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Characters: Children of the Red King
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     Good Endowed Children 

Charlie Bone

The protagonist of the series. Descended from Amoret, the Red King's youngest child, Charlie can hear and travel into photos and paintings.
  • Book Dumb
  • Cheerful Child: Nothing seems to get him down.
  • Dead Pan Snarker
  • Disappeared Dad: Charlie's father died when Charlie was two years old. Or so they think.
  • I Choose to Stay: Even after being lost in the ruin at the end of the first book, Charlie chooses to stay at Bloor's to help the good endowed children of the Red King fight against the bad guys.
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Charlie frequently wishes to be normal, particularly when he first discovers his endowment and goes to Bloor's.
  • I Never Told You My Name: Charlie says this to Alice Angel after he realises that she knew his name.
  • Kid Hero
  • Magic Wand: Charlie inherits one from his ancestor Mathonwy, though it can only be used by one of his bloodline speaking in Welsh. Later on after Manfred tries to destroy it, it becomes a white moth.
  • Messy Hair: Charlie's hair is described as being like a hedge.
  • Mundane Utility: Charlie uses his wand to help him remember things he's studied for school.
  • Pint-Sized Kid: Charlie is frequently described as being smaller than most kids his age. In fact, he is forced to sit in the very front row at assembly with Billy Raven because of his short height.
  • Portal Picture: Charlie's endowment, though it first manifests as simply hearing voices in the pictures.
  • Power Perversion Potential / Getting Crap Past the Radar: Charlie can go into any still image. Any still image. Think about it.
  • Secret Legacy: Charlie is the rightful owner of the wand Claerwen, as he is a descendant of Mathonwy through his mother.
  • The Determinator: Despite everything that happens, nothing can stop Charlie from searching for his father and undoing the Bloor's evil work.
  • Smarter Than You Look
  • Screwthe Rules Im Doing Whats Right: Charlie seems to have this mindset during the entire series. Three guesses where he gets it from...
  • Turn Out Like His Father: The Yewbeams constantly fear that he will 'go astray' like his father.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years

Emma Tolly

Emma can fly. Her surname derives from the Spanish swordsman from Toledo whose daughter married the Red King. She is possibly descended from Tolemeo.
  • Big Damn Heroes
  • Brainwashed: Manfred Bloor hypnotizes Emma when she is just two years old; it lasts until she is ten when Charlie and his friends manage to wake her up using Tolly Twelve Bells.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: With Tancred.
  • Foster Kid: Emilia is fostered by the Moons, a couple paid off by the Bloors.
  • Girlish Pigtails: Emma usually wears her blonde hair in two pigtails.
  • Happily Adopted: By her aunt, Julia Ingledew, at the end of Midnight for Charlie Bone.
  • Heartwarming Orphan
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: With Olivia.
  • I Choose to Stay: Though Emma tells her aunt she isn't coming back to Bloor's, in the end she decides to stay there to help the good children of the Red King.
  • Identity Amnesia: During her trance Emma has no idea who she really is.
  • Muggle Foster Parents: Emilia's foster parents are an unendowed couple paid by the Bloors to look after her.
  • Parental Abandonment: Emma's dad, Mostyn Tolly, traded her to the Bloors for a replica of the Toledo knight when she was a baby. He eventually tries to put this right, but is murdered before he can.
    • Emma's mother died of an illness when Emma was two years old, just days before Dr Tolly chose to give Emma away.
  • Plucky Girl
  • Shape Shifter: Emma can fly by becoming a bird.
  • Smarter Than You Look
  • The Cutie
  • The Determinator: Emma Tolly seems to be much more persevering than Emilia Moon. She manages to escape from Bloor's in the first book by herself, and continuously strives to rescue Olly Sparks from invisibility and captivity in Bloor's Academy in the third book.
  • Unrequited Love: For Tancred, until they finally become a couple at the end of the final book.

Tancred Torsson

A storm-bringer, Tancred is descended from Petrello. His Scandinavian ancestor was named after the thunder god, Thor.

Gabriel Silk

Descended from Guanhamara, Gabriel can feel scenes and emotions through the clothes of others. He comes from a line of psychics.

Lysander Sage

Descended from Guanhamara, Lysander can call up his spirit ancestors.

Olivia Vertigo

Naren Bloor

A Chinese girl who was adopted by Bartholomew Bloor long ago after her parents died in a flood. Can send shadow messages to others, provided they have their curtains drawn back. She is descended from Amadis.

Billy Raven

An eight year old orphan who lives at Bloor's Academy, Billy can talk to animals. He is also an albino and wears glasses. Billy's red eyes make him immune to Manfred Bloor's hypnotic powers.

Dagbert Endless

The son of Lord Grimwald and descended from Petrello, Dagbert can manipulate water.
  • Archnemesis Dad: A curse on Dagbert Endless' family ensures that when he turns thirteen, he will have to battle his father, Lord Grimwald, to the death. He wins.
  • Accidental Murder: Dagbert claims that his drowning Tancred was this.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: Dagbert Endless, whose Character Alignment changes with the moon. At the end, he seems to have finally settled somewhere on the "good" spectrum.
  • I Didn't Mean to Kill Him: Dagbert claims this when he drowns Tancred. He says that he only meant to scare him but lost control.
  • Making a Splash: Subverted with Dagbert, who drowns people by simulating the ocean. Somehow. It's implied he will inherit his father's water powers upon killing him, however.
  • Offing the Offspring: What Lord Grimwald intends to do to Dagbert, due to their family's curse.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Dagbert kills his father.

Una Onimous

Mr Onimous' niece. She has the power to turn invisible at will. The Bloors have no idea of her endowment.

     Evil Endowed Children 

Manfred Bloor

A powerful hypnotist, Manfred is descended from Borlath. He is Dr Bloor's son.

Zelda Dobinski

A telekinetic, and descended from Olga. She comes from a line of Polish magicians. She is related to Idith and Inez Branko. She leaves Bloor's Academy after the third book to attend university as she is a mathematical genius.

Beth Strong

A telekinetic. She leaves Bloor's after the second book.

Dorcas Loom

Descended from Lilith, Dorcas can sew magical clothes. She was originally neutral, but joined the evil side after Belle/Yolanda corrupted her.
  • Cheerful Child: Before her Face-Heel Turn, she is often described as this. She never stops smiling.
  • Corrupt the Cutie: In the third book, she is corrupted by Yolanda Yewbeam, who is posing as a young schoolgirl called Belle.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Previously Dorcas was neutral, and even hinted to be a good person. It wasn't until Yolanda came around that she became bad.
  • Fat Girl: She is a bit plump near the beginning of the series, though she does lose some weight after she befriends Belle/ Yolanda.
  • Lack of Empathy
  • Perpetual Frowner: After the third book, Dorcas is said to be a sullen child who rarely smiles.
  • Perpetual Smiler: Before she becomes evil.
  • Primal Fear: Dorcas is afraid of animals. Which is ironic, considering her brothers keep a pair of ferocious Rottweillers at home.

Idith and Inez Branko

A pair of telekinetic twins who are distantly related to Zelda Dobinski. They are introduced in book four.

Joshua Tilpin

A small scrawny boy with a strange magnetic talent who is first introduced in book four. At first his origins are unknown, but it is discovered that he is descended from Lilith and Count Harken Badlock and Ms Chrystal is his mother.

     Neutral Endowed Children 

Asa Pike

Descended from Cafal, Asa becomes a werebeast at dusk. Asa is originally evil, but turns good after the sixth book.
  • Animal Eyes: Asa's most distinct feature is his wolfish-yellow eyes.
  • Body Horror: Asa when he changes from human to beast, or vice versa.
  • Book Dumb: Justified, since children of Merromals reportedly have academic difficulties.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: With a sufficient light source, Asa is human. But in the dark, he cannot retain that shape, instead automatically transforming into a beast the eponymous "Wilderness Wolf" of the sixth book. Being trapped as an animal for too long can also have a bad effect on his sanity, though luckily he manages to hold himself together enough to not rip apart his rescuers when they come for him.
  • Jerkass
  • My Instincts Are Showing: Asa at times. Especially prominent where Yolanda was concerned, as he was attracted to her specifically because her powers were similar to his.
  • Heel-Face Turn: It's implied that Asa actually might have rejoined the Bloors, had they not seen fit to lock him up for a few months in a cave, later on without sunlight (which is what he requires in order to be human). In other words, they deprived him of his humanity for several weeks and nearly starved him to death in the process. Their actions also led up to Asa's father being shot and killed by local hunters. It's no wonder he turned his back on them completely after that.
  • Mysterious Past: Next to nothing is known about Asa's family or past until the sixth book.
  • The Bully

Bindi Loom

A girl who appears in the first two books. Her endowment is unknown. She is friends with Olivia Vertigo, and is related to Dorcas Loom. She leaves the school after the end of the second book.

     Unendowed Children 

Fidelio Gunn

A friend of Charlie's who is in the Music Department. He is a musical prodigy and is always eager to help Charlie and the endowed children foil the Bloors' evil plans.

Benjamin Brown

Benjamin is Charlie's oldest friend and lives across the street from him. He is small with straw-blonde coloured hair, and has no other friends other than Charlie. He owns a dog called Runner Bean. His parents are detectives.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold
  • Muggle Friend
  • Parental Neglect: Benjamin's parents leave him alone at home quite a number of times because of their job as detectives. Benjamin is said to almost always have to cook his own dinner, because his parents aren't there to do it for him. In Midnight for Charlie Bone, however, they change their ways after Paton calls them back from their wild goose chase and tells them they should be home more often.
  • Put on a Bus: In the third book, when he goes to Hong Kong with his parents.
  • Unfazed Everyman

     Adult Members of the Bloor Family 

Ezekiel Bloor

The head of the Bloor family. He is over a hundred years old and is an incompetent magician.

Dr Harold Bloor

The son of Bartholomew Bloor, and grandson of Ezekiel. He is the headmaster of Bloor's Academy.

Bartholomew Bloor

Dr Bloor's father and Ezekiel's son. Is the White Sheep of the Bloor family.

Dorothy Bloor

Dr Bloor's wife.

     Bloor's Academy Staff 

Dr Arthur Saltweather

Head of the Music Department, and a descendant of the Red King. Has an endowment which is not fully specified. Later in the series he helps fight against the Bloors, and displays an attraction to Treasure, the Bloor Academy cook.

Samuel Sparks/ Mr Boldova

A young art teacher at the Academy. He is friendly and often helps the good children of the Red King. In the third book it's discovered that he is searching for his brother Ollie Sparks who was abducted and turned invisible by the Bloors. He is hypnotized by Yolanda Yewbeam, but recovers his memories at the end of the book when Yolanda dies.
  • Badass Teacher
  • Brainwashed: By Yolanda Yewbeam.
  • Friend to All Children: Mr Boldova is always ready to help the students in Bloor's Academy, no matter what.
  • Identity Amnesia: Samuel is hypnotized by Yolanda into forgetting who he is. Luckily, after her death the spell over him is broken and he is reunited with his younger brother.
  • The Determinator: Despite the dangers and opposition, Samuel searches for his missing brother Ollie (the invisible boy), even taking a job at Bloor's in the hopes of learning his whereabouts. Before coming to Bloor's, he went to five castles that the Bloors owned, thinking that Ollie could be held in one of those.


Bloor Academy's cook. She is dedicated to keeping the balance between the good and bad endowed children.


The gardener, handyman, driver, chauffeur and porter at Bloor's Academy. He is a bald, well muscled man who is one of Count Harken Badlock's followers, and works for the Bloors.
  • Jerkass

Bertha Weedon

Weedon's wife. She runs the green canteen and is disliked by all students for being grumpy and mean.

Senor Alvaro

A music teacher at the Academy, teacher trumpet to Charlie in the later part of the series. It turns out that he is a descendant of the Red King and helps Lyell out when he is the Red Knight by making sure Charlie does not find out who the Red Knight really is in case he is captured by the Bloors.

Ms Chrystal/ Titania Tilpin

A music teacher at the Academy, teaches violin and piano. She is later revealed to be an evil witch
  • Basement-Dweller: After she is outed as a witch, she is forced into hiding in a basement in Bloor's Academy.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: At first, Ms Chrystal appears to be an attractive, nice, open-minded person who is always on the side of the children. She shows her true colours later on when she brings Count Harken Badlock into the world.
  • Blondes Are Evil
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: Titania becomes increasingly ugly once she is outed as a witch and goes deep into evil.
  • Evil Teacher
  • Friend to All Children: Until she turns out to be an evil witch, that is.
  • Hidden Depths
  • Hot Teacher: It is frequently said that Ms Chrystal is quite attractive and easy to confide in.
  • Love Makes You Evil
  • Mysterious Past
  • Not Good with Rejection: Ms Chrystal was deeply in love with Lyell Bone, and she thought he loved her too, but he rejected her and married Amy Jones instead. It did not go down well with her.
  • The Determinator: And how. After Lyell rejects her, she waits fourteen years to have her revenge and brings Count Harken into the world. Then after the enchanter is banished, and the Mirror of Amoret is broken, she hides in the Academy and keeps trying to fix the Mirror and find a way to bring Harken back.
  • Unrequited Love: For Lyell.
  • Woman Scorned: She bears Lyell a grudge for rejecting her for Amy and is determined to have her revenge on him. In the fifth book she brings Count Harken into the world and tries to make sure Lyell doesn't wake up from his trance.

     Yewbeam/Bone Family 

Yorath Yewbeam

A sadistic shapeshifter, Yorath is the father of Yolanda. He is over one hundred years old and is forced to survive by feeding from other beings.

Yolanda Yewbeam

A hundred year old shapeshifter, she is a major antagonist in the third book. She is heartless and evil, and lives in Yewbeam Castle.

Grizelda Bone

The mother of Lyell Bone and grandmother of Charlie Bone. Also known as Grandma Bone. She lives in Filbert Street with Charlie and his family.

Lucretia Yewbeam

One of Charlie's three great-aunts. She is a Matron at Bloor's Academy.

Eustacia Yewbeam

One of Charlie's great-aunts. She has the gift of clairvoyance.

Venetia Yewbeam

One of Charlie's great-aunts. She has the gift of bewitching clothing.

Paton Yewbeam

Paton is Charlie's uncle. He is a power-booster and as such does not go out much during the day. He is in love with and eventually marries Julia Ingledew, Emma Tolly's aunt.
  • Badass Baritone
  • Badass Bookworm
  • Beserk Button: Never hurt Julia Ingledew, or he'll make you pay.
  • Cool Uncle
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette
  • Happily Married: To Julia Ingledew in the final book.
  • Heroic Neutral: This is Paton's stance until the end of the first book.
  • It's All My Fault: Paton never forgives himself for not meeting Lyell at the cathedral on the day Lyell disappeared, and blames himself for what happened.
  • Magic Enhancement: Paton is a "power booster", though this mainly extends just to electronics, lightbulbs in particular. He also knows how to utilize this power effectively, and even manages to fatally electrocute Yolanda with it.
  • Mentor: To Charlie.
  • Missing Mom: Paton's mother died when he was seven, after being pushed down a staircase by Yolanda Yewbeam in Yewbeam Castle.
  • Parental Substitute: Paton seems to get into this role as the series goes along. At first he is aloof and a loner, but after he puts his head up he begins to be more of an influence in Charlie's life, and helps Charlie undo whatever evil the Bloors have done and get him out of any trouble he has with Grandma Bone. It's justified, since with Charlie's father out of the picture for ten years, and Paton being the only reliable adult male in 9 Filbert Street, then of course Charlie would turn to Paton for the sort of fatherly or familial support he needs. By the end of the series it's clear that they have grown really close and that Charlie looks up to Paton a lot and is terribly upset when he believes Paton has died during the final battle on the heath.
  • Sword Cane: Paton has one in his walking stick, used in the final battle. And it's electrified.
  • The Confidant: Seems to have been this for Lyell, and eventually becomes this for Charlie.
  • The Reliable One
  • The Stoic
  • This Means War!: When Paton goes to help Benjamin and Runner Bean (who's been attacked by a beast), and sees his sister Eustacia acting as Benjamin's sitter so that the Bloors can steal Dr Tolly's case, he effectively declares war on his sisters, realising that they've gone too far this time and need to be stopped.

Lyell Bone

Charlie's father, and Amy's husband. He is an organist who disappeared in 1994 while trying to stop the abduction of Emma Tolly. He is hypnotized by Manfred Bloor into forgetting who he is and spends the next ten years disguised as a teacher at Bloor's Academy. He is eventually woken up and is reunited with his wife and son. During the last three books, he and Amy pretend to go on a second honeymoon while Lyell roams the city as the Red Knight.
  • Action Dad
  • Brainwashed: By Manfred Bloor, eight years before the beginning of the series, for trying to prevent the abduction of Emma Tolly (and also because he knocked Ezekiel Bloor to the ground, crippling him permanently).
  • Brainwash Residue: It's said that Lyell did not fully recover from his long ordeal by the time of the events of book six.
  • Chekovs Gunman: He's Mr Pilgrim, the strange piano teacher at Bloor's Academy. He's also the Red Knight in books six, seven and eight.
  • Dark and Troubled Past
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?
  • Disappeared Dad: His dad, Monty Bone, was killed when his plane crashed in a desert.
  • Elopement: Lyell eloped to Mexico with Amy Jones and married her there.
  • Faked The Dead
  • Happily Married: To Amy, before his disappearance. And after he is woken up.
  • Have We Met??: When Amy and Charlie meet him in the chapel in book five, Lyell has no idea who they are, though he seems to know that he should recognise them.
  • Hope Bringer: Lyell fulfills this role in the last three books as he acts as the Red Knight, the only person said to be able to save the city from Harken.
  • Identity Amnesia: During his trance he has no memories of his old life.
  • I Owe You My Life: Lyell practically says this to Charlie after the battle on the heath.
  • Kicked Upstairs: At the end of the last book, Lyell becomes the owner of Bloor's Academy as he is the true heir to Maybelle's will.
  • Loss of Identity: The result of his hypnotization.
  • Mysterious Past: While he's hypnotised, he's frequently thought of as mysterious.
  • Mysterious Protector: Lyell is this in the last three books. The children and adults in the city (except for a chosen few) have no idea he is the Red Knight.
  • Never Found the Body: Even though his car crashed into a quarry, his body was never found. This is because the Bloors and Yewbeams dragged him out of the car just before it went over the edge of the quarry.
  • Nice Guy
  • Not Himself: When he came back from the cathedral after being hypnotised. Amy tells Charlie in the first book that it was as if he were under a spell.
  • Parental Neglect
  • Screwthe Rules Im Doing Whats Right: This seems to be his attitude for most of the series.
  • Secret Keeper: He's the keeper of the box containing Maybelle's will.
  • Secret Legacy: he's the true heir to Maybelle's will.
  • The Determinator
  • The Piano Player
  • The Reliable One
  • Took a Level in Badass: In the last three books. Though he is still recovering from his ten-year-long trance, Lyell chooses to roam around the city as the Red Knight, protecting the endowed children, including his own son. With a mare that used to be the Queen, an unbeatable sword and the Red King's cloak, he kills a fair amount of enemies during very dramatic battles. He even kills Harken, a powerful enchanter.
  • Wistful Amnesia

Amy Bone

Charlie's mother and Lyell's wife. She is a shop assistant.
  • Elopement: She elopes with Lyell to Mexico and marries him there.
  • Happily Married: To Lyell, before and after his hypnosis.
  • Hypnotize the Princess: In the fifth book this is essentially what Count Harken does to her to prevent Lyell from waking from his trance.
  • Nice Girl: There isn't a single mean bone in her body.
  • Obliviously Beautiful: Amy thinks she is not as pretty as she used to be, but that doesn't stop Count Harken from courting her.
  • Rags to Riches
  • Secret Legacy: She is descended from Mathonwy, a powerful magician and friend of the Red King. This makes Charlie the rightful owner of the wand Claerwen.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: In the fifth book.
  • Shrinking Violet: She is described as rather timid and quiet during the first five books of the series. However, when she gets her husband back she seems to become a lot more confident and develops more poise.
  • Team Mom: By the fifth book, Amy seems to have befriended quite a few of Charlie's friends' parents, most notably Mrs Gunn.

Maisie Jones

Amy's mother and a widow. She is very cheerful, plump and bossy.

     The Pets' Cafe 

Orvil Onimous

A small man who has a way with animals, Mr Onimous is a friend to the good endowed and aids them repeatedly in their fight against the Bloors. He looks after the three Flame cats, Leo, Sagittarius and Aries. His wife runs a Pets' Cafe where he can be found helping out.

Onoria Onimous

The owner of the Pets' Cafe. She is a kind, very tall woman who loves all animals and children. She is married to Orvil Onimous.

Norton Cross

     Piminy Street Residents 

Katya Kettle

Introduced in the sixth book, she is the owner of a kettle shop in Piminy Street. She is also secretly a blacksmith and is descended from Feromal.

     Other Characters 

Christopher Crowquill

The rightful guardian of Billy Raven. He was sent to prison for eight years for supposedly robbing a bank. He concerns himself with the safety of Billy, but ultimately he sacrifices his life to save Paton Yewbeam's.

Julia Ingledew

A bookshop owner and Emma Tolly's aunt. Paton Yewbeam is in a relationship with her.


Bartholomew Bloor's second wife, and Naren's adopted mother.

Ollie Sparks

A very curious boy who once attended Bloor's Academy in the music department. He disappeared before the beginning of the series and is revealed to have been held captive in Bloor's Academy by the Bloors, who were using him to experiment with invisibility. He is eventually rescued and made invisible again by the good endowed.

Henry Yewbeam

A relative of Charlie who found himself in the 21st century through accidental use of the Time Twister.

James Yewbeam

Paton Yewbeam's father and brother to Henry.

Alice Angel

Olivia Vertigo's godmother, and a white witch.


Cook's sister. She lives with James Yewbeam, and is his housekeeper and caretaker.

     Minor Characters 

Mostyn Tolly

Emma Tolly's father and Nancy Tolly's husband. He was a brilliant but lazy inventor who chose to give away his only daughter to the Bloors in exchange for an exciting challenge. He eventually regrets this and tries to put it right, but is murdered before he can.

Nancy Tolly

Emma Tolly's mother. She died of illness just days before Emma's second birthday.

Rufus Raven

Billy Raven's father and Lyell Bone's close friend. He was killed in a traffic accident when Billy was a baby.

Ellen Raven

Rufus' wife. She was killed along with her husband in a traffic accident.

Montague Bone

Lyell Bone's father and Grizelda's husband. He was a pilot who was killed when his plane crashed into a desert in 1963.

Mary Chance

Bartholomew Bloor's first wife. She killed herself when she believed him to be dead in an avalanche.

     Residents of Badlock 

Count Harken Badlock

The main antagonist of the series, and the nemesis of the Red King. He is a powerful enchanter who will stop at nothing to take over the Red King's ancient city.


The unendowed granddaughter of the count.


Endowed grandson of the count, and brother to Matilda. He can walk through walls.


The Red King's eldest daughter, and one of the evil ones. She marries Count Harken and moves to Badlock with him. She is a bewitcher of clothes.

     Historical Figures 

The Red King (Timoken)

A magician and ancestor of all endowed children, this is the man who started it all. He came out of Africa in the twelfth century and settled in England, marrying Berenice, a daughter of a knight of Toledo, and having ten children who each inherited a part of his power. He was accompanied by three leopards, who later became the Flame cats.

Queen Berenice (Beri)

The kind, spirited wife of the Red King. She died when their youngest child, Amoret, was born, but was later resurrected by Ezekiel Bloor in the form of her favorite mare. She now lives in the ruins of the Red Castle with the tree that is the Red King.


The Red King's first child, and a sadistic tyrant. He could manipulate fire. He is the ancestor of the Bloor family.


The Red King's second son. He was one of the good children who left the castle forever. He could talk to animals. He is the ancestor of the Ravens, the Bones, and the Crowquills.


A changer.
  • Animal Eyes: Cafal's most distinct feature is his wolfish-yellow eyes.
  • Body Horror: When he changes from human to beast, or vice versa.
  • Heel-Face Revolving Door: Due to his nature as a changer, Cathal constantly switches between the good and bad sides. It is during one of his 'good' moments that he fled the Red Castle.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifting: With a sufficient light source, Cafal is human. But in the dark, he cannot retain that shape, instead automatically transforming into a beast.
  • Jerkass: At times he can be this, due to his nature as a changer.
  • My Instincts Are Showing


One of the king's wicked children. She is telekinetic. She is close to her sister Lilith, and follows her like a shadow.


The Red King's third daughter, and an illusionist and psychic. She is one of the good children who flees the castle when Harken takes over. She marries an Italian prince, Enrico, and has seven daughters, all witches. The Vertigos, Sages and Silks are descended from her.


The Red King's fourth child, Petrello can call thunder and lightning, wind and rain.


One of the good children, and a gifted swordsman and flyer.


A shapeshifter. He is one of the King's bad children who stay in the Red Castle.


The Red King's youngest child, and the ancestor of the Yewbeam family. She could travel through use of the Mirror of Amoret which her father had crafted for her.

Otus Yewbeam

The husband of Amoret, and father of Roland. He is a giant who finds himself trapped in Badlock and separated from his wife and son for twenty years. In the seventh book Charlie and Paton help him reunite with Amoret in the Castle of Mirrors.

Roland Yewbeam

Otus and Amoret's son. He is the direct ancestor of the Yewbeams.


Amadis' youngest son and only survivor of the fire in the Castle of Mirrors. He could talk to animals. He is the ancestor of the Ravens and Crowquills.

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