloe Todd’s life with her magic
  • graduate of Notre Dame
  • very beautiful, curvy and seductive
  • bright amber eyes, Island accent, cafe au lait skin

Lothaire Konstantin Daciano – Vampire (Lothaire)

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • also known as The Enemy of Old
  • royal heir of both the Horde and Dacian Vampires
  • half brother of Kristoff, cousin of Emmaline Troy MacRieve
  • one of the oldest and most powerful beings in the Lore
  • reviled by his father Horde King Stefanovich as a child
  • cast out of his home with his Dacian mother Ivana the Bold when he was 9
  • buried alive for 600 years by his father after a failed assassination attempt
  • mother raped and killed by mortals, decapitated his father
  • determined to rule both the Horde and Dacian vampires
  • has used the memories of others to gain unequaled knowledge
  • spent years teetering on the edge of insanity from the memories he has harvested
  • possesses the ability of insight, able to calculate what others will do
  • canny and cunning
  • spent his life collecting favors from powerful Lore beings
  • one of the many Lore beings captured by The Order
  • froze into immortality at age 33
  • 6 foot 6, lean but muscled
  • tall, with collar length thick white hair and pink eyes
  • pale, perfect skin like marble
  • thick Russian accent, cleft chin, gold stubble on his strong jaw
  • becomes Sovereign of Dacia, the Realm of Blood and Mist
  • mate of Elizabeth “Ellie” Ann Peirce Daciano

Louis Robicheaux – Human

  • first appearance in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • wealthy and influential
  • killed fiancee Neomi Laress, then himself, after she broke it off their engagement

Lucia the Huntress – Valkyrie (Pleasure of a Dark Prince)

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • an archer of unparalleled skill
  • feels unimaginable pain when she misses her target
  • a disciple of the Goddess Scathi
  • retains her powers as long as she remains chaste
  • the most controlled and level-headed of the Valkyrie
  • amber eyes, dark hair and golden skin
  • closest friend of Regin the Radiant
  • over 1000 years old
  • both former wife and jailer of Crom Cruach, the god of cannibalism
  • mate of Garreth MacRieve

Lucindeya (Cindey) – Oceania Siren

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • can use her voice to enchant anyone to do her bidding
  • Kaderin’s closest competition in the Talisman’s Hie

Lukyan – Vampire

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • Russian Forbearer
  • former Don Cossack, a bold and skilled fighter
  • died on the Russian side of the same battlefield as Nikolai and Murdoch Wroth
  • devoid of fear, like he has a death wish

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Madadh – Lykae

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • nicknamed Mad Dog
  • master of the watch at the Lykae compound
  • goes nearly insane when he loses his temper
  • dangerous looking, seems to be simmering with aggression
  • over 6 foot 6
  • massive and heavily muscled
  • scar running down his face
  • turned into a mindless vassal bu Those Best Forgotten
  • controlled by a Warlock named Jels
  • forced to beat and torture Munro MacRieve
  • used by Those Best Forgotten to turn humans Lykae

Magh, Queen – Fey

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • former Queen of the Fey Realm of Sylvan
  • step-mother of Rune Darklight, mother of King Saetthan
  • cruel, cold and abusive
  • turned Rune Darklight into an assassin, sold him into slavery and prostitution
  • beautiful, with blond hair and blue eyes
  • killed by Rune Darklight’s poison kiss

Malaqui – Human

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • captain of the Barao Da Borracha that transported Lothaire to the Amazon
  • black hair, red tattoo on his arm, four deep scars on his face
  • apparently murdered aboard his ship

Malkom Slaine – Vampirish Demon /Vemon (Demon From the Dark)

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • former illiterate blood slave turned Commander in the Trothan army
  • mother was a demon prostitute; Father unknown
  • killed by the Vampire Viceroy and reborn as a Scarba (Vampire Demon)
  • considered the most dangerous of all Lore creatures
  • a fugitive from the Trothans for over three centuries
  • lived in complete isolation, existing only for vengeance
  • intimidating looking
  • almost seven feet tall and heavily muscled, with light blue eyes
  • black horns, large winding tattoo on right flank, traditional demon piercings
  • still considers himself a Demon
  • speaks with a thick accent
  • over 400 years old
  • mate of Carrow Graie

Marco – Vampire

  • first appearance in Dark Skye
  • first lover of a teenaged Melanthe

Marcos Damiano – Jaguar Shifter

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • tall, with inky black hair and jade green eyes, bronze skin
  • the guardian of Rio Laybrinto
  • seemingly killed when swallowed by a giant Caiman on the Amazon

Mariah – Fey

  • first mentioned in A Hunger Like No Other
  • also called Mariah of the Three Bridges
  • father was the king of a large faction of Fey
  • bade Haxa to enchant Bowen MacRieve to believe she was his mate
  • died fleeing from Bowen’s beastly form
  • tall, blonde and elegant

Mariketa the Awaited – Witch (Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night)

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • also known as The Queen of Reflections
  • a very rare captromancer, whose power is focused and enhanced by mirrors
  • the most powerful born into the house of witches for generations
  • volatile, adrenaline-based powers that are not yet under full control
  • famous in the Lore for what she will one day become
  • the only witch to possess the strengths of all five castes
  • future leader of the House of Witches
  • mother Jillian a Fey Druidess, father a Warren a Warlock
  • 22 years old
  • red hair and gray eyes, pointed fey ears
  • mate of Bowen MacRieve

Markov – Vampire

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • an Estonian Forbearer
  • killed and turned in the same battle that killed the Wroths
  • loyal to the Wroth brothers

Mathar, King – Death Demon

  • first mentioned in Shadow’s Claim
  • King of the Deathly Ones
  • father of Princess Bettina
  • lost the will to live after his mate Eleara was killed by Vrekeners
  • put himself in a place where he would not survive

Meduso

  • first mentioned in Shadow’s Claim
  • an entrant into the tournament for Princess Bettina and the crown of Abaddon
  • son of Medusa

Mei – Human

  • first appearance in Dark Desires After Dusk
  • friend of Holly Ashwin
  • works in the Math Department at Tulane
  • girlfriend of Scott

Melanthe, Queen of Persuasion – Sorceress (Dark Skye)

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • a descendant of the greatest Enchantress to ever live
  • can order any being to do as she pleases, but often ends in tragedy
  • constantly bringing her sister Sabine back to life has drained her innate power
  • powers include telepathy and the ability to form portals into other dimensions
  • has had most of her powers stolen from her by other Sorceri
  • neglected by her gold-obsessed parents, basically raised by her sister Sabine
  • vicious in combat
  • helped in the overthrow of half-brother Omort the Deathless
  • one of the Lore beings captured by The Order
  • hunted for centuries by Thronos Talos
  • 5 foot 5
  • jet black hair in worn Sorceri braids, wide blue eyes
  • mate of Thronos Talos, becomes Queen of the Vrekeners
  • pregnant as of Dark Skye

Meliai – Nymph

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a Dryad
  • off the charts beautiful, with a flawless body
  • waist-length red hair, doe brown eyes and porcelain skin
  • barters for sex with Rune Darklight

Mia Woede – Rage Demon

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • younger sister of Rydstrom and Cadeon Woede

Michael – Human

  • first mentioned in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • human male protected by Valkyrie Cara the Fair

Mike Rowe – Human

  • first mentioned in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • an actor, star of “Dirty Jobs”
  • object of fixation by Nix

Mina – Valkyrie

  • first mentioned in A Hunger Like No Other
  • the Mina of Dracula fame
  • from the Seattle Valkyrie coven

Mina (Kosmina) – Vampire

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • Princess of the Daci, the heart of the kingdom
  • last of the House of Castellan, the castle guard
  • sister of Mirceo, cousin of Trehan, Stelian, Viktor and Lothaire
  • prim, prudish and sheltered
  • shy and socially inept, but a merciless killer
  • taught skills by all of her cousins, skilled in most weapons
  • suffers from the Vampire sickness after being sent to New Orleans
  • lightening fast reflexes, uncanny speed
  • 22 years old
  • small and fair haired
  • pointed ears from a Fey ancestor

Mirceo – Vampire

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • a Prince of the Daci
  • brother of Kosmina
  • cousin of Lothaire, Trehan, Mirceo, Stelian, Viktor
  • last of the House of Castellan, the castle guard
  • young and charming, loved by the Dacian people
  • jovial and good humored, but hedonistic
  • will bed anyone who will have him, male or female
  • 30 years old, not yet frozen into immortality
  • tall and dark haired

Morgana – Queen of the Sorceri

  • first mentioned in Kiss of a Demon King
  • has the power to compel all other Sorceri to obey her commands
  • has absolute mastery over her subjects, can claim their powers as her own
  • critical and self-centered, impatient and demanding
  • ancient enemy of La Dorada
  • godmother of Princess Bettina of Abaddon, arranges the tournament for her crown
  • reviles all Demons
  • nearly impossible to deal with because of her massive ego
  • destroys Skye Hall and the Air Territories of the Vrekeners
  • uses Melanthe’s powers of persuasion against Thronos
  • freed the Sorceri powers contained by the Vrekeners, but kept the strongest for herself
  • beautiful and wild
  • voluptuous curves
  • pale blonde hair, dark eyes

Munro MacRieve – Lykae

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • son of Dughlas and Ailis MacRieve
  • Lykae beast a pure alpha, much stronger than most
  • must always keep his beast firmly leashed
  • grew up at Conall Keep in the Woods of Murk in Scotland, from a family of Sentinels
  • has spent years trying to help twin brother Uilleam heal from his past
  • longs to find his mate and have children
  • taken prisoner by Those Best Forgotten, to be used to turn humans into Lykae
  • forced to attempt to turn his mate Kereny into a Lykae or she will suffer an agonizing death
  • over 900 years old
  • 6 foot 6 and broad shouldered
  • darkly attractive, with chiseled, masculine features
  • molten amber gold eyes
  • thick hair, more black than brown

Murdoch Wroth – Vampire (Untouchable in Deep Kiss of Winter)

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • second oldest Wroth brother
  • as a human, was a devilish and charming ladies man
  • died on the battlefield fighting the Russians
  • turned vampire by Kristoff, became a soldier in the Forbearer army
  • turned his two younger brothers Sebastian and Conrad Vampire against their will
  • 300 years old
  • longish dark brown hair, clear grey eyes
  • mate of Daniela the Ice Maiden

Myst the Coveted – Valkyrie (The Warlord Wants Forever)

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • considered to be the most beautiful of all the Valkyrie
  • her most powerful gift is her ability to control men
  • cursed to wear a magical gold chain around her waist called the Brisingamen
  • control of the chain gives one total control over Myst
  • barely over 5 feet tall
  • brilliant flame red hair
  • 2000 years old
  • Bride of Vampire Nikolai Wroth

-N-

Narkissos of Thespiae

  • first mentioned in Lothaire
  • arrogant and superior, the being for whom the term narcissistic was coined

Natalya the Shadow – Dark Fey

  • first appearance in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • half Fey overlord, half Demon slave
  • a Dark Fey assassin
  • spent a decade as a captive of the Centaur King Volos
  • was presumed dead by the Lore
  • taken captured by the Order
  • killed Volos in the escape from the Order facility
  • light British accent
  • black hair, plum colored eyes
  • onyx colored lips and black poisonous claws
  • rumored to even have black, toxic blood
  • had a brief fling with Brandr the True

Neomi Laress – Phantom (Dark Needs at Night’s Edge)

  • first appearance in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • in her first life, was a famous French ballerina
  • raised above a burlesque bar
  • killed by her former fiancee, Louis Robicheaux, at age 26
  • became a ghost haunting her former home of Elancourt
  • can move matter telekinetically, affect the weather with her emotions
  • after her “second death” becomes a rare and powerful Phantom
  • around 5 feet tall
  • jet black hair, blue eyes, looks as she did when she was murdered
  • Bride of Conrad Wroth

Nereus – God of the Sea

  • first mentioned in No Rest for the Wicked
  • a trickster who is known for his games
  • lives in Sargasoe, a hidden realm on the human plane
  • served by the Sthenos, a species of Nymph he created to keep him company
  • considers himself a ladies man, but is fickle and dangerous
  • found Furie chained on the ocean floor and took her to his realm
  • freakishly well endowed
  • tall and imposing, with heavy muscles
  • long red hair and beard streaked through with blonde
  • green eyes

Nieve – Succubus

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • a warrior in the Ubus realm
  • daughter of healer Gisela, niece of Fiore
  • cousin of Chloe Todd
  • looks to be in her late teens
  • beautiful, with brown hair

Nikolai Wroth – Vampire (The Warlord Wants Forever)

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • the oldest of the four Wroth brothers
  • before being turned he was known as The Overlord
  • killed on the battlefield at human age 35
  • turned vampire by Kristoff, became a general in the Forbearer army
  • turned his two younger brothers Sebastian and Conrad Vampire against their will
  • aloof and possessed of rigid self-control
  • 300 years old
  • 6 foot 6 and imposing
  • straight black hair, gunmetal gray eyes
  • mate of Myst the Coveted

Nix the Ever-Knowing – Primordial Valkyrie

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • also known as The Proto-Valkyrie, Nucking Futs Nix
  • sees the future more clearly than the present, one of the most powerful oracles ever to live
  • buckling under the pressure of her visions, becoming weary and troubled
  • has the fate of thousands resting on her, steering the course of the Ascension
  • will use whoever or whatever she must to shape fate
  • greatest fear is foretelling the death of a Valkyrie
  • the only one who matches Lothaire in age and knowledge
  • has developed the ability to travel through lightning bolts
  • is nearing the status of Goddess
  • at 3000 is the oldest living Valkyrie, but looks to be in her mid-20’s
  • beautiful, with waist-length black hair, amber eyes

Nobody – Human

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • gang member in Houston, Texas
  • part of Wally’s crew
  • killed by Josephine

Nylson – Rage Demon

  • first mentioned in Kiss of a Demon King
  • oldest brother of Rydstrom and Cadeon Woede
  • the rightful heir the Rage Demon crown
  • killed in a battle with the Horde

-O-

Olya – Human

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • mistress of Horde King Stefanovich

Omort the Deathless – Sorcerer

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • son of Elisabet, the previous Vessel
  • half-brother of Sabine, Melanthe, and Groot the Metallurgist
  • stole the Rage Demon throne from Rydstrom Woede
  • a brutal and oppressive leader
  • has stolen untold powers from his half siblings before killing them
  • can only be killed by a weapon forged by Groot the Metallurgist
  • killed by Rydstrom Woede

Orion the Undoing

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • the leader of the Morior
  • amplifies the abilities of the other Morior
  • of unknown descent, but is at least a demi-god
  • able to remain silent for years at a time
  • can see vulnerabilities where no one else can
  • regularly alters his appearance and scent
  • dark, chilling eyes

-P-

Phillip, King – Human

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • former King of France
  • had Aidan reincarnate Treves killed for not following commands

Pogerth – Pus Demon

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • worked for Groot the Metallurgist
  • over 7 feet tall
  • waxy, melted looking skin that smells of decay

Portia, Queen of Stone – Sorceress

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • able to move mountains, manipulate stone
  • fights on the side of evil
  • raises a mountain to destroy the Order’s facility on the island
  • short pale yellow spiked hair with black tips
  • rumored lover of Emberine

Preston Webb, Commander – Human

  • first appearance in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • joined the Order after leaving the military
  • father figure and commander of Declan Chase
  • the most hated man in the Lore
  • fathered Chloe Todd with Succubae prisoner Fiore
  • killed Fiore after she tried to escape with their infant daughter
  • ingested unknown blood before being killed by Lothaire, was reborn as an immortal
  • has gone nearly insane, plans the destruction of mankind
  • wants to have Declan Chase and Chloe Todd by his side in his new world
  • after transition is almost 8 feet tall, with nearly endless power
  • has black horns and glowing black eyes
  • unnaturally pale and flawless skin
  • now has the strength and abilities of many species of the Lore
  • had to relearn how to speak, move and think in his new body
  • able to trace, feed from lightning, reap memories from blood
  • has the enhanced senses, speed and strength of the several Lore species

Puck – Rage Demon

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • 6-year-old orphan boy
  • befriends Sabine

-Q-

-R-

Raum – Death Demon

  • first appearance in Shadow’s Claim
  • Grand Duke of the Deathly Ones
  • godfather of Princess Bettina
  • a crusty, cantankerous warrior
  • swings from joy to rage
  • black horns, long black braided beard and a barrel chest
  • nearly 7 feet tall

Regin “Reginleit” the Radiant – Valkyrie (Dreams of a Dark Warrior)

  • first appearance in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • has a notorious vicious streak in battle
  • trained for war by Aidan the Fierce
  • feared among others in the Lore
  • perennial prankster, considered somewhat immature
  • brutally honest at all times, acts on impulse
  • the last of the Radiant Ones after her mother was killed by the Horde
  • a master of swords, wears two crossed on her back at all times
  • has spent a thousand years waiting for the reincarnated Aidan the Fierce
  • the only Valkyrie able to channel energy
  • rumored to have kisses as drugging as the most powerful mystical narcotic
  • at 1000 years old is one of the youngest of the Valkyrie
  • brilliant amber eyes, waist length golden hair, golden skin
  • 5 foot 3, with a slight build
  • mate of Declan Chase

Riora – Goddess of Impossibility

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • patroness of the Talisman’s Hie
  • delights in proving the impossible to be possible
  • a beautiful face and raven hair hides a wild and feral appearance

Rika – Valkyrie

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • full-blooded triplet sister of Kaderin the Coldhearted and Dasha
  • killed on the battlefield by a vampire 1000 years ago
  • youngest and shyest of the three sisters
  • brought to present day by Kaderin and Sebastian using Thrane’s key

Rodrigo Gamboa – Human/Demon

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • Demon mother and human father
  • a Columbian drug lord
  • guarded more closely than royalty
  • fantasizes about seeing a Valkyrie

Rok – Smoke Demon

  • first appearance in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • second in command of Cadeon’s mercenary squad
  • a fugitive in two dimensions living under a terminate with extreme prejudice order
  • over 6 foot 6
  • silvery horns
  • black hair and blue eyes

Ronan – Lykae

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • 15 years old younger brother of Benneit
  • fostered by Munro MacRieve after his mother and sister died in a Ghoul attack
  • father committed suicide after losing his mate
  • blunt and direct, brash and mouthy
  • blond hair
  • clear gray eyes

Ronath the Armorer – Demon

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • once a favored Trothan commander of Kallen’s
  • second only in strength to Malkom Slaine
  • a traitor who betrayed Malkom Slaine and Prince Kallan to the Vampires
  • took control after Kallen was killed and the vampires fled
  • killed by Malkom Slaine

Ruby – Witch

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • 7 years old
  • an immensely powerful three caste witch
  • cousin of Carrow Graie
  • mother Amanda killed by The Order, father killed before her birth
  • capatured by The Order to control Carrow Graie
  • long black hair
  • becomes ward of Carrow Graie and Malkom Slaine

Ruelle, Lady – Succubus

  • first appearance in MacRieve
  • lived in the Woods of Murk in Scotland
  • molested and fed from Uilleam MacRieve when he was a child
  • led Uilleam MacRieve to believe she was his destined mate
  • used a venom bond to control Uilleam MacRieve
  • vain and simpering
  • weak, cowardly and obsessed with her own beauty
  • burnished hair
  • milk white skin and gray eyes that glow green with lust
  • her vampire lover killed Ailis MacRieve
  • killed by Dughlas MacRieve

Rune Darklight – Demon/Dark Fey (Sweet Ruin)

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • one of the Morior
  • father was a Fey King, mother was a Rune Demon slave
  • mother died after being sold into prostitution by Fey Queen Magh
  • was forced to serve as a slave, assassin and prostitute for centuries
  • killed his step-mother Queen Magh, has hunted her descendants for centuries
  • the most skilled archer in all the worlds
  • always searching for the next conquest and the next secret
  • bartered sex for information, known far and wide for his sexual exploits
  • has the sensuality of the Fey and the intensity of a Demon
  • has highly poisonous black blood and bodily fluids that can kill even other immortals within seconds
  • looks to be in his late twenties or early thirties, but is several thousand years old
  • nearly seven feet tall and leanly muscled
  • rough-hewn features with a fighter’s crooked nose
  • dark plum eyes and carelessly cut thick black hair with small braids
  • tattoos on his neck and shoulders
  • mate of Josephine

Rurik – Vampire

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • an Estonian farmer turned Forbearer
  • killed and turned Vampire by Kristoff in the same battle as Nikolai and Murdoch Wroth
  • his one weakness is an uncontrollable temper when in conflict
  • uses a war hammer, descended from Berserkers
  • scarred face, missing an eye, walks with a marked limp

Ruth Peirce – Human

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • mother of Elizabeth Ann Peirce and Joshua Peirce
  • poor but proud and very strong willed
  • deeply religious
  • long, thick red hair

Rydstrom Woede – Rage Demon (Kiss of a Demon King)

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • warrior king of the Rage Demons
  • along with younger brother Cadeon is known as “the Woede”
  • throne and kingdom stolen by Omort the Deathless
  • considered wise and level-headed, respected in the Lore
  • devoted his life to reclaiming his throne and freeing his kingdom
  • honorable and focused
  • upper-crust accent
  • nearly seven feet tall and muscular
  • black hair, green eyes, battle scar on his face and one damaged horn
  • when he changes, his eyes turn black, horns straighten and sharpen and turn black, skin turns a deep red
  • mated to Sabine, Queen of Illusions

-S-

Sabine, Queen of Illusions – Sorceress (Kiss of a Demon King)

  • first appearance in Dark Desires After Dusk
  • born of evil Sorceri parents who did nothing but worship gold
  • parents killed by Vrekeners
  • hunted by Vrekeners after killing their King 600 years ago
  • can cast illusions indistinguishable from reality, manipulate anything that can be seen, heard or imagined
  • prophecy states that her child with rage Demon King Rydstrom will unlock the Well of Souls
  • has been killed over and over, but brought back to life by her sister Melanthe’s powers
  • self-indulgent and vain, worships gold
  • patroness of Princess Bettina of the Deathly Ones
  • helps overthrow half-brother Omort the Deathless
  • waist-length red hair, dark eyes
  • mate of King Rydstrom Woede

Saetthan – Fey

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • King of the Fey Realm of Sylvan
  • son of Queen Magh, half brother of Rune Darklight
  • highly skilled swordsman
  • considers it his duty to protect his kinsmen
  • tall, with blonde hair and blue eyes

Salem – Phantom

  • first appearance in Shadow’s Claim
  • given to Bettina by Raum as a servant
  • once a Phantom warrior, cursed 18 years ago to be a Sylph
  • unable to become corporeal
  • controlled and summoned by a copper bell
  • has become an air elemental who can morph with almost anything
  • had been a ruthless warrior who dripped sex appeal
  • a rake and a rogue
  • very strong telekinetic
  • nearly impossible to keep secrets from, now finds his enjoyment in secrets and intrigues
  • has a vast network of Phantom spies
  • finds clients to buy Bettina’s weapons and jewels
  • freed of his servitude by Bettina and made a business partner
  • an ancient
  • thick, cockney accent

Sally Ann Carruthers – Human

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • former schoolmate of Thaddeus Brayden
  • drug out of Thad’s room by his mother when she was found naked in his bed

Saroh – Goddess

  • first mentioned in Dark Skye
  • Goddess of the Jinn

Saroya the Soul Reaper – Former Goddess

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • ancient deity of the vampire Horde
  • gains strength from taking lives and consuming souls
  • twin sister of Lamia, Goddess of Life and Fertility
  • cursed by her sister Lamia to possess one mortal after another, experiencing death over and over
  • uses Elizabeth Peirce as a human host
  • repulsed by all things sexual
  • lives for death and violence
  • a mass murder, bloodthirsty and deadly
  • has existed for 20000 years
  • in original form, had feline yellow eyes with thin black irises, blood red lips and pale skin
  • almost 6 feet tall and very voluptuous
  • destroyed by ancient enemy La Dorada

Scott – Human

  • first mentioned in Dark Desires After Dusk
  • boyfriend of Mei
  • a well respected mathematician

Scribe – Elf

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • servant and scribe of the Goddess Riora

Sebastian Wroth – Vampire (No Rest For the Wicked)

  • first appearance in No Rest for the Wicked
  • third of the four Wroth brothers
  • Estonian
  • a brilliant strategist and scholar
  • always shy and clumsy around women
  • turned vampire against his will by brothers Nikolai and Murdoch at age 31
  • suffered centuries of isolation in shame of what he was, waiting only to die
  • 300 years old
  • 6 foot 6 and muscular
  • storm gray eyes and black hair
  • mate of Kaderin the Coldhearted

Serghei – Vampire

  • first mentioned in Lothaire
  • former King of the Daci
  • father of Ivana the Bold, grandfather of Lothaire
  • chose to protect his kingdom rather than save his daughter Ivana’s life
  • died a thousand years ago

Sian (Abyssian Infernas) – Hell Demon

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • a Primordial, one of the Morior
  • the Prince of Pandemonium, hails from the Abyss
  • twin brother Gourlav killed by Trehan Daciano in the tournament for Princess Bettina
  • with the death of his twin, he becomes the new King of Pandemonia and all Hells
  • extremely handsome, almost flawless, but will begin to transform into a monster
  • over seven feet tall and heavily muscled
  • long black hair and intense green eyes

Sigmund – Ice Fey

  • first appearance in Untouchable
  • usurper King of the Icere
  • fated mate of Svana the Great, queen of the Icere and Daniela’s mother
  • killed Svana for the crown
  • assassinated by Lord Jadian the Cold

Skathi – Goddess of the Hunt

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • unparalleled skill with the bow and arrow
  • lives in Thrymheim Hold, carved into the heights of Godsbellow  mountain in the Northlands
  • looking into her eyes brings on all of the fear and sorrow of her prey
  • saves Lucia’s life, imbuing her with unequaled archery skills
  • her followers are called Skathians, females who despise men
  • presides over the Council of Goddesses

Slocumb, Reverend – Human

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • a church deacon
  • attempts to exorcise Saroya from Elizabeth Ann Peirce
  • killed by Saroya

Sneethy – Demon

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • an exiled criminal sent to the plane of Oblivion
  • attempts to capture Carrow Graie
  • killed by Malkom Slaine

Stefanovich, King – Vampire

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • former King of the Vampire Horde
  • constantly searched for the one who would be his bride
  • took Ivana the Bold as his mistress, taking her away from her Dacian home
  • reviled his son Lothaire
  • cast out Ivana the Bold and Lothaire from Helvita, leading to Ivana’s murder by mortals
  • took a human, Olya, as his mistress after Ivana the Bold
  • brother of Demestriu
  • a memory harvester
  • buried Lothaire alive for 600 years after a failed assassination attempt
  • huge and intimidating
  • sand colored hair, red eyes
  • killed by Lothaire, beheaded and fed to the dogs

Stelian – Vampire

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • Prince of the Daci, the last of the House of Paladin
  • the most powerful after the King
  • master of the Mists of Dacia, decides who will enter or leave
  • devoted to keeping Dacia safe and undetected
  • cousin of Lothaire, Mina, Trehan, Mirceo and Viktor
  • the oldest of the royal family, next to Lothaire
  • the only member of the Dacian royal family that voted against Lothaire being made king
  • usually easygoing, but has a fierce temper
  • a brilliant swordsman, who fights with lethal accuracy
  • uses a spell to cloak whether or not his heart beats
  • massive and strong
  • ale skinned, with icy colored eyes and dark hair

Svana the Great – Ice Fey

  • first mentioned in Untouchable
  • mother of Daniela the Ice Maiden
  • rightful Queen of the Icere
  • killed by fated mate Sigmund for her crown

-T-

Tarut – Dream Demon

  • first appearance in Dark Needs at Night’s Edge
  • the mortal enemy of Conrad Wroth
  • belongs to an order of Vampire slayers
  • surrounded by swordsmen at all times
  • can track enemies through their dreams
  • nearly 8 feet tall
  • killed by Cadeon Woede

Tera – Fey

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • skilled archer
  • trapped with Mariketa, Rydstrom and Cadeon during the Talisman’s Hie
  • knows every language in the world and adjoining planes
  • a pretty brunette

Thaddeus “Thad” Brayden – Phantom/Vampire

  • first appearance in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • had no idea the Lore existed until he was taken captive by the Order
  • had been an all-American athlete and Eagle scout
  • found as a newborn on the streets of Houston with his older sister Josephine
  • spent thousands of years lost in a void after being saved from the dying Phantom realm of Apparitia
  • adopted by the Brayden’s after sister Josephine is killed by a gang leader
  • adopted father died when he was four, lives with his adopted mother and grandmother
  • polite and kind, thinks the best of people
  • very rare hybrid mix, will be incredibly powerful when he comes into his full abilities
  • able to enter an intangible state, very strong telekinetic powers
  • 17 years old
  • remarkably handsome
  • over 6 feet tall and built like a linebacker
  • hazel eyes with blue flecks, thick brown hair, dimples
  • eyes flicker black with emotion

Thronos Talos – Vrekener (Dark Skye)

  • first appearance in Kiss of a Demon King
  • succeeded his brother Aristo as King of the Vrekeners
  • part of the dwindling race of winged avengers that hunt evil Sorceri
  • honorable and honest, lives a nearly monastic life
  • recognized Melanthe as his fated mate when he was only 12
  • father killed by Sabine after her parents were killed, mother committed suicide
  • badly injured while still a child when Melanthe used her Sorceri powers and forced him to jump from a great height and not use his wings
  • took years to heal, left with permanent scars and injuries
  • has a badly damaged leg that causes a limp, and wing damage that makes flying incredibly painful
  • developes the ability to trace
  • has spent centuries hunting Melanthe, allowed himself to be captured by the Order to get closer to her
  • very handsome, even with the deep scar on his jawline and four scars across his cheek
  • injuries can be temporarily healed by Melanthe’s powers
  • nearly 7 feet tall
  • dark brown-black hair, vivid gray eyes and deeply tanned skin
  • small fangs and sleek silvery horns
  • scaled black wings tipped with deadly silvery talons
  • mate of Melanthe, Queen of Persuasion

Tierney – Fey

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • one of the legendary Fey archers
  • hot-headed brother of Tera

Tim – Human

  • first mentioned in Dark Desires After Dusk
  • math Phd who stole credit for girlfriend Holly Ashwin’s work
  • loses his grants and faces an ethics panel

TJ – Human

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • gang member in Houston, Texas
  • brother of JT
  • part of Wally’s crew
  • killed by Josephine

Trehan Cristian Daciano – Vampire (Shadow’s Claim)

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • Prince of the Daci, last heir of the House of Shadow
  • an assassin, in charge of an elite band of killers
  • never misses his mark, has killed thousands in the name of the realm
  • crowned King of the Deathly Ones
  • cousin of Lothaire, Stelian, Mina, Trehan and Mirceo
  • cold and logical, has spent most of his existence numb of emotion
  • was taught to want nothing but to do his duty, quietly endures the ages
  • reveres books and weapons
  • able to half-trace, turn to mist
  • killed Aristo, the Vrekener King, for his role in Bettina’s attack
  • over 900 years old
  • chiseled cheekbones and strong chin
  • thick black hair, mesmerizing green eyes that turn black with emotion
  • tall and packed with muscle
  • mate of Princess Bettina of the Deathly Ones

Treves – Reincarnate of Aidan the Fierce

  • first mentioned in Dreams of a Dark Warrior
  • a medieval French knight, the prized soldier of King Phillip
  • a master strategis, notorious across Europe
  • belonged to a monastic order of Knights
  • death ordered by King Phillip for choosing Regin over his duty
  • died in agony from poisoning
  • represented Aidan’s ruthlessness and power

Tymur the allegiant – Vampire

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • a soldier who serves whatever vampire is wearing the Horde crown
  • holds Helvita until the next heir comes forward
  • has been in charge since King Demestriu died
  • scraggly beard down to his chest, red eyes
  • killed by Lothaire after he threatens Elizabeth Peirce

-U-

Uilleam Uallas MacRieve – Lykae (MacRieve)

  • first appearance in A Hunger Like No Other
  • twin brother of Munro MacRieve
  • Lykae beast a pure alpha, much stronger than most
  • grew up at Conall Keep in the Woods of Murk in Scotland
  • impetuous and bold as a child
  • sexually abused and fed off of by Succubus Ruelle from the age of 9 to 13, suffered through a venom-bond
  • only survived Ruelle’s abuse because his beast rose up to protect him
  • mother Ailis killed by Ruelle’s Vampire lover, father committed suicide
  • suffered centuries of guilt because of his destroyed family, plans to end his own life
  • had severe sexual hangups after his abuses
  • held captive and tortured by the Order, bringing back the wounds of his childhood
  • over 900 years old, but froze into his immortality at age 32
  • over 6 foot 6, broad shouldered and packed with muscle
  • striking looking, with chiseled features
  • golden eyes and, thick chin-length brown-black hair
  • mate of Chloe Todd

Uthyr – Dragon

  • first mentioned in Sweet Ruin
  • a Primordial, one of the Morior

-V-

Velees, Lord – Centaur

  • member of the Praevus
  • claims Chloe Todd at the auction on behalf of the Praevus

Viceroy – Vampire

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • the most malicious of the Horde vampires
  • sent to rule over the Demon plane of Oblivion after it was captured by Vampires
  • turned Malkom Slaine and Kellan into Vampire Demons
  • killed by Malkom Slaine after his escape

Viktor – Vampire

  • first appearance in Lothaire
  • Prince of the Daci, last of the House of War
  • violent, lives for battle
  • cousin of Lothaire, Mina, Stelian, Mirceo and Trehan
  • rash, brash, and somewhat crude
  • has been battling Trehan Daciano for centuries
  • too hot tempered to fit with the reserved and logical Daci
  • uses a spell to cloak whether or not his heart beats
  • tall and towering, with dark hair

Volos – Centaur King

  • first appearance in Demon From the Dark
  • member of the Pravus army
  • one of the many Lore beings captured by The Order
  • held Natalya the Shadow prisoner for over a decade
  • eight feet tall and packed with muscle
  • killed by Lothaire and Natalya the Shadow

-W-

Wally (The Wall) – Human

  • first appearance in Sweet Ruin
  • gang leader and criminal in Houston, Texas
  • abusive and violent
  • heavy steroid and drug user
  • long, stringy hair and twitchy mannerisms
  • shot and killed Josephine after she blew up his home
  • killed by Josephine

Warren – Warlock

  • first appearance in Wicked Deeds on a Winter’s Night
  • tasked with battling Haxa, captured and imprisoned for years
  • father of Mariketa the Awaited
  • mate of Jillian

Whope – Goddess

  • first mentioned in Dark Skye
  • Goddess of Peace

Woden – God

  • first mentioned in The Warlord Wants Forever
  • one of the three parents of all Valkyrie
  • known for his cunning

Wyatt Travis – Human

  • first appearance in Pleasure of a Dark Prince
  • Captain of the Contessa, a ship on the Amazon
  • a heavy drinking Texan
  • solidly built, with blonde hair

-X-

-Y-

-Z-

Zoe Woede – Rage Demon

  • first mentioned in Kiss of a Demon King
  • younger sister of Rydstrom and Cadeon Woede
Unmatched speed and power wielding his war ax

66 thoughts on “IAD/Dacians Character Guide

  1. Wonderful list… Perfect for people who love Vampire series but cannot remember all the juicy and memorable characters.

  2. Wow…this is great! i’ve borrowed a few of your character descriptions….don’t worry…i’ve added your website addy as my source so others know where to come…..i’m still stuck on descriptions for Conrad, Kristoff, Cara&Furie and Uilleam&Munro…..any help would be great….my email addy is kirstyhxoxo@hotmail.com

    1. Hm, I think I went pretty much through all the books, and I don’t think the ones you mentioned have all that detailed descriptions. I do update as subsequent books come out, so keep checking back.

  3. I finally got to the page. LOL. I was looking under the actual author pages, so I was in the wrong place. Love this character guide idea. I also like how you put it on the right-hand side on the home page so that it’s spotted immediately. Thanks for all you hard work!

    1. Thanks, Lea. Part of me loves the drop down menus, but they can still be a pain, so hopefully the right hand side buttons will help. I added them to the main site page, as well.

  4. There is a character you missed in the M section.
    Mei, the woman who told Holly about her boyfriend using her.
    She took over her class after Holly left.

    add her please, then the list is even more complete!
    And many thanks for the list. It’s nice to have an overview.

  5. Thanks Arithra. I added Mei, and her boyfriend Scott. Not sure I how I missed them. thanks for the heads up.

  6. wow, this is quite complete. you’ve done an amazing work. now with the coming up of Lothaire’s book, he’s gonna be red too :)) I hope you continue to add to these characters as the IAD world builds up. I appreciate very much what you do here. THANK YOU!

    1. Thanks very much, kit. I do enjoy doing them, even if it sometimes takes me a while to get caught up when a new release comes up. I can’t wait for Lothaire, either!

  7. Lothaire “Leo” Daciano needs to be updated.
    Nephew of Demestriu(Fyodor) and Helen
    Son of Ivana the Bold (Dacia) and Setefanovich (Horde)
    Half Brother to Kristoff
    Cousin to Kosmina, Trehan, Stelian, Viktor, Mirceo, and Emmaline.
    Grandson of Serghei Daciano.
    Mated to Elizabeth “Ellie” Peirce

    Elizabeth Daciano
    Bride to Lothaire Daciano.
    Former flesh and blood housing for Saroya

    1. Hey Erin…I did a double check. In No Rest For the Wicked, Sebastian describes Kaderin as “an angel come to set him free. She looked it. Her long, curling hair was so blond it appeared almost white in the candlelight. Her eyes were fringed with thick black lashes and were dark like coffee, a striking contrast to her fair hair and wine-red lips. Her skin was flawless, light golden perfection, and her features were delicate and finely wrought.” Since I wasn’t sure if the sisters were identical or fraternal, I was hesitant to put a description down for them. Thanks for checking it out.

  8. I love that you added more characters for Shadow’s Claim. Thank you. You do such an amazing job with your Character Guides. Are there anymore that you will be working on soon and which series?

    Will you do Lynsay Sands Aregeaneau/Rogue Hunter???????
    I really would love to have those Character Guides.

    1. Thanks, Robin. I wasn’t sure if I should add Shadow’s Claim to this one or give it its own, but this way seemed better.
      I haven’t read any of the Rogue Hunter books yet, so that one might be a ways off. I do have a few in the works, though. My main project is doing the Breeds, plus I have started one for The Mortal Instruments, the Fever series, and Gena Showalter’s new Otherworld Assassin book.

      1. Wow, Are you talking about Lora Leighs “The Breed’s”. That is a large series. I can’t wait to read the “Fever series” also. If I get time, I will put my character stats together and send them to you if you want which might help out. My favorite is Back Dagger Brotherhood and I have all their stats. Love those warriors. I also have Lara Adrians Midnight Breed series.

      2. Hey Robin…that sounds great, if you don’t mind. I appreciate all help. Yep, I am on story 16 for Lora Leigh’s Breeds, so more than half done. I am looking forward to the Fever books, too (read the first one, and really enjoyed it).

  9. Kaleigha

    Is Cara & Furie identical twins????

    I am getting ready to read the series and putting a portfolio of photos together.

    1. Hey Robin…

      I never did find out if they were identical or fraternal – probably won’t find out for sure until Furie’s story comes around. It was like Kaderin and her sisters, since we never heard if they were identical triplets or not. Hope you enjoy the books – they are some of my favorites of all time!

      1. I am so excited about finally getting to them. Your Character stats saved me a lot of time, lol. I am working on getting a few together for you to help out. Of course they would have to be sent to you personally so you can add them the way that is comfortable for you.

        I am on Kerrelyn Sparks last book till her novella comes out next week. Wild About You is a cute story of our were-bear Howard.

    1. Thanks…It really is sad when I thinkI remember what happened in a book… until I go back for the re-read and realize I didn’t remember anything!

    1. Hmm, off of the top of my head, I can’t think of any. There might be some secondary characters, but most of the main characters are straight Caucasian.

    2. If you want to read series of characters of color, you can read:
      1) Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian – Savannah
      2) JR Wards Black Dagger Brotherhood – Trez and iAm (secondary characters starting book 6 and her other series Fallen Angels book 2 Isaac Roth
      3) Christine Feehan;’s Dark series
      4) Sherrilyn Kenyon’s The League series – Dancer Hauk

      There are more but I can’t remember them right now. But all the series above are fantastic as I am sure Kal will agree with me.

      1. They are great – and I would throw in Christine Feehan’s Ghostwalkers and Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changelings.

  10. I know I’m late to the party, but I just found this guide, and it’s great! I’m dying to know which is the next character who’ll get his/her story told now (and man, can’t wait ’till August for Dark Skyes! This one has been a long time coming, no?)

      1. Frankly, I wish Ms Cole’s website was more informative. The Latest News section? There were only five posts during the whole of 2013!

        I understand that some decisions are out of her control–if her publisher decided not to buy more Dacian books, for example–but it would help immensely to know these things instead of being kept in the dark.

      2. Oooh, non-updated author websites? Infuriate me to no end. I think I read somewhere that a lot of authors have people who take care of their websites for them, and have to pay for the updating, but then that is were blogging comes in. If a total tool like me can figure out how to blog, anyone can.

      3. And anyone can connect a blog to a website these days, so it’s not like she had to have totally separate domains/sites. But it’s all about priorities–I don’t know how many books per year Ms Cole is putting out, but writing on three genres, her attention is probably a wee bit divided.

  11. hi kaleigha
    thanks for the info for this as well as psy/changeling and guild hunters .and guild hunters do have asian characters.do keep uploading.of all the authors websites liked nalini singhs best.with her free short stories and all.esp newsletter ones.

  12. hi kaleigha
    thanks for the info for this as well as psy/changeling and guild hunters .and guild hunters do have asian characters.do keep uploading.of all the authors websites liked nalini singhs best.with her free short stories and all.esp newsletter ones.j r wars site was also ok.but hmm kresley cole needs to do better.waiting for the next midnight breeds,psy/changeling,guild hunters and IAD books😥

  13. Wow!!! I loved your list!!! Well done! !!:-)
    It helps a lot to keep the pieces together.
    Actually i have also been doing a list of a sort myself so i wouldn’t keet track but know there is no need i’ll use your.
    Thank you very much for sharing:-)

  14. wow your list is amazing! i can’t believe i just discovered it when it’s been going strong for 4 years!!! anyway, i can’t wait for the next IAD Sweet Ruin and discover Rune and Josephine’s character… oh this web site is going to be one of my favorite’s as there will be more and more new characters and thhis will permit to keep track of them…

  15. Hey carrow I have read all the books so far and ,I would love to roll play Sabine or embirine. You did a fantastic job with all the characters I had forgotten just how many there were.

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